When another person or company causes your injury, it is important to understand that the law is on your side. You have a legal right to file a claim against the responsible party to collect compensation for your injuries and for any expenses that you have incurred as a result of your injury. When you file a Strasburg personal injury claim, your lawyer will seek to collect the maximum compensation for your injuries – so that you are not left with financial burdens after an accident.
Personal injury claims in Colorado often occur after:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability accidents
- Dog bites
- Child accidents
- Work injuries
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Medical malpractice accidents
- Nursing home abuse or negligence
Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?
Less than five percent of personal injury cases will actually see the inside of a courtroom, with the remaining 95 percent ending with a pre-trial settlement. Settlements prior to a trial most often occur for the following reasons:
- A settlement is somewhat of a guaranteed victory, while the outcome of a lawsuit is uncertain;
- Settlement terms are private while the results of a lawsuit are not;
- Trials can drag on for months, or even years, therefore a settlement is much faster.
What Compensation Am I Entitled To in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The compensation you are entitled to will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, however you will almost certainly receive compensation for your medical expenses. This includes past, present and future medical expenses, and can encompass hospital, physician, prescription drug, rehabilitation, and therapy expenses. If you were required to be away from your employment for any length of time, you may be entitled to lost wages. If you will never be able to work again—or you are unable to return to your former career, you may be entitled to collect lost future wages, known as earning capacity. You may also be able to collect for pain and suffering, emotional distress, the interference of your family relationships (loss of consortium), property damage and punitive damages. Punitive damages are rare, are meant to punish the defendant and prevent future similar actions, and are only awarded in instances where the defendant was willfully negligent.
Contact Our Strasburg Personal Injury Lawyers
If you were left with serious injuries following an accident caused by the negligence of another, speaking to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Strasburg, Colorado is imperative. Your lawyer will help you build a solid case that is designed to achieve maximum compensation so you can focus on your recovery. Call a Strasburg personal injury attorney today to ensure your future is protected. Contact Gregory A. Gold of the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.