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Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

Denver County personal injury lawsuit attorney

Colorado Personal Injury Attorney Serving Denver

Serious injuries can occur in a variety of different circumstances. While some injuries are truly accidental, or they may be caused by a person's carelessness or disregard for their own safety, many injuries are the fault of other parties. Negligent drivers, manufacturers of defective products, property owners who do not take steps to protect the safety of visitors, or others who fail to act with the proper duty of care toward other people may be at fault for a victim's injuries. In these situations, victims may be able to pursue compensation through personal injury claims or lawsuits.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured, it is important to contact the personal injury attorneys at The Gold Law Firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers will help you understand your legal options, and we can work with you to determine the best steps you can take to safeguard your future and the future of your family. We will advocate on your behalf to ensure that you will be able to receive the financial compensation that will allow you to move forward successfully after being injured.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

People who have been injured due to the negligence of another person or organization may file a personal injury lawsuit in order to seek compensation for their injuries. Injuries may be physical or emotional, and they often affect not only the injured party but the lives of their family members as well. Serious injuries can render a person unable to work and provide for their families, and a victim may need extensive medical treatment, resulting in expensive medical bills.

The careless, shortsighted, or negligent actions of a person who was responsible for an injury should not ruin the lives of innocent people. A personal injury lawsuit is meant to right the injustice of these situations by determining who is responsible for causing the injury and requiring them to financially compensate the injured party for their losses.

Personal injury lawsuits may address multiple types of injuries, including:

Compensation and Damages

Compensation, also referred to as damages, is a dollar amount paid to an injured person by the negligent party responsible for the injury, usually through the responsible party's insurance company. Compensatory damages can include:

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income and lost earning capacity
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Disruption of family relationships
  • Pain and suffering

In Colorado, punitive damages, or damages that exceed simple compensation for the injury and are meant to punish the defendant, may be available in some cases, but they have certain restrictions. First, it must be demonstrated that the actions of the negligent party were especially egregious or intentional. Also, the amount of punitive damages cannot exceed the compensatory damages in most cases.

Proving Negligence

In most personal injury cases, the ability to prove negligence is crucial. This can usually be demonstrated by showing that a person neglected to exercise reasonable care and that their actions or inaction were responsible for the victim's injuries.

Colorado law operates under the principle of "modified comparative negligence," which has important consequences when trying to determine fault in an accident. If the injured party contributed at all to the accident, they can be held partially accountable for their own injuries. If they are found to be less than 50 percent responsible for an accident, the other party responsible for the injuries can be held liable, but the damages awarded will be reduced by the victim's percentage of fault.

Statute of Limitations

Each state puts a time limit on how many years after an incident an injured party can file a personal injury lawsuit. In Colorado, the statute of limitations is two years for most cases, though there are particular circumstances that can affect when this time period starts. Therefore, some lawsuits will have a longer or shorter amount of time. By understanding the applicable time limits, victims can take the proper legal action to pursue compensation for their injuries.

Contact Our Experienced Denver Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been injured, you may not know where to turn for help. Our experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney can help you recover the money you need to heal and to help put your life back on track. Contact The Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation by calling 303-694-4653. We provide free, no-pressure consultations. In most cases, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means if we are unable to recover compensation for you, you will not be required to pay us anything.

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