Colorado’s Personal Injury Laws
When another person’s negligence causes you harm, both physical and financial, you have a personal injury case. But, you have only two years to file a personal injury claim in Colorado. If you fail to meet the filing deadline, your claim will be barred under the “statute of limitations.” The best thing you can do is reach out to our firm right away for a free consultation. We’ll examine your case and discuss your options in a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (720) 836-1777 today.
Personal Injury Claims That We Handle
We can represent you in any of the following:
- Auto accidents, including collisions with animals, and those involving injuries to bicyclists and/or pedestrians: If another person caused you to crash, or struck you, because he was doing something wrong, then you have a strong case of liability. You can file an insurance claim, or file a lawsuit in court.
- Motorcycle accidents: If another driver caused you to lay down your bike or hit you, you shouldn’t have to pay for the overwhelming medical bills alone. Seek medical attention right away and retain a clear record of your medical costs, as they are evidence when filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
- Semi-truck accidents and commercial vehicle collisions: Semi-trucks can be especially dangerous due to their larger weight and size. If a trucker wasn’t properly trained or highly alert when operating his vehicle, and injured you, you may be entitled to compensation from the truck driver and/or trucking company.
- Workplace accidents that occur in places such as factories, construction sites, or warehouses: If you are injured while on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Every state has workers’ compensation laws that require employers to provide certain types of insurance benefits to their employees if they are injured while working. If someone other than your employer was to blame, you can file a third-party personal injury claim against them in addition.
- Medical malpractice involving doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals: Whether a doctor misdiagnosed you, gave you the wrong type of medication, ignored a serious condition and allowed it to worsen, or make another unforgivable error, the doctor and hospital may be liable in a medical malpractice claim.
- Claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits: Does an injury or illness prevent you from maintaining work hours? If so, you may be eligible for SSDI. Applying for SSDI can be very complicated, however, making it important to have a legal team by your side to walk you through the process.
- Insurance bad faith claims: If an insurance company failed to properly investigate your claim or refused to pay you what you were owed by the terms of the contract, you can file a lawsuit against the company for additional compensation.
- Premises liability claims for injuries resulting from dangerous property conditions: If you were injured on someone else’s property, whether it belonged to a company or private owner, you may be entitled to compensation. Premises liability claims include slip-and-falls, certain animal attacks, and injuries brought on by negligent security.
- Injuries suffered due to a dog bite: If you were bitten by a dog, the dog’s owner may be liable for paying for your medical bills and other related expenses. In some cases, a landlord may also be liable.
- Product liability claims for injuries resulting from defective design or manufacturing: If a defective product caused you injury, the product’s manufacturer may be held liable in a civil claim. These cases tend to be complex and involve technical details, so you definitely need to work with a lawyer.
How We Help You File a Personal Injury Claim
It is important to note that in personal injury litigation, you must prove more than the fact that your injuries resulted from the negligent, reckless, or unlawful conduct of another. You must also show both the nature and extent of the actual “damages” you suffered. We work closely with experts and forensic professionals from a variety of disciplines to ensure that your damages demand for all your injuries and losses is complete, fully documented, and persuasive -- both in settlement negotiations with the insurance company, and at trial in front of a judge and jury.
Filing a personal injury claim can be a trying process, which makes it all the more important to have a trusted legal team by your side. For more information about our experience with serious injury and fatal accident claims in Colorado and how we can help you, contact Welsh Law, LLC, at (720) 836-1777 for a free consultation.