Denver Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Handling Your Case with Compassion & 175 Years of Combined Experience
Catastrophic accidents result in debilitating injuries that are often life-changing.
A victim who has suffered severe injuries must be able to access the maximum amount of compensation — they deserve financial relief to pay for their medical care and to provide support to themselves and their family.
Our Denver catastrophic injury attorneys are here to help.
At our firm, Denver Trial Lawyers ®, we have obtained numerous successful verdicts and settlements in a wide variety of catastrophic injury claims, including many multi-million dollar recoveries! Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience with serious injury law.
Whether our clients have been injured in a car accident or a birth injury, we have the experience and resources necessary to pursue justice on their behalf.
If you or your family member suffered a catastrophic injury in a Colorado accident, please call our Denver law office today. We offer free case evaluations, so don’t wait to learn more about your legal options.
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Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle
While many personal injury firms simply try to settle their claims as quickly as possible, our firm is not afraid to take our cases to trial. In fact, we relish the opportunity! Each of our clients' cases are thoroughly researched and prepared as if it were going to court.
We are recognized trial attorneys with the resources to powerfully present cases to juries and obtain compensation on behalf of our clients. Our Denver personal injury lawyers have the skills and legal experience required to handle the full range of catastrophic injury cases.
We have years of experience in handling personal injury claims involving:
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
- Loss of hearing or loss of sight;
- Internal organ injuries;
- Severe, disfiguring burns;
- Loss of limb (amputations);
- Birth injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries; and
- Partial or total paralysis.
We are practiced in effectively communicating the true needs and circumstances of our clients in court. In many cases, the full effects of a brain injury, spinal injury or another type of catastrophic injury may be glossed over.
With our representation, our clients can be sure that every detail is accounted for.
YOU HAVE LIMITED TIME TO TAKE ACTION
In Colorado, plaintiffs must comply with all applicable legal filing deadlines. The statute of limitations in a Colorado catastrophic injury case will vary, in part, based on how the underlying accident happened. Under Colorado law (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102), there is a two-year statute of limitations for most types of accidents.
However, many car accident claims are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. You do not want the statute of limitations to be an issue in your case.
Speak to a Denver catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
HOW TO PROVE LIABILITY IN A COLORADO PERSONAL INJURY CASE
To hold a defendant legally responsible for their injuries, plaintiffs must be able to establish liability. Proving liability can sometimes be difficult.
With some limited exceptions, Colorado catastrophic injury claims are based on the negligence standard. In other words, you can hold a defendant liable for an incapacitating injury if you can prove that the injury was caused by their reckless or careless actions / inactions.
As explained by the Colorado Judicial Department, negligence is defined as the failure to act in a manner in which “a reasonably careful person” would have done under “similar circumstances”.
Of course, this is a broad and relatively vague standard. In practice, it means that negligence is a highly fact specific issue.
What actions or inactions constitute negligent conduct will always depend on the circumstances of the case and the defendant’s relationship with the victim.
ALL CATASTROPHIC INJURY CLAIMS REQUIRE A COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATION
In some cases, negligence is relatively clear. For instance, if a highly intoxicated driver ran a red light in Denver County and then smashed into another vehicle, causing a catastrophic spinal cord injury, there would be little question as to whether or not the drunk driver was ‘negligent’.
On the other hand, if a person suffered a brain injury in a slip and fall accident at a Colorado business, the company may try to argue that the accident was “unforeseeable”, and therefore, not caused by negligence.
Regardless of the nature of the accident, it is imperative that all serious injury cases are carefully investigated by an experienced legal professional. Your Denver personal injury attorney will conduct an in-depth review of all relevant aspects of the case — identifying all defendants who may be held liable for the accident and obtaining all of the evidence needed to prove liability.
INJURED VICTIMS DESERVE FULL AND FAIR COMPENSATION
Even if liability is not disputed, recovering full and fair compensation for a serious injury can still be extremely difficult. In most cases, these claims are defended by big businesses or large insurance companies.
Sadly, these for-profit entities work aggressively to pay victims as little as possible. They may only offer a settlement worth a small percentage of the true value of your damages.
If you or your family member suffered a catastrophic injury in Colorado, you need the maximum available financial compensation. At Denver Trial Lawyers ®, our dedicated Colorado personal injury attorneys will fight to get you every dollar that you or your loved one rightfully deserves.
If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, monetary compensation may be available for:
- Ambulance fees;
- Emergency room bills;
- Physical therapy;
- Ongoing and future medical treatment;
- Lost wages;
- Diminished earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Permanent impairments;
- Loss of life enjoyment; and
- Wrongful death damages.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN CATASTROPHIC INJURY CLAIMS
There are some unique considerations that must be addressed in catastrophic injury cases. Frequently, victims who suffered a traumatic brain injury, major spinal cord damage, or any other type of severe injury will be forced to deal with long-term or even permanent effects.
They may require years of rehabilitative care or even a life-long support from healthcare providers. In addition, the victim may suffer a permanent disability — they may no longer be able to earn a living to support their family.
These financial challenges come on top of immense pain and suffering and potential loss in quality of life.
All of these damages must be accounted for and properly compensated. Injured victims need a personal injury attorney who has prior experience handling cases with these specialized challenges. The full extent of a victim’s economic and noneconomic damages — including future medical bills, loss of earning ability, and reduced quality of life — must be included in a personal injury settlement or jury verdict.
You should seek representation from a skilled catastrophic injury lawyer who knows serious injury law and who is willing to devote the time and resources to get you and your family every penny you are owed.
WHY CHOOSE DENVER TRIAL LAWYERS? WE HAVE HANDLED THOUSANDS OF CASES
At Denver Trial Lawyers ®, our expert catastrophic injury attorneys regularly work with experts in various fields to build a strong case for our clients. We combine aggressive trial work with innovative technological presentations that have proven effective time and time again.
A serious injury requires serious legal representation. Our team is devoted to protecting the rights and interests of injured victims.
Our goal is to confront large insurance companies and other corporations with the devastating effects of catastrophic injuries in the lives of our clients and their families. To date, our verdicts and settlements total more than $350,000,000.00. Our Denver, CO catastrophic injury attorneys are prepared to fight vigorously to support you and your family.
CONTACT A COLORADO CATASTROPHIC INJURY LAWYER TODAY
At Denver Trial Lawyers ®, our dedicated legal team has the skills and experience needed to handle complex catastrophic injury claims. You and your family deserve the maximum available financial compensation.