What is Personal Injury Law?
In Colorado, personal injury law refers to claims for damages between individuals, (this includes people or other entities such as corporations, organizations, or even local governments). Personal injury cases most often involve negligence. Negligence is rooted in the concept that people are expected to act with reasonable care and caution. When people do not behave reasonably, causing injury to another, the injured person may be able to assert a claim for damages to compensate them for their injuries. Some examples of lawsuits based on negligence include motor vehicle collisions, bicycle crashes, daycare injuries, dog bites and wrongful death.
The purpose of a personal injury claim is to make the injured party whole. Such a claim or lawsuit cannot restore the injured party’s health; however, it can help to lessen the impact the injuries have on the person and their family by paying for hospital and medical treatment, providing them with loss of income and providing funds to make their future more comfortable. If you are injured by another’s negligent acts, it will be beneficial to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, Colorado
If you were injured by another person during a recreational activity, involved in a collision, or otherwise injured due to a third-party’s lack of care, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson
With Attorney Jennifer Donaldson, you can discuss the details of your accident with a Colorado personal injury lawyer who has nearly three decades of experience successfully pursuing damages for clients injured in accidents
Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson is located in Denver, Colorado, but also takes clients in Aurora, Boulder, Thornton, Arvada, Lakewood, Littleton Centennial, Longmont, and Westminster.
Call (303) 458-5000 today for your free consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in Colorado
While most personal injury claims fall under negligence, some claims fall under intentional acts that cause injury. It is often difficult to determine whether your case may be considered a personal injury claim. Some examples of personal injury claims include the following:
- motor vehicle collisions
- bicycle collisions
- collisions with 18 wheelers
- workplace injuries caused by third-parties
- slip and falls
- wrongful death
- winter sports accidents (like ski collisions or snowboarding collisions)
- dog bites
- burn injuries
- elder care negligence
- negligent security
Damages in Denver Colorado
When someone is injured due to third-party negligence, the most common concerns include how to pay for medical bills, what to do if you have to miss work, and what can you do about your pain and suffering.
Damages in Colorado are designed to compensate an injured party for their loss. Damages are generally categorized as economic or noneconomic damages. Economic damages are those that have a quantifiable value. Noneconomic damages are those damages that impact your day-to-day quality of life but are not easily quantifiable in terms of economic damages. An example of a category of noneconomic damage is pain and suffering. The Statutes for damages are found in Chapter 13 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Colorado has separate statutes, which limit the amount of damages one can seek such as damages, which are recoverable for noneconomic losses. Clients should also be aware of damage caps, as the Colorado Legislature has placed caps on a claimant’s ability to receive unlimited damages under certain circumstances.
Filing a Small Claim – Visit the official website of the Denver County Court to finding out more about filing a small claims case in Denver County. The Denver County Court website provides forms and handbooks for individuals seeking to file a civil suit.
Find a Personal Injury Attorney in Denver County, Colorado
If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligence of another person, then speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney is important.
Understanding your rights in these cases can be the difference between being compensated for medical expenses and time out of work, or being stuck with high medical bills.
Call Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson today at (303) 458-5000 for your free consultation. We take cases in Denver County, and in the surrounding counties of Arapahoe County, Adams County, Jefferson County, Broomfield County, and Boulder County.