When you have hired a licensed professional, you expect the services you receive will be performed to the standards of professionals in the same industry. If you have been injured by a professional as a result of their failure to perform within the standard of care, it is important to immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today.
Under Colorado law, a statute of limitations may exist that pertains to your professional negligence injuries. This means if you have been injured as a result of a professional’s negligence, you will be required to file your claim for damages sustained as a result of the negligence within a certain time period. This time period is known as a statute of limitations or SOL.
An injured party is barred from filing a claim for damages after the SOL has run. Generally, pursuant to sections 13-80-102 and 13-80-102.5 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, the SOL for professional negligence is two years. However, other and sometimes shorter deadlines may apply to your specific claim.
Therefore, since this time period is very short, it is important to immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver if you believe you have been injured as a result of some form of professional negligence.
Denver Professional Negligence Lawyer
Did you suffer physical injuries or financial harm because of a licensed professional’s negligence? The Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson may be able to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your losses.
Colorado personal injury attorney Jennifer Donaldson represents clients in various communities throughout Arapahoe County, Denver County, Adams County, Jefferson County, and Boulder County. Call (303) 458-5000 right now to have her provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free, no obligation consultation.
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Denver Professional Negligence
Professional negligence is commonly defined as malpractice by a professional in a certain field. A professional can include individuals who are lawyers, accountants, or any other person who possesses more training and skills than an average person.
If a person has been licensed in a certain field or they possess more training in a certain field, they are expected to perform their duties competently and to the standards that are required of all professionals in the profession. If they fail to do so, this is considered negligence by the professional and can result in discipline or a lawsuit for professional negligence if the client has suffered some form of compensable injury.
In addition to any damages you may receive from a professional negligence lawsuit, the various types of discipline a professional in Colorado may face for causing your injuries can include:
- A confidential letter of concern that is not displayed to the public;
- A letter reprimanding the professional that is displayed to the public;
- Probation from practicing their job;
- Suspension from practicing in their professional field;
- Specific requirements or stipulations to act or not act in a certain way; or
- A revocation of their professional license.
Types of Professional Negligence in Denver
Professional negligence or malpractice in Denver can involve any one of a number of industries. Some of the most common include, but are not limited to:
- Attorney malpractice;
- Accountant malpractice;
- Contractor negligence;
- Engineer malpractice;
- Construction negligence; or
- Architect malpractice.
Professional Negligence Claim in Denver
When your attorney files a claim for professional negligence or malpractice, they are required to prove you suffered some type of loss as a result of the professional negligence. Your attorney must also prove the following four elements to a professional negligence claim in order to win you lawsuit:
- The negligent professional must have owed you a duty to act with reasonable care, as measured by a professional person standard in their field of practice.
- The negligent professional must have breached their duty by committing some act or failing to commit some act in the course of their duties, job or practice.
- The professional’s breach of their duty of care must have been an actual and proximate cause of your injuries.
- As a result of the negligent professional’s conduct, you must have sustained some form of compensable injuries. These can include mental anguish, financial loss or physical harm or disfigurement.
Colorado Resources for Professional Negligence
Colorado State Attorney General — Among the many responsibilities of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, this elected official oversees a number of consumer protection issues. On this website, you can file a consumer complaint. You can also find more information relating to frauds and scams.
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
Verify a License — If you have concerns about the validity of a professional’s license, you can use this section of the Colorado.gov website to look up a Colorado licensed professional or business. You can enter as much or as little information as you want.
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway Street
Denver, CO 80202
Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson | Professional Negligence Attorney in Denver
If you sustained physical injuries or financial losses because of a licensed professional’s negligence, you could stand to benefit by retaining legal counsel. The Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson represents clients in Centennial, Thornton, Boulder, Aurora, Arvada, Littleton, Westminster, Longmont, Lakewood and many other areas of Colorado. Call (303) 458-5000 or submit an online form today to have Denver personal injury lawyer Jennifer L. Donaldson review your case during a completely free consultation.