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When you contact The Babcock Law Firm, the first thing we’ll do is determine whether we can help you. A case screening lets us know if your claim, whether a car, truck or motorcycle accident, drunk driving accident, pedestrian accident, a slip and fall, on-the-job injury/workers’ compensation, wrongful death, or other personal injury or insurance dispute, falls within our areas of expertise and whether our representation will benefit you.
No matter where you live or where your case starts - Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Lafayette, Broomfield or other Colorado cities - you will always have this initial call, or case screening, with a workers’ compensation or personal injury/accident attorney.
Within 72 hours, you’ll be scheduled for a free initial consultation with an attorney if your case screening indicates that your matter falls within our practice areas and that our legal representation can help you.
Your free initial consultation will be a much more in-depth consultation, often lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours. During this meeting, we will:
Most of our clients are already in a difficult financial situation prior to seeking our services as a result of personal injury in a car accident or work incident. Mounting medical bills or home loss due to a fire can find our insurance dispute clients facing the same financial stresses. Whatever the situation, it’s unrealistic to expect you to be able to pay thousands of dollars a month on an ongoing basis for legal representation. That’s why your workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney at The Babcock Law Firm performs case work on contingency - so you can get the representation you need. We don’t get paid until a successful recovery is made, either through a settlement, jury award or judge’s decision. Our fees are based on a percentage. While these may vary depending on the case, it’s usually 20% for workers compensation, and 33% for personal injury and insurance disputes.
Unlike with many other attorneys or law firms, there are no “sliding fees” to complicate matters. Sliding fees occur when, for example, the initial percentage may start at 33% but increase to 40% if the case does not settle and a law suit has to be filed, and then possibly increase higher if the matter proceeds to trial. At The Babcock Law Firm, you never have to worry about pressure to accept an unfavorable settlement due to concerns over fee increases. Our contingency percentage remains the same regardless of how a case proceeds.
Litigation costs and expenses such as postage, copying, facsimile costs and retaining expert witnesses are advanced by your personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney. We understand that while the insurance companies and large corporations have significant financial resources to commit to their litigation costs, most hard-working Colorado residents don’t. So, litigation costs are advanced by The Babcock Law Firm then recovered once a successful recovery is made on your behalf. Plus, you maintain control over costs, because we keep you informed and require your authorization before incurring costs and expenses in your case.
The Babcock Law Firm never passes off important legal tasks in your case to paralegals, case managers, or legal assistants. We seek success by providing high-quality legal representation, not a high quantity of legal representation. In order to provide high-quality legal representation, The Babcock Law Firm has an attorney involved in every aspect of your case and more importantly, an attorney is responsible for all important legal tasks.
Our smaller case load means you are always able to reach your attorney with questions or concerns about your case. You’ll work closely with your attorney, not a paralegal or case manager.
You’ll make important decisions in your case and decide which path your case follows. Our role, as your workers’ compensation, personal injury or insurance dispute attorney, is to inform you of your options and of the potential benefits, costs, likely outcomes and chances of success with each option. We never pressure, but assist you in choosing the option that is best for you and your family, taking all risks into account.
Once you decide how you want to proceed with your claim, we work with you to implement the best legal strategy possible toward obtaining the desired outcome. During this process, we’ll advise you of the litigation costs and expenses associated with the path you’ve chosen, as well as a likely time frame for reaching a successful outcome. As the case progresses, the client and attorney are constantly re-evaluating where a case stands to make sure that the matter is on the right path for the client and that a beneficial outcome is likely.
The most difficult decision you’ll face in any legal matter is whether to accept a settlement offered by the other side or proceed to a hearing or trial. Our role as your personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney is to advise you of the chances of obtaining a better outcome through a hearing or trial than what is being offered in settlement, so you can make an informed decision of how to proceed. The decision is yours.
We find that more than 90% of our clients opt for the settlement option. We believe this is due in large part to being able to obtain good settlements for our clients but is also due in part to the risks and costs associated with litigation.
We invite you to contact us to discuss your workers’ compensation or personal injury case now.