When someone else's negligence inflicts injury, unfair loss, or suffering on another person, a personal injury claim may be the only way to obtain compensation for those losses. Tort law is a general category that includes a wide range of personal injury claims. Car accidents, slips and falls, and dog bites comprise the majority of personal injury claims.
Every year, there are over 6 million car accidents on U.S. roads. These accidents are responsible for over 40,000 deaths and nearly 3 million injuries annually. Car accident victims may be severely injured or permanently disabled, as a result of their accident. Even minor fender benders can cause serious injuries that could result in long-term...
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When someone else's negligence inflicts injury, unfair loss, or suffering on another person, a personal injury claim may be the only way to obtain compensation for those losses.
Personal Injury Law is a general category that includes a wide range of injuries and negligence claims. Car accidents, slips and falls, and dog bites comprise the majority of personal injury claims. While some torts, such as assault, are crimes also punishable by imprisonment. Yet tort law has another very important purpose: to provide monetary relief to the victim for any losses incurred.
Each state has its own laws that apply to personal injury claims, and Colorado is no exception. Specifically, Colorado imposes certain time limits for filing an injury-related case in court. An injured accident victim has just two years from the date of the injury, to file a personal injury lawsuit. Colorado also utilizes a modified comparative fault rule. This applies when an injured person is partially responsible for the accident that caused the injury. A plaintiff’s damages could be reduced if they are found at least partially responsible for the incident. For this reason alone, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
In a personal injury lawsuit, both present and future economic losses may be recovered, as well as certain types of non-economic losses. Medical expenses, loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional distress are among the most common types of losses. In some cases, punitive damages may also be recovered. This is an additional monetary award designed to punish the defendant for their behavior. These awards can be very high compared to a victim’s losses. If you have been injured because of another person or company's negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you and your family after a devastating accident.
Our lawyers will not take any fee from you unles we are able to collect money on your claim. Call our Colorado Springs personal injury law firm for a FREE case consultation. 719.694.8515.