Fort Collins Personal Injury Lawyers
The personal injury lawyers of Ray & Heatherman Law, PLLC, know how stressful and challenging life can be after you have been injured by another’s negligence.
Our goal is to use our legal skill, our experience and our sincere passion for serving others to help you get to through these tough times and move on to a better future.
We’ve got your six!
In other words, you can count on attorneys Steve Ray and Ryan Heatherman – both U.S. Marine Corps veterans – to have your back as you move forward and seek full and fair compensation for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have suffered.
We have a long history of serving accident and injury victims and their families in Fort Collins and throughout Northern Colorado. We can get to work on your case today. Call or reach us online to get started with a free case review.
How Do Our Personal Injury Attorneys Serve the Fort Collins Community?
Steve Ray was one of the first lawyers in the City of Fort Collins area to fully dedicate his legal practice to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Today, our firm is listed by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best Law Firms” in the region in this practice area.
Our approach is simple: We are here to serve you.
You can always count on us to protect your rights, explore all of your legal options and pursue the maximum amount of compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
We represent clients in a wide variety of cases, including:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse.
We also go beyond our law practice in service to the Fort Collins community. Steve, for instance, works closely with Hearts & Horses, an organization that provides innovative therapy for those with PTSD and other disabilities. Ryan serves as a volunteer youth baseball coach and continues to serve his country with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Honor, courage and commitment – those are the principles we were taught in the military, and those are the same principles that guide us every day when serving the Fort Collins community as lawyers and citizens.
You can get to know more about Steve, Ryan and the rest of our legal team by getting in touch with us today.
What Can You Expect When You Contact Us?
When you contact us about your case, we can provide a free and confidential consultation at our office located on John F. Kennedy Parkway, which is near the newly redeveloped Foothills Mall. We can also meet at a location that is more convenient for you, including the hospital or your home.
We will want to learn more details about your case. For instance, you can expect us to ask questions about when and where you suffered your injuries and who was involved in the incident. We also will want to know how the injuries have impacted your health, your ability to work and other aspects of your daily life.
We realize that you may have a broad range of questions as well – especially if you have never filed and insurance claim or worked before with a personal injury lawyer in Fort Collins. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have about our firm, your legal rights and your options.
If we agree to work together on your case, we will begin an immediate investigation, including reviewing how the incident occurred, who should be held responsible for it and what you should seek in damages.
As part of our investigation, we will likely consult with experts in accident reconstruction, life-care planning and other areas. We also will review your medical records.
Although we often resolve claims by working directly with the insurance company, we may need to file a lawsuit.
If you live in Fort Collins, or if your injury occurred in the city, we would likely file a lawsuit on your behalf in state court. Fort Collins falls within Colorado’s Eighth Judicial District. The courthouse serving our area is:
201 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
However, in some cases, it may be necessary to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in federal court. The court which serves our region is the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, which has courthouses in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Durango.
Although we will prepare your case as if it is going to trial, we will continue to pursue resolution through a settlement. If a trial is necessary, however, you can expect us to be ready to present the strongest case possible on your behalf.
How Can You Prepare for Your Consultation?
Coming to our website in order to learn more information about your rights and options after you have suffered an injury in Fort Collins is an important first step. As you prepare to talk with us about the unique facts in your case, we suggest that you take the following steps:
See a doctor. If you have not gone to the emergency room at a facility such as Poudre Valley Hospital or Banner Fort Collins Medical Center or seen your regular doctor, you should do so without delay. It is important to get thoroughly examined for injuries as well as to document those injuries.
Get a copy of your accident report. If you were hurt in a motor vehicle crash, the law enforcement agency that responded to the crash should be able to provide you with a copy of the accident report within a few days after it occurred. In Fort Collins, those agencies include:
2221 South Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
2501 Midpoint Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
750 Meridian Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Write it down. While the incident is still fresh in your memory, you should write down what you recall about it. You should also describe on paper how your injuries have impacted your ability to work and enjoy life.
Gather your information. You should collect all of your witness contact information, accident scene photos, medical bills and receipts from other injury-related expenses. Additionally, you should gather your insurance policy and any letters you have received from insurance companies about your incident.
Refer the insurance company to us. If an insurance company contacts you and asks for a recorded statement or access to your medical records, or if the insurer makes a settlement offer to you, it would serve your best interest to refer the insurer to your lawyer at Ray & Heatherman Law, PLLC. While the insurer will be out to protect its revenue, we will be entirely focused on protecting you.
Connect with Our Fort Collins, CO Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Generally speaking, you have two years from the date your injury arose in which to file a personal injury claim in Colorado. This is called the statute of limitations.
Due to the need to meet this deadline, you should get in touch with an experienced Fort Collins personal injury lawyer as soon as you are ready and able to take legal action.
Make your call to Ray & Heatherman Law, PLLC. As you will quickly see after contacting us, we’ve got your six! Get started with your free consultation today.