How Will the Denver Personal Injury Attorney Help You?

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An accident is always  unexpected. So even if you stay ”safe” (as you may think) you may face one as well. It may be just an accident, or maybe result of someone malicious.

A personal injury can cause you both physical and mental harm. Apart from medical care, there nothing to worry about. Personal injury law will make sure you get you right without hassle.

Types of Personal Injury in Denver

As I said before, personal injury can be both physical and mental. But personal injury is also categorized by the causing incident.

In Denver, most personal injury claims are about road accidents by a driver or maybe someone who was crossing the street. Half of the other injury types are physical damage caused by someone’s negligence. It can also be a worker who got physically injured at a construction site. A physical injury may also be a doctor’s negligence.

Other cases are: sexual assault, getting mugged or maybe a wrongful death case as well. And some claims are for causing mental distress (e.g. emotional injury of a rape victim).

Damages caused by the above injuries are categorized as general and special damages.

  • General Damage: Damage that can’t be measured by value. Such as pain or emotional disturbance.
  • Special Damage: Damage that can be measured by a certain value. Such as loss of property, medical expense, repair cost etc.

In easy words one can be recovered with money, and the other is priceless.

Personal Injury Law in Denver

Denver has some elaborate and complex laws for personal injury settlements. These key points are featured in the personal injury law of Denver:

  • Comparative Fault Rule: Comparative fault rule is applicable where both parties are partially guilty. E.G. You were found 20% a fault in a case where your damage expense is US$1000. So you will receive US$800 comparative to 80% of US$1000.
  • Deadlines: There is a deadline for reporting about an injury case at the court. In Denver, the deadline is two years for filing a lawsuit.
  • Damage Caps: Denver usually caps non-economic damages between US$250,000 to US$500,000. But this is applicable only if any “convincingly clear evidence” is found.

These terms are applicable for all the cities of Colorado, including Denver.

Should you call an attorney?

Sometimes we are afraid to take help from the law if we have our own fault in an accident. But personal injury law will protect you even if you think it was your fault. And calling a lawyer is not an unnecessary expense either. Because your attorney will only charge you 20%-30% of your total wins. So this is a comparatively fair amount.

Marcus Aurelius, a roman emperor, said that, “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury”. So if you face a personal injury then call a personal injury attorney right after you get proper medical attention.

 

Author: William Randel Jr (Denver Personal Injury Attorney)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments
  1. Jessica Pearson

    October 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    In my opinion, “Personal injury” cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. A personal injury case can become formalized through civil court proceedings that seek to find others legally at fault through a court judgment or, as is much more common, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed. Plaintiffs also have a limited time in which to file a lawsuit, called a “statute of limitations.” Generally speaking, the period of time dictated by a statute of limitations begins when the plaintiff is injured or discovers the injury.

  2. Patricia Thomas

    October 2, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Informal Settlement In reality, most disputes over fault for an accident or injury are resolved through informal early settlement, usually among those personally involved in the dispute, their insurers, and attorneys representing both sides. A settlement commonly takes the form of negotiation, followed by a written agreement in which both sides forgo any further action (such as a lawsuit), choosing instead to resolve the matter through payment of an agreeable amount of money.

  3. Agatha Harris

    October 4, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Formal “Lawsuit” Unlike criminal cases, which are initiated by the government, a formal personal injury case typically starts when a private individual (the “plaintiff”) files a civil “complaint” against another person, business, corporation, or government agency (the “defendant”), alleging that they acted carelessly or irresponsibly in connection with an accident or injury that caused harm. This action is known as “filing a lawsuit”. Our discussion on negligence and proof is especially helpful.

  4. Donna Willson

    October 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    The fact that mishaps are fairly commonplace does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one. If you decide to take steps toward protecting your legal rights after an accident or injury, you may have a number of general questions about “personal injury” cases. There are time limitations, which I will suggest you to respect. Statutes of limitations are established by state law and often vary by type of injury. For instance, the statute of limitations for injuries to an individual in Texas is two years, but five years for sex crimes and one year for libel or slander. It can vary from state to state. For more details, see FindLaw’s State Statutes of Limitations directory and Time Limits to Bring a Case: The Statute of Limitations.

  5. Gordon T.

    October 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I will also suggest to assign a reputed law firm with detailed profiles. Detailed law firm profiles have information like the firm’s area of law, office location, office hours, and payment options. Attorney profiles include the biography, education and training, and client recommendations of an attorney to help you decide who to hire.

  6. Jennifer Johnson

    October 8, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Unlike other areas of the law that find their rules in statutes (such as penal codes in criminal cases), the development of personal injury law has taken place mostly through court decisions, and in treatises written by legal scholars. Many states have taken steps to summarize the development of personal injury law in written statutes, but for practical purposes court decisions remain the main source of the law in any legal case arising from an accident or injury.

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