What is personal injury law?
When someone or their property is injured due to another party’s actions or negligence, they are protected under personal injury law, also referred to as tort law. Personal injury claims essentially come down to two things: liability and damages.
In every personal injury case, the fundamental question is, “Who was at fault?” Liability establishes not only who was responsible for the circumstances that led to the injury, but also who will pay for the damages
Personal injury damages are compensation for the losses you’ve incurred as a result of the injury. These can cover a wide range of costs, such as medical and hospital bills, loss of income, and emotional distress, just to name a few.
As the victim, you’re entitled to seek damages for whatever losses you’re experiencing or will experience because of your injury. However, personal injury law can be complex to navigate; the best way to ensure you’re fully compensated for your injuries is to work with an experienced lawyer.
What damages are available in a Colorado personal injury case?
Every personal injury case is different. However, there are some common damages that can be recovered as a result of a personal injury case:
- Hospital bills, including future ones
- Physical therapy
- Loss of income
- Reduction of future earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Funeral and burial costs in the case of wrongful death
In addition to these economic damages, compensation can cover non-economic harms that don’t have a specific cost attached. These can include but aren’t limited to emotional hardship, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, anxiety, or mental distress.
Whatever consequences you now face as a result of your injury, you deserve to be fully compensated. It’s difficult to put a dollar amount on suffering, but our personal injury attorneys know how to estimate how much your losses have cost you and what amount you deserve.
How Our Firm Can Help
The personal injury lawyers at our firm have dedicated themselves to advocating for injury victims for over 30 years. We’re well-versed in dealing with tight-fisted insurance companies that don’t have your best interests at heart. When you work with our experienced legal team, we’ll walk you through every step of the case and aggressively pursue your claim - in or out of the courtroom.
While many personal injury claims are settled out of court, we’re not afraid to take your case to trial if we believe you’re not getting what you deserve. Regardless of how we handle your claim, we promise to do everything we can to pursue the compensation you justly deserve.
Contact our Colorado personal injury lawyers today. Under Colorado Civil Statutes of Limitation §13-80-102 (a), you have two years from the date of injury (or three years if a motor vehicle was involved) to take action on your case. Take action as soon as possible so our firm can start building your case.
While it’s difficult to put a dollar amount on the pain and suffering caused by your injury, our lawyers are committed to seeking the maximum compensation amount for you.
Our track record speaks for itself when it comes to advocating on behalf of our clients:
- $6 million settlement for the family of a client who was shot and killed at an apartment complex
- $1.6 million settlement for a client hit by a car while walking his dog
- $1.1 million settlement for client hit by a truck
Our success in handling multi-million dollar verdicts gives us the experience needed to represent you in your personal injury claim.
Representing Victims Across Colorado
We handle all types of personal injury cases, such as
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Assaults in public buildings and apartment complexes
- Workplace injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dog bites
Injuries are always stressful. However, when an otherwise preventable injury was caused by another party’s negligence or harmful actions, it can be even more traumatic and frustrating.
While no two personal injury cases are the same, we promise to handle your case with the utmost diligence, respect, and determination to win maximum compensation on your behalf.
Do NOT Settle with an Insurance Company Before Speaking to an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Our Colorado personal injury lawyers know that, at the end of the day, insurance companies are the same as any other for-profit business: their goal is to boost their bottom line. Insurers will do anything in their power to reduce the amount of compensation they pay for your injury.
Without experienced legal representation, an insurance company might offer you a mere fraction of what you truly deserve. Not only are these low-ball offers insulting, but they don’t even begin to cover all of the damages that you may be facing.
What you need to keep in mind is that even if you don’t accept a settlement offer from an insurance company, they can use anything you’ve said against you to reduce your claim. It’s best to work with an attorney who can negotiate on your behalf.
Insurance Companies Are Not On Your Side
Insurance companies know that you’re in an extremely vulnerable place after you’ve been injured. You’re stressed and in pain, facing expensive medical bills, and looking for solutions. Insurance companies are all too happy to step in by offering a low settlement.
However, when you have legal representation that’s not afraid to aggressively defend you and your claim, you have a better chance of recovering the compensation you actually deserve.
Insurance companies have the resources, staff, and time to wear down unsuspecting injury victims. But when you have one of our Colorado personal injury lawyers on your side, we can even the playing field in your fight against a big insurance company.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do!
Did you know that our Colorado personal injury lawyers work on contingency? Meaning, if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay a dime in legal fees. We don’t even require an upfront fee or deposit; that’s how committed we are to winning your case.
Our fee will be a percentage of your total compensation amount and there is absolutely ZERO risk to you when you work with our attorneys. Our goal in every case is to win as much compensation as possible for our clients.
Speak with a Leading Personal Injury Lawyer in Colorado TODAY
Our Colorado personal injury lawyers are ready to represent you and fight on your behalf. Contact us today to schedule your FREE case evaluation. At no obligation to you, we’ll listen to the facts of your case and explain your legal rights and options. We look forward to assisting you.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I know if I have a personal injury case in Colorado?
If you’re not sure if you have a personal injury case, all you have to do is call one of our attorneys. If your injury was caused by someone else’s actions or negligence, there is a high likelihood that you have grounds to seek compensation for your losses and injuries.
Our team of dedicated attorneys can assess your case, thoroughly investigate the cause of your injury, and gather the necessary facts to seek maximum medical improvement on your behalf.
2. What will we cover in the initial consultation?
Most people have never met with an attorney and it’s normal to feel nervous. When you schedule your risk-free case evaluation with us, we want you to know that we’re on your side and are there to listen to you.
Some questions we might ask you include:
- What is the extent of your injuries?
- What treatment will you need in the future?
- How much are your medical bills?
- Were you at work when the injury occurred?
- How much time off work do you require to treat your injuries?
Our number one priority is to assess your health and path to healing. We can use this information to estimate the value of your case and determine what your best options are for recovery.
3. Will my case go to court?
Many personal injury claims settle out of court. Our personal injury lawyers are extremely skilled in negotiating fair settlements with insurance companies. However, if we feel that an insurance company is not acting in good faith, we’re not afraid to take your case to court. Our attorneys are smart, aggressive, and ready to head into the courtroom to win the compensation you deserve for your damages.
4. Do I have to have a lawyer for a personal injury claim?
Although you can file a personal injury claim on your own, keep in mind that you’ll also have to deal with big insurance companies as well. Working with a personal injury lawyer gives you the best chance of recovering maximum damages.
In addition to knowing how insurance companies operate, an experienced personal injury lawyer can accurately assess how much your claim is really worth.