Here’s why personal injury lawyers exist: people screw up and hurt other people. When they do, they should pay for the injuries they cause.  Now, we all make mistakes.  But when we do, we should stand up and make things right. That’s what motivates me to represent injured people: I want to help people recover what they’ve lost from the people who hurt them.

If you’ve suffered injuries because of someone else, contact Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC today to talk to a Fort Collins personal injury lawyer or read on to learn about common types on personal injury cases. You can read the personal injury section of the Cannon Hadfield Stieben Blog:

Car Accidents

We’re all responsible for driving carefully.  Often, people don’t, and that’s when you can get hurt.  If you’ve been the victim of a drunk, districted, or careless driver, you will have medical bills, you’ll miss work, and you may experience lasting pain or discomfort.  It’s not fair that your life should be turned upside down because someone else didn’t drive safely.  Under the law, you should be compensated by the person who caused your injuries.  Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC can help you recover everything you’re entitled to.  Contact us today to set up a free meeting with a Fort Collins personal injury lawyer to discuss your situation.

Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents

Car drivers are mostly good at watching for other cars.  Unfortunately, they are often very bad at watching out for bikes.  Even worse, if you’re on a bike and you get hit by a car, you are likely to be very badly injured.  If you get hit, it’s not your fault for riding a bike; it’s the other driver’s fault for not driving safely.  Sam Cannon regularly cycles to work and understands how dangerously some drivers act around bikers.  If you’ve been injured while riding, contact us today to talk with a Fort Collins personal injury lawyer!

Pedestrian Accidents

We are all pedestrians. Whether we’re walking to work or just walking across a parking lot, we are venerable to drivers who don’t look where they’re going. And when someone hits a pedestrian with their car, the results can be horrifying. If you’ve been hit by a driver while on foot, contact Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC for a free consultation with a Fort Collins personal injury lawyer.

Slip and Fall Accidents

People who invite other people onto their property have a responsibility to make sure the property is free from danger. There’s no reason you should suffer because someone else chose to let you onto their property without making sure it’s safe. If you’ve suffered an injury in a store, a warehouse, on a sidewalk that resulted from the owner’s lack of care, contact Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC today to set up a free meeting with a Fort Collins personal injury lawyer.

Insurance Claims and Insurance Bad Faith

We all buy insurance so that when we’re injured, we’re protected.  Insurance companies gladly accept our monthly payments, and we expect them to pay us what we’re owed when we get injured.  Often though, insurance companies try to avoid their responsibilities.  Sometimes you will receive an offer to settle all your claims very soon after an accident even though you may not know the full extent of your injuries.  Sometimes they will even deny that they owe you anything.

Auto insurance policies also include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage that protects you if someone hurts you but does not have enough insurance to cover your injuries.  If this happens, your own insurance policy must pay you if you’ve suffered more than the amount paid by the other driver’s insurance.  Even so, insurance companies will often try to say that you are not  as badly injured as you’re claiming so that they don’t have to pay you what you’re entitled to.

If any of these things is happening to you, you can protect yourself.  You can talk to an attorney to decide whether to accept an offer or whether to hold out for more.  If an insurance company has refused to compensate you, you can may still be able to force them to pay you.  If a court determines that they refused to pay in bad faith, you may even be entitled to double your damages.  If you’ve been refused uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage, I can help you decide whether to pursue your claim in court.

If you are in any of the situations described above, contact Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC today to set up a free meeting to discuss your best course of action with a Fort Collins personal injury lawyer.

Do I Need a Fort Collins Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you listen to insurance companies, they’ll tell you that you don’t need a personal injury lawyer. But the insurance company doesn’t have your best interests at heart. They’re only looking out for their bottom line. And trust me, they’re pros. If you’re injured, and you want to fight for the compensation the law says you’re entitled to, you need a pro on your side too. After all, you would have lived a very accident prone life if you’ve made as many insurance claims as the Fort Collins personal injury lawyers at Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC.

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