Rebuild Your Life After a Serious Accident or Injury
Injuries caused by someone else’s negligence can be devastating. Medical bills, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain can take years to overcome. To get back on your feet, you need to work with a personal injury attorney who will respect your claim and fight for the best possible result, even if that means going into litigation.
At Springer & Steinberg, P.C., our Denver personal injury attorneys know judges and juries throughout Colorado — and that makes a huge difference for our clients’ cases. For example, a jury in Jefferson County will probably not award the same as one in Adams, Arapahoe, or Douglas County for the same type of accident.
Boulder and Denver also have different jury pools and require a different approach. One size does not fit all, and where you were injured matters. That is why, no matter the circumstances surrounding your injury or the jurisdiction, our personal injury attorneys are well-equipped to effectively represent your interests and adapt to the situation at hand.
Compensation for personal injuries caused by negligence is covered under Colorado Revised Statutes Title 13, Article 21: Damages. This also covers wrongful death (§ 13-21-201 through 204) and the principle of contributory negligence (§13-21-111), which allows that a victim’s compensation may be reduced if he or she is partially responsible for the incident that caused harm. Product liability actions are also covered (§13-21-401 through 406), as are time limits for filing cases, and all other details regarding negligence, liability, and compensation.
With all things considered, there is quite a lot to unpack when diving into Colorado’s personal injury laws. Thankfully, when you have our Denver personal injury attorneys working on your case and representing you in and out of court, you do not need to worry about learning all the legal nuances surrounding your case. Our 40+ years of legal experience essentially become your own when we act on your behalf.
Personal Injury Statute Of Limitations
According to Colorado law (Colorado Revised Statutes section 13-80-101(1)(n)), the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you lose your right to file along with your right to recover compensation.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
Damages refers to the legal categories of compensation an injury victim can file a claim to recover compensation for. There are three broad types of damages
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages
Each type of damages compensates the injured party for something different. Economic damages compensate for financial losses, such as medical expenses or missed days at work due to your injury. Non-economic damages, as expected, compensate for non-financial suffering, such as pain and suffering. The last type of damages, punitive damages, don’t actually compensate the injured party for anything, instead, their main purpose is to punish the negligent party. As such, they are not awarded often.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?
Unlike insurance companies, the legal team at Springer & Steinberg, P.C. are true advocates on your side. Our experienced team is committed to fighting