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When to Call an Attorney

One of the main characters in AMC’s award winning TV series, Breaking Bad, was a criminal defense attorney named Saul Goodman. The great thing about Saul’s character was that he had such a personal relationship with his clients, and they were calling him almost daily to defend them in their cases. You would think Saul had his Bluetooth headset permanently sewn to his ear. Saul was known for having the right information and the right connections to serve his clients best, and his slogan, “Better Call Saul!” encourages his clients to call him any time of day or night –and they definitely took advantage of that. So when should you call an attorney?

Criminal Cases: DUI, Drug Possession, Robbery, Battery, Larceny, Fraud, etc.

Especially if a criminal accusation is involved, your attorney should be the first person that you call. It is important for you to be represented immediately in criminal cases, because your words and actions “can and will be held against you” as soon as you are arrested. Because attorneys have been trained and experienced in the legal system, their counsel is the best way to ensure that you are being treated fairly and constitutionally.

Deaths in the Family

Hopefully, your passed loved one will have already established an estate plan. Either way, calling an attorney immediately after a death will keep you from suffering tax penalties or other personal liabilities. Because a death is a tragic and emotional time, calling your attorney as soon as possible will relieve the burden of figuring out legalities while you mourn.

Suffering Bodily Harm

Under Colorado state personal injury laws, you may be entitled to compensation if you are hurt as a result of another person or company’s negligent, reckless or deliberate actions. Personal injury lawyers work with the victims of all kinds of accidents. You should also hire a personal injury attorney if you’ve been injured as a result of medical malpractice, a defective product, nursing home abuse, or a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property. Your personal injury law firm can help you collect money to pay for medical expenses, temporary or permanent disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other injury-related expenses.

Civil Disputes

Whether you’re having a legal dispute with your neighbors, your landlord, or a company that failed to deliver what it promised, hiring an experienced civil litigation attorney will keep you from being taken advantage of.

If you have experienced any of these situations, call us today for a free consultation at our Colorado Springs office. Our firm is prepared to help defend your rights, integrity, and livelihood.

What Should I Do If I Am Injured in an Automobile Accident?

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With the volume of traffic on our streets and highways, it is not surprising that there are problems: traffic jams, flared tempers, minor accidents. Most of this does not result in a lawsuit.

But sometimes a person dealing with this every-day nuisance is caught up in a more significant event: he or she is injured in an auto accident. Then it is time to decide how to proceed. No one wants to get involved in litigation; but sometimes there is no reasonable alternative.

There are credible sources that advocate handling your own personal injury case. In fact, I have advised potential clients to handle their own cases myself. However, each one has later come back and retained me to represent them once they tried to sort through the morass themselves.

For those unfamiliar with the process, here is a summary of what could happen in a personal injury case.

  • Following the accident, the driver at fault may offer you cash to settle all claims. This sounds good at first, but is very dangerous and unwise.  Auto accidents can have long-range effects and many times serious injuries do not appear for days, weeks, or even months later. Accepting a quick settlement is never a good idea.
  • The at-fault person’s insurance company will almost certainly offer to pay all of your medical costs. They may even offer to pay for your lost wages. Again, this sounds so good and is a tempting offer; however, in return the insurance company will require a full release of all claims arising out of the accident. What you may not know is that Colorado Law allows you to recover for much more than just your past medical costs and your past lost wages. You may be able to recover additional compensation for future wages (not just lost wages), lifestyle changes, or pain and suffering damages.

What every person needs to know is this: Colorado Law protects people who have been injured by the negligence of fellow drivers. There is a long-standing system in place designed to award you the compensation you deserve.

It is important that you trust that system. It can and does get overwhelming, especially for those unaccustomed to dealing with it. But, with a little patience, and an experienced attorney fighting for you, most victims receive the compensation they need and deserve.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, or some other type of accident, and it was not your fault, Odle Law, LLC urges you to immediately contact an attorney with the experience, knowledge, and tenacity to fight for you. It is the ONLY way to insure that you will receive the compensation that you need and deserve.

 

In a future blog, we will follow up with articles that discuss what most insurance companies do not want you to know or to do following an automobile accident.

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