How Will the Denver Personal Injury Law Help You?

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An accident is unpredictable. So even if you stay cautious you may face one as well. It may be a just and accident, or maybe result of someone’s wrong intention.

A personal injury can cause you both physical and mental harm. But you got nothing to worry about. Personal injury law will make sure you get your 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 be a worker who got physically injured at a construction site. A physical injury may also be a doctor’s negligence for a patients care.

Other accidents are like sexual assault, getting mugged or maybe a criminal case as well. And some claims about them 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.

 

Denver Personal Injury Law

 

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.

 

Denver is the capital of the state of Colorado. And 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 partially 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 after you get proper medical attention.

 

Author: Stephen Zee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Comments
  1. Chaser

    October 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    To defend against personal injury liability, defendants tend to rely on a few common defense theories. In negligence cases, the defendant may argue that the plaintiff did not use due care, and is partially or wholly responsible for his or her own injury. The defendant may also claim that the plaintiff “assumed the risk” by voluntarily participating in a dangerous sport or activity, or that the plaintiff implicitly gave the defendant permission to take the action that ended up harming the plaintiff.

  2. Yath

    October 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Similarly, you may also garnish the bank account of an individual or business debtor. If you hold a judgment against a company, you may be able to get the sheriff to seize the money in the company’s cash register.

  3. Larry F

    October 12, 2015 at 5:34 am

    After you have received the appropriate medical attention, you should contact an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. After hearing the details of your accident and injury, your attorney can advise you on whether or not you have a valid personal injury claim. Best of all, most personal injury attorneys will give you a free initial consultation and will work on a “contingency” basis, meaning they only get paid if you get paid, and they take their money out of whatever you receive, so you never have to go out of pocket.

  4. Lorenjo

    October 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    There is no longer any legal aid for personal injury cases in the UK. But if your case is successful, the defendant should pay most of your basic legal costs. However, if your solicitor acts for you under a ‘no-win, no-fee’ agreement you will be liable to pay the solicitor’s ‘success fee’ as this is not recoverable from the other side (the defendant). The question is: what if you lose?

    • STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS

      November 18, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      If you’ve suffered harm as a result of an accident or injury, you may be entitled to receive economic recovery from those who are at fault. To get an idea of the types of damages for which legal recovery is possible, here is a glossary that defines almost every type of legal compensation available to a plaintiff in a personal injury case.

  5. Bondy

    October 15, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    A court cannot enforce a foreign judgment unless the debtor has “sufficient contact” with the state. Usually, you will want to file the foreign judgment in the county where the debtor lives or where the property is located.

  6. Grady

    October 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Charges can vary between solicitors according to the complexity of your case, the method of funding and the experience of the solicitor. You may decide to compare the charges of a few different firms before you choose which one to use.

  7. Winfredd

    October 17, 2015 at 4:45 am

    This is a sub-set of homeowner’s insurance that is used by renters. This type of coverage protects against damage to the physical property, the contents of the property, and may also cover personal injuries within the home.

  8. Ernest

    October 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Small business owners may also want to consider business interruption/loss of earning insurance as part of the policy to protect earnings if the business is unable to operate.

  9. Frankil

    October 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Businesses may also have machinery, equipment, or other assets that are available to seize. For your safety, and to avoid further litigation, only law enforcement or other authorized persons should seize property.

  10. Brett

    October 19, 2015 at 9:36 am

    A business owner policy packages all required coverage a business owner would need. Often, BOPs will include business interruption insurance, property insurance, vehicle coverage, liability insurance, and crime insurance.

  11. David

    October 19, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Sometimes, the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer — or at least the threat to an insurance company that such a lawyer may present — are worth the money you must pay that lawyer to represent you. You may need a lawyer because of complex legal rules involved in your particular claim, or because the severity of your injuries might cause your compensation to vary greatly from the norm — or simply because an insurance company refuses to settle a matter in good faith. The following types of injuries and accidents almost certainly require a lawyer’s help.

  12. Dwain

    October 20, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Hiring an attorney who knows the relevant laws in your state will help protect you from unintended outcomes. When you “win” a civil case in court, the jury or judge may award you money damages.

