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Car Accident Attorneys in Longmont, CO

At Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C., we understand the trauma, confusion, and stress that car accidents can bring. An experienced Longmont car accident lawyer can help you navigate the challenges of the claims process after an accident.

Our dedicated team is here to provide professional and comprehensive legal representation, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. We are committed to pursuing justice, ensuring your rights are protected, and working tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. Trust us to be your advocate.

How a Longmont Car Accident Attorney Can Help You

Longmont car accident lawyers

After a car accident, victims are left to deal with car repairs, medical appointments, lost time from work, and insurance adjusters. Here are a few ways our car accident lawyers in Longmont can help. 

We start with an in-depth consultation to better understand your case. Our role involves gathering and examining crucial evidence, including photographs, traffic camera footage, eyewitness testimonies, and police reports. This meticulous investigation aids in establishing liability and strengthens your claim.

Negotiating with insurance companies is another important aspect we manage on your behalf. Insurance companies aim to minimize payouts. Colorado law allows you to collect compensation for your injuries, even if you’re partially at fault under its comparative negligence law.

The insurance adjuster for the other party will try to assign the majority of the blame to you so they can avoid paying out a settlement. We bring our experience and knowledge to the table and protect your rights during these negotiations. 

Finally, should your claim proceed to litigation, you can rely on us for effective representation, presenting a solid case to fight for your rightful compensation. 

Nikki Nicholaou was incredibly helpful and responsive. I felt very comfortable with my case in her hands, which was a great decision because she won me a settlement before we had to go to court
Veronica Blake
Veronica Blake
Highly recommended.
Andy B
Andy B
One day in June, 2019, our world was turned upside down. My husband was nearly killed by a motorist while riding his bicycle. He was lucky to come away from the accident with “only” a neck broken in 5 places, facing surgery and a long two-year recovery period. His extreme pain, our anger, and the total shock of the event overwhelmed us. We decided to focus all our energy on his healing. Dealing with the insurance company was more than we could handle. So, a little investigation brought us to Sloat & Nicholson. During the first phone conversation, Randy Nicholson explained that we could not only file a claim against the driver’s insurance, but also against our Underinsured Motorist insurance. Randy also explained that it was likely that he would have to fight Mike’s health insurance which would certainly ask to be totally reimbursed for their expenses. We’d learned that it was a bigger issue than we’d expected, but we knew we had found someone who could help us, and that has a great relief. After that first call, and in the subsequent months of meeting with Randy and his team, we knew we’d made the best possible decision. Randy got the full claim against the driver’s insurance. He convinced our health insurance that they had no standing in filing a claim against us. We didn’t have to pay them anything. And he negotiated with our Underinsured Motorist insurance and got the full claim against them as well. It was not easy, and Randy worked hard. He completely relieved us of a ton of stress. He kept us informed each step of the way. Every time we worked with him and his team, we became more and more convinced that we’d made the right decision. We were so glad we found Sloat and Nicholson. After the accident, we felt like the world was against us. The court system totally dropped the ball, and we constantly had to fight back our anger at the driver and the judge. But we had Randy Nicholson and his team on our side, and we are forever grateful to all of them.
midge castillo
midge castillo
I was in a car accident and needed legal advice. Robert Hoover was both professional and informative! He was so helpful, and I would recommend him to anyone. I also appreciated his Christian perspective!
colleen G.
colleen G.
I was a case form many years ago Gerald handled everything completely professionally there is not one thing I would do differently My case was complicated but the end result was everything that I was entitled to! If your case is in his practice area I highly recommend a phone call consultation or visit to his office. You won't be disappointed his years of experience knowledge and fair treatment of his clients would not be more apparent!
Adam Townson
Adam Townson
Jerry Sloat and his staff treated our family with great respect and helped us to receive compensation for the injuries, pain and suffering we incurred during a car accident. We owe him so much and are truly grateful that we stopped trying to deal with the insurance company and allowed Jerry and his wonderful team of professional to take care of everything for us.
Leonard Romano
Leonard Romano
Gerry Sloat was amazing, after my car wreck I was at a loss on what was going on. I didn't know the process or what to even expect. I turned to him because he was the only one willing to take the time and speak with me to answer all my questions. My insurance company wouldn't even call me back to answer my question of what was happening. Gerry took quite a bit of time explaining the different aspects of the insurance and the other driver and the county issues that I didn't even know where separate, he really set my mind at ease with my mind running with all of the "what ifs" I now know where I stand and what to expect going further and can now make informed decisions on what I need to be prepared for what lies ahead! Thank you again Mr Sloat!
landa raddon
landa raddon
Gerry Sloat was a very skilled and helpful attorney when I needed one to negotiate a settlement for many, many medical bills resulting from a head on collision. What impressed me most was his fair handedness in dealing with us, but also with dealing with the other parties involved. Further, since the accident a half dozen years ago, he has been more than helpful in answering questions about all matters of the law, and seems to genuinely enjoy hearing from me when I call. A stellar human and an outstandingly thorough attorney.
Bonnie Carol
Bonnie Carol
Ever since I started working with with Robert Hoover it's been more like working with family he's taking the time to get to know me and my family on a personal level the office staff know by name and they are the best
Jason Swartz
Jason Swartz

