Hadfield, Stieben & Doutt brings exceptional legal services to Fort Collins and the Front Range area. Our mission is to provide exceptional representation for our clients through direct, honest communication and a thoughtfully executed plan. We offer this exceptional representation in a variety of areas — which is precisely what we will overview in today’s blog. If you’re looking for honest and community-driven personal injury attorneys, then please reach out to Hadfield, Stieben & Doutt.

To get a better idea of what we can offer, let’s take a look at our areas of practice. We give each of these a closer look, but be sure to visit our FAQ page to learn more. Broadly speaking, we are an office of personal injury attorneys who can offer representation in the following areas: 

Now, let’s turn to these in a bit more detail.

Auto Accidents

As personal injury attorneys, we are often providing representation for clients who have suffered injuries due to auto accidents. We understand how stressful, overwhelming, and confusing it can be to have to deal with the aftermath of an auto accident. We want to help make things as easy and stress-free as possible. 

We will explore in future blog posts what steps you should take if you find yourself in an auto accident — and in the meantime, be sure to check out our Auto Accident page for more information. Here we provide a brief overview of some essential steps that should be taken in any auto accident. You can also learn more by reading our previous blog post on types of car accident injuries, which included:

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Back Injuries

Whatever the case may be, HSD Law is here to help.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycling is an extremely popular practice in Fort Collins. Unfortunately, certain areas are better suited for cycling than others, and bicycle accidents are inevitable. Despite the increase in bicycle lanes and accommodations for cyclists in Northern Colorado, there remains a risk anytime there’s interaction between bicycles and motor vehicles. 

These types of personal injuries are more often than not the result of motor vehicle drivers not being appropriately mindful or aware of cyclists. However, many bicycle accidents are the result of dangerous conditions on the roads, parking lots, bike lanes, and bike paths. These can include potholes, unremoved ice, blind corners, and other types of unmarked hazards. Regardless of the source of your bicycle accident, be sure to document what happened and take appropriate steps. You can learn more about what to do in such cases by visiting our Bicycle Accident page

In any case, HSD Law can assist in evaluating your claim and the potential for compensation.

Dog Bites

Northern Colorado loves its bicycles and dogs — and for good reason. There’s so much to love there. But both bicycles and dogs bring with them the potential for personal injury, and thus the potential need for a personal injury attorney. 

One of the major issues with dog bites is their unpredictability. It’s hard to know what type of situation could lead to a dog bite, since dog bites sometimes involve other people’s pets or even stray dogs. This means that dog bites have the potential of occuring in a huge range of settings. Thus, it’s important to take notice of situations where you may find yourself around dogs. Dog bites typically occur when a dog feels scared or threatened. One of the best ways to prevent a dog bite is to be on the lookout for signs that the dog is feeling scared or threatened. You will also want to be sure to stay mindful of “Beware of Dog” signs, as well as being cautious around unleashed dogs. You can learn more about appropriate steps to take by visiting our Dog Bite Injury page.

If you or a family member has been injured from a dog bite, HSD Law can help you explore your options. Dog bites can be both serious and difficult to prove, so be sure to reach out to us for assistance in your dog bite claim.

Insurance Disputes 

Insurance disputes can arise for a range of reasons. Insurance coverage emerges as a contract between insurance carriers and the insured. The insurance company is obligated to provide you with certain coverage based on the terms of the insurance policy. Insurance disputes arise, in short, when the terms of the insurance policy and the promise of coverage fail to be met. 

Not to worry. HSD Law provides exceptional personal injury attorneys as well as assistance in navigating insurance disputes and getting you what you rightly deserve. We assist in a variety of bad faith claims, including: 

  • Homeowner’s insurance policy disputes
  • Automobile insurance policy disputes
  • Commercial General Liability insurance policy disputes
  • Renter’s insurance policy disputes

You can learn more about how we can assist with the stress and complexities of insurance disputes by visiting our Insurance Dispute page or by reaching out to us directly.

Slip and Fall

Personal injury as a result of slipping and falling can occur at any time of year, but they are most common during the winter months. We’re no strangers to dangerous icy conditions in Fort Collins. These types of personal injuries can, of course, be the result of other conditions, including defective stairs or lack of railways. The question, then, is whether your fall was the result of negligence on behalf of another.

Slip and fall injuries can be extremely dangerous — even deadly. They should be taken seriously, and HSD Law can help you figure out whether you can recover for your slip and fall injuries.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can sometimes be more devastating than car accidents since they so often occur at high speeds. There are many conditions that apply to truck accidents that don’t typically apply to your standard car accident. This is because you will immediately be up against truck companies and their insurance companies. 

Ultimately, understanding how truck accidents are different from typical car accidents is important to ensure you are adequately protected — and HSD Law is to help. Start by learning more on our Truck Accident page and then contact us with all of your questions.

Wrongful Death

The aforementioned areas — be it car accidents, truck accidents, dog bites, or any other type of personal injury — have the potential to result in death. In such tragic and difficult circumstances, it is still within the rights of the survivors of the deceased to pursue legal claims against the party that caused the injuries. 

There are conditions for pursuing a wrongful death claim that are specific to Colorado — which you can read about on our Wrongful Death page. Additionally, you can read about who can recover and what can be recovered in these types of claims. 

Whatever the case may be, Hadfield Stieben & Doutt are personal injury attorneys who are here to provide exceptional representation for you and your loved ones. For us, it is a privilege to represent the injured. Our clients are more than cases. Contact us today to get the representation that you deserve.