  13. Twerp

    October 21, 2015 at 7:17 am

    When you hold a judgment against an individual, you can garnish his or her wages to collect your judgment. Many states limit the amount you can garnish from a debtor’s wages to 25 percent of the debtor’s paycheck. To garnish wages, you generally must schedule a hearing with the court and prove that the debtor owes you money and has failed to make payments.

  14. John W.

    October 21, 2015 at 8:33 am

    The amount of your accident compensation is mostly determined by how severe your injuries were. And the severity of your injuries is measured by the amount of your medical bills, the type of injuries you have, and the length of time it takes for you to recover. As the amount of your potential compensation increases, the range within which that compensation may fall becomes wider. In such cases, it may be worth the expense to have a lawyer handle your claim and make sure you receive compensation at the highest end of the range.

  15. Abraham

    October 22, 2015 at 9:28 am

    In most states, you can conduct post-judgment discovery (interrogatories, requests for production of documents, depositions, etc.) to uncover a debtor’s sources of income and assets.

  16. Hannah M.

    October 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    If you have suffered an injury or illness due to careless, unprofessional, or incompetent treatment at the hands of a doctor, nurse, hospital, clinic, laboratory, or other medical provider, both the medical questions and the legal rules involved are complex. They almost certainly require that you hire a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice cases. Some accidents result in injuries that significantly affect your physical capabilities or appearance for a long time — over a year — or even permanently. Figuring out how much such a serious injury is worth can be a difficult business. You’ll probably require some assistance from an experienced lawyer to get the most out of your claim.

  17. Agatha H.

    October 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Except in serious or complicated cases, a lawyer is usually able to negotiate for you only an extra 10% to 25% above what you can obtain for yourself, once you understand the claims process. But a lawyer will take 33% to 40% of your recovery as a fee, and in addition charge you for “costs” — charges for administrative services such as making copies and holding conference calls, plus any fees associated with a lawsuit, which lawyers sometimes begin sooner than necessary. Subtract the lawyer’s fees and costs from the extra amount of the settlement a lawyer might get, and you’ll see how much better you can do on your own.

  18. Jermaine

    October 23, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    So, even if the person or business that you have a judgment against does not have any income or assets today, income or assets may be accessible in the future. Unfortunately, if the person against whom you have the judgment files a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your ability to collect is cut-off, like most other creditors.

  19. Cecil

    October 24, 2015 at 12:41 am

    If a business owner owns a building, office equipment, computers, or inventory, property insurance is an option. These policies protect in the event of a fire, vandalism, theft, smoke damage, etc. In some situations the losing party against whom there is a judgment (also known as a debtor), either refuses to follow the court order or cannot afford to pay the amount of the judgment.

  20. Donny

    October 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Really helpful :)

    And i also want to add that, If an individual or business debtor stubbornly refuses to pay a judgment or is insolvent (meaning business or person’s debts are greater than its assets), you may find it quite difficult to collect a judgment.

  21. Shelby

    October 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Recovery requires detailed proof that the losses were sustained, and a showing of how much money was involved. Not all injury cases are good candidates for filing suit. Some are not worth pursuing while other may be sure-fire winners.

  22. Orval

    October 27, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Individuals and businesses that are financially stable usually pay judgments that are entered against them. They do so because they want to avoid unpleasant “collection” activities and further costs.

  23. Jeremy Nickels

    November 3, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Despite what the insurance industry and some lawyers would like you to think, settling an injury claim with an insurance company is usually quite simple. Most claims involve no more than a few short letters and phone calls with an insurance adjuster who has no legal training, so you don’t need to know technical language or complex legal rules. In fact, your right to be compensated often depends on nothing more than commonsense observations about who was careful and who wasn’t, and how serious your injuries are.

  24. Boyd

    November 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, the very first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if your injuries are not readily apparent, you should see a doctor because many injuries are not immediately obvious and some jurisdictions now require that you seek medical attention within a specified period of time or lose your ability to bring a claim.

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