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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need an attorney?

Honestly, sometimes that is very difficult to know.  The truth is that there are many things you can do on your own as good or better than an attorney and without spending a lot of money. There are also some matters that are of relatively low value that it is simply uneconomic to hire a lawyer and you are better off pursuing matters on your own through small claims court or some other similar venue.  Other matters should almost always have an attorney involved.  As an example, most people do not understand oil and gas--a valid and binding contract that could dictate your rights for decades.  As such, that would be an area that more often than not it is a mistake to work without an attorney.  The same is true with regard to serious injury or wrongful death where it is not uncommon for an insurance company to try to get a settlement before you fully appreciate the extent and scope of your damages or injuries.

The only way to truly know is to talk to a lawyer who will give you an honest assessment of whether you should or should not hire a lawyer.  Should you want that assessment, call us or click here for a submittal form.

How much is my case worth?

Here is the answer no one likes:  It depends.  It depends upon numerous factors that include the facts of your case in conjunction with the law.  A primary reason you should at least talk to a lawyer is to try and get some feedback and evaluation of your case or issue.

How can we contact your office?

You can use the contact form that is included in the Contact Us page of this website.  You can also call our office at 970-203-1515.  If we don't answer, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  For Email, use cody@balzerlaw.com.  Finally, you can also mail us at 1302 Cleveland Avenue, Loveland, Colorado  80537.

Do you charge for initial consultations?

The first contact (typically a phone call or email) is generally not charged.  Thereafter, and as to an initial consultation, it depends upon the type of issue or case.  If the case is one that will be taken on a contingency fee, then we do not charge for initial consultations.  If the case or matter is hourly, we typically charge our hourly fee for the initial consultation.  This can be discussed when you first contact us.

Where is the office located?

Balzer Law Firm, P.C. is located at 1302 Cleveland Avenue, Loveland, Colorado.  Please see our contact page for specific address and phone numbers.  If you need directions, see our map on our location page.

Can you represent people who don't live in Wyoming, Colorado or North Dakota?

Yes.  Cody Balzer is licensed to practice law in Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota.  Mr. Balzer has worked with clients locally from all parts of Colorado and also clients from Casper, Cheyenne, Sheridan, Gillette, Green River and Rock Springs, Wyoming and Fargo, Bismarck, Dickinson, Williston and Waterford City, North Dakota. However, it makes no difference where you live, as long as your legal issue is in Wyoming, Colorado or North Dakota.  If it is determined that your case or issue is in some other state, then we can either refer you to an attorney in that jurisdiction or we can often stay involved by working with a local lawyer through the procedures available in your state.  Whether that will be necessary, however, will depend upon the issues, facts and law.  Sometimes it takes some analysis before that can be determined.

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1302 North Cleveland Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537
970-203-1515

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