Denver Personal Injury Lawsuits
The pain, emotional trauma, medical expenses, economic damages, and lifestyle changes resulting from a personal injury accident in Denver can be tremendous. If you have health insurance, it may help address some of these issues, but how will the accident affect your life and the lives of your loved ones in the long term?
It’s important to take inventory of all of your available options, including holding the negligent party accountable for his or her actions.
Personal Injury Law
With 30 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer in Denver, CO, Jennifer Donaldson has become a strong advocate for the rights of Colorado accident victims. Throughout the years, she has obtained favorable outcomes for clients involved in even the most complex personal injury cases.
With the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson at your side, you will benefit from the personalized attention of a smaller law firm that is big on communication and experience.
The Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson will be there for you every step of the way, from the moment of your first meeting with us. Our experienced legal team can help fight for your future, including cases stemming from:
- Auto Accidents
- General Negligence
- Premises Liability
- Recreational Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Professional Negligence
- Claims Against Government Entities
- Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect
- Wrongful Death
- Catastrophic Injury
- Slip and Falls
We use every resource at our disposal and our decades of experience to build a strong, proactive case and hold the other party liable for their actions. We build each case strategically in an effort to explore early settlement.
Depending on the details surrounding your case, this can often help you gain the compensation that you desperately need, saving you from spending time in a Denver County, Arapahoe County, Adams County, Jefferson County, or Boulder County civil courtroom. However, we confidently represent your best interests in court should your situation benefit from trial.
Many people do not want to add further stress to their lives through the added worry of an impending trial or payment for an attorney. Our Denver personal injury law firm understands how difficult the situation you are currently facing can be on you and your loved ones.
We offer our services on a contingency basis. This means our firm is paid for our professional services based on a percentage of the outcome of your case, rather than on an hourly basis. This allows you to focus on recovering from your accident while we build your case, without the worry of how you will pay for legal representation.
Colorado Personal Injury Resources
Colorado Health and Environmental Data (CHED) — This section of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website provides several different kinds of statistics, including injury surveillance and mortality data. You can also learn more about health indicators, public health tracking, and environmental data.
Health Statistics and Evaluation Branch
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
City of Denver Health Information and Reports — Be Healthy Denver is a joint effort between Denver Environmental Health, Denver Public Health, and several partner organizations and individuals throughout the city. A community health assessment and improvement plan are part of its ongoing initiatives, and this report provides an overview of primary health concerns—including cultural, environmental, social, and economic factors—that affect the length and quality of life of residents.
Errors to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case
Do Not Wait to Seek Medical Treatment
When someone is injured in an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company is generally responsible for paying for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. However, the insurance company’s goal is to save money. If an accident victim fails to seek medical treatment in a timely manner, the insurance company may argue that the accident victim did not try to mitigate his or her damages, which may result in a lower damages award.
Similarly, accident victims must make sure that they follow their doctors’ orders. Accident victims should show up to all scheduled appointments and follow up as requested.
Be Honest About Past Illnesses or Injuries
Many accident victims worry that their past illnesses or injuries will hurt their chances of prevailing in their claims. However, this is not the case. If all injuries are disclosed to a healthcare provider, that healthcare provider is able to determine which injuries were caused by the accident and which prior injuries, if any, were aggravated by it.
It is important to never appear dishonest when pursuing a legal claim—therefore, accident victims should always disclose their full health histories after an incident.
Do Not Try to Handle the Case on Your Own
Accident claims have numerous requirements that must be met, such as filing deadlines. Rather than try to navigate the complex legal system while recovering from an accident, it is best to let an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney handle the case.
Seek Legal Advice as Soon as Possible
The amount of time you may have to file a legal claim depends on a variety of factors, including the type of incident, and whether it happened on governmental property. Seek the advice of an experienced attorney sooner rather than later so you aren’t barred from making your claim. An attorney can also advise on best practices early in the case.
Wait to Settle the Claim
Once the ink has dried on a settlement agreement, there is no going back. If an accident victim settles before all of the relevant evidence—such as medical records and bills—have been produced and examined, the settlement may not adequately compensate the victim for the losses he or she has sustained.
It is important to achieve maximum medical improvement before considering any settlement offers.
Keep the Details to Yourself
Although it may be tempting to discuss the case with friends and family or on social media, it is best to refrain from doing so. Discussing the case with anyone other than the victim’s attorney could violate the attorney-client privilege, which would mean that conversations between the attorney and client are no longer confidential.
Further, if an accident victim discusses the case with others, the details of the conversation could make their way to the opposing party. Additionally, social media posts may be printed out and used against you in court.
Do Not Start a GoFundMe
Statements made online, even those made on fundraising sites, may be used against accident victims in their cases. What may seem like a good source of funds for pending medical bills and other expenses may actually cost victims more in the end. In addition, depending on the amount of money raised, the IRS may investigate the fund.
Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson ǀ Denver Personal Injury Lawyer
We pride ourselves on our realistic approach towards your needs – you will only get straight talk from us. During your free initial consultation, you will also see the benefit of our approach. Attorney Jennifer Donaldson will personally review your case and give you an honest assessment of your options. This includes both the strengths and weaknesses of your position, as well as plans on how to proceed.
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the negligence of another person or business, contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Denver, CO, today. We represent clients throughout the state of Colorado, including Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Aurora, Englewood, Littleton, Commerce City, Westminster, Thornton, Centennial, and the surrounding areas.
Our clients come from a wide variety of backgrounds and face different challenges; however, they are united in their goal of pursuing the compensation that they deserve.