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Cases Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Colorado Springs Handle
Personal injury is a broad field that generally covers accidents leading
to bodily injuries. Our team has wide experience bringing all sorts of
cases, including those that stem from:
Unlike other firms that do personal injury on the side, we make it the
center of our practice. Every member of our team has helped countless
injured victims in their hour of need.
After an accident, seek out immediate medical help. The sooner you receive
treatment, the better your odds of making a strong comeback. And when
you feel up to it, contact a personal injury lawyer in Colorado Springs
to review your case.
The fact that you were injured in an accident is not really enough to get
compensation. Instead, you need to prove that someone else was
at fault. In most cases, this means establishing that the person was negligent.
Colorado law requires that all people use reasonable care in their daily
activities. If they don’t, and they end up injuring someone, then
they can be sued and must pay compensation to victims.
Whether someone has been negligent depends on the circumstances. But there
are some obvious examples of negligence, such as motorists who are intoxicated,
high, distracted, tired, or talking on a cell phone when behind the wheel.
A motorist who engages in risky maneuvers, like running a red light, is
also liable for any accidents committed. Meet with a Colorado Springs
personal injury attorney to review your case.
Statute of Limitations
Colorado gives you a short amount of time to vindicate your right to compensation,
with the amount of time depending on the type of case you are bringing:
Personal injury involving motor vehicle: 3 years (Colo. Rev. Stat.§ 13-80-101(1)(n))
- Other personal injury: 2 years (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)(i))
Product liability: 2 years (Colo. Rev. Stat.§ 13-80-102(1)(b))
There are severe consequences that await anyone who does not meet the statutory
deadline. In particular, a judge will dismiss your case form court, and
you will not be able to refile later to hold the defendant responsible
for your injuries. As a result, you can end up with no compensation at
all, even though the defendant’s negligence injured you.
There are some narrow exceptions that exist to the
statute of limitations, but it is best not to rely on them. If you were in an accident, speak
with a car accident attorney in Colorado Springs to protect your rights.
Our accident attorneys in Colorado Springs have the experience you need
to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Compensation for Car Accidents
The purpose of bringing a personal injury claim is to receive compensation
for your injuries. At our firm, many of our clients have qualified for
money to pay for:
- Medical care, including diagnostic tests, transportation to the hospital,
surgery, doctor visits, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, and prosthetics
- Lost wages, if you had to take some time off from work to recover
- Property damage to fix your car
Colorado also lets victims receive some compensation for less tangible
losses, such as:
- Physical pain
- Mental distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Not every client qualifies to receive all of the above. However, you should
meet with a car accident lawyer in Colorado Springs to review.
If a loved one died, then surviving family members might receive compensation
for the financial losses that stem from the
wrongful death. For example, some of our clients receive compensation to make up for
the wages the loved one would have earned had she or he lived.
Denver Trial Lawyers is an experienced law firm with a long roster of satisfied clients. If
you have suffered an injury and want to discuss next steps, contact us
today. One of our lawyers can review the accident and determine whether
you have a valid claim for compensation.
Reach out to schedule a free, no-risk consultation. You can
contact us online, or call us at
(303) 647-9990. Our personal injury lawyers in Colorado Springs are able to meet clients
in Colorado Springs and throughout Colorado.