Common Types of Car Accidents

As experienced car accident attorneys in Longmont, we handle a wide variety of car accident cases. The following are the most common collisions we represent clients for in Colorado. 

Rear-end Collisions

Distracted driving, sudden braking, or tailgating can all lead to rear-end accidents. Typically, the driver in the rear is at fault, but each case is unique and requires independent investigation. 

Side-Impact Accidents

Side-impact crashes occur when one car strikes the side of another. You might hear them called “T-bone” accidents. These collisions often happen at intersections and can be caused by failure to yield, running a stop sign, or ignoring a red light.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

These accidents involve three or more vehicles and usually occur on highways or freeways. They can be particularly complex due to the number of parties involved, and determining liability can be challenging. If a semi-truck, other commercial vehicle, or motorcycle are involved in your car accident, this can add in another layer of complexity when determining liability.

Head-On Collisions

Although less common, head-on collisions are often severe and can result in catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. Causes can range from impaired driving to loss of vehicular control or wrongful overtaking.

Sideswipe Collisions

A sideswipe collision is where two vehicles touch sides. This type of accident happens when one vehicle drifts into the lane of another or both cars change into the same lane simultaneously. 

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Numerous actions can lead to a collision. Although newer vehicles provide enhanced safety protection, they can’t prevent every accident. And it’s not uncommon for multiple factors to play a role in the accident. That’s why a thorough investigation is necessary. Some of the common causes of car accidents include the following: 

  • Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. It includes texting while driving, eating, applying makeup, or any activity that diverts a driver’s attention from the road.
  • Driving over the speed limit is another common accident cause. Speeding can also mean going too fast for current conditions, such as during a storm. Speeding impairs a driver’s ability to stop quickly to prevent an accident. 
  • Alcohol impairs a driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely, affecting their judgment, coordination, and reaction times, often leading to devastating accidents.
  • Reckless driving includes changing lanes quickly without signaling, tailgating, or ignoring traffic signs and rules. Such irresponsible behavior poses a significant risk to the safety of other road users.
  • Colorado’s weather can sometimes be unpredictable and contribute to decreased visibility. Conditions like fog, snow, rain, or ice make roads slippery, increasing the risk of accidents.

Understanding the cause of the car accident is crucial as it directly impacts the outcome of your claim. At Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, we investigate these factors to establish liability and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. 

Damages You Can Recover in a Car Accident Claim

You can claim compensation when you’ve suffered damages in a car accident. Potential compensation is divided into two categories, economic and non-economic damages. 

Economic damages are quantifiable losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage, such as vehicle repairs or replacement. Non-economic damages are more subjective and include compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and in severe cases, permanent disability or disfigurement.

In certain circumstances, you might be eligible for punitive damages. These damages are designed to punish particularly egregious or reckless behavior, such as drinking and driving, and deter similar conduct in the future. Understanding and accurately calculating these damages is crucial to receiving fair compensation.

Why Hire Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover? 

Choosing the proper legal representation after a car accident is a critical decision. We know you have numerous options for a Longmont car accident lawyer. What sets us apart from other law firms? At Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, we bring decades of experience, a deep commitment to our clients, and a tireless drive for justice to every case we handle.

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive understanding of personal injury law, particularly in complex car accident claims. Our record of success in negotiating with insurance companies ensures you will receive assertive and knowledgeable representation. We don’t just work for you; we partner with you.

Our firm always maintains a client-centric approach. We recognize what a challenging time this is for you. We’re dedicated to providing compassionate, thorough representation throughout the claims process. We aim to secure the best possible outcome for you so that you can focus on healing and recovery.

If you need assistance following a Longmont car accident, contact Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover to schedule an initial consultation. Let us review your case and explain how we can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.