With two attorneys offering a range of legal practice areas, we serve residents of Colorado Springs and surrounding counties with personal injury and wrongful death claims, divorce and custody arrangements, and estate planning. We work hard to provide the personal attention your case deserves and we will fight to protect your rights.
Bad things happen to good people all the time. It’s an unfortunate fact of life. Whether an unhappy marriage has left you feeling vulnerable or a serious car crash has turned your life upside-down, we are here to help you make the best of a bad situation. Our caring, compassionate team is dedicated to providing the personal service you need and deserve at a difficult time in your life.
You may be tempted to call one of the big law firms you have seen on TV, but what you may not realize is that you will probably never even meet the guy you saw on TV and you may not even deal with the same person twice. At Springs Law Group, you will work directly with either Jake Kimball or Chris Nicolaysen from the very first day. We pride ourselves on the partnerships we form with clients. You are not just a cog in a big legal machine; we see you as an individual and give you and your case the personal care and attention you deserve. Whether you work with Jake on a personal injury claim or Chris on a divorce or child support case or to modify a custody agreement or write a will, we focus on creating a solid working relationship with you to help you achieve your legal goals.
From our office in northeast Colorado Springs, we serve clients in need from Pueblo to Castle Rock. If you or someone you love is struggling to recover financially and emotionally after a car accident or divorce, call Springs Law Group for a free initial consultation. We are open and honest with our clients. You will know exactly what to expect from us from the start, and if we can’t help you, we will not take your case. For a refreshing change from the big mill law firms, come meet our attorneys and find out how different working with an attorney can be.
We know you have a lot of options when looking for an attorney in the Colorado Springs area. For many of you, this is the first time you have ever had to hire an attorney, and it can be hard to know what to look for. Many people put their trust in big factory law firms because the name is familiar and they assume bigger is better. However, with our small firm, you get:
Personal attention. We don’t work on volume like big firms. We consider each case we take carefully and only take a new case when we know we can commit the time and attention it needs.
Direct contact with an attorney. You will connect with your attorney at your first meeting and can rest assured that he or she is handling your case from that point on. We do not pass cases—no matter how small—on to paralegals or associate attorneys.
Open and honest communication. From your initial consultation through every twist and turn in the case, we will be upfront and honest with you about what is happening. We will make decisions with you, not for you, and will work hard to create a true partnership with you.
We may not have the advertising budget of bigger firms, but we have the experience and dedication necessary to represent your best interests in any personal injury, family law, or insurance dispute claim in Colorado.
The length of the claims process depends on a number of factors. First, because you only get one settlement payment, we typically recommend waiting until you’re done with your medical treatment (or reach maximum medical improvement or “MMI”) before submitting a formal claim. Otherwise, if you settle your case too early, you may settle for too little or without knowing the full extent of your injuries or future treatment needs.
Second, if the insurance company is not offering enough to settle, then you may decide to file a lawsuit to let a jury decide. In that case, depending on your judge’s docket, it could take a year or so before your case actually goes to trial.
For these reasons, your claim could take as little as a month or as much as multiple years. It really depends on the unique factors in your case. Our lawyers would be happy to discuss the unique aspects of your case and provide an estimate of how long your claim might take to get resolved.
The value of your case depends on many factors. If an attorney guarantees that he or she knows what your case is worth, you should probably get that in writing, because no one actually knows what your case is worth. Lawyers can give you an estimate of what they think a jury might give you, and the insurance company will certainly perform its own analysis of what it thinks a jury would award, but because no one can possibly predict what an unknown jury of your peers might do with your case, exact predictions are impossible.
Instead, the careful lawyer will look at the various factors that control the value of your case, which include the amount of medical expenses; whether you have any permanent injuries or scarring; how long it took, or is taking you, to recover; how the accident has affected your daily activities; how much work you’ve had to miss or will miss in the future; and many other factors, too varied for a website to answer. We encourage you to meet with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss how much your case is worth, and we offer free initial consultations for that purpose.
We do not make you pay a retainer (fees paid up-front) if you’re hiring us for a personal injury claim. We understand that accidents cause unexpected medical expenses and often lead to lost wages or a lowered ability to work. For that reason, we offer contingency fee agreements in which you only pay us if you get paid. Our contingency fees start at the competitive rate of 30%. You pay no up-front fees, and we do not require any retainer under our contingency fee agreements. We also advance most expenses related to handling your personal injury claim.
In our opinion, the answer is always yes. However, that decision is up to you and the facts of your case. We always say yes because we know the divorce legal process better than you. We know the law, we know the judges, and we know how to fight. Our lawyers will guide you through the process, advise you along the way, and advocate for you. Having Springs Law Group on your side will only benefit you throughout this difficult time in your life.
Estate planning is a proactive way to prepare for your future, your property, who will receive your assets and who can make medical and financial decisions for you if you become incapacitated. An estate plan can include a will, a trust, power of attorney documents, a HIPAA waiver and a living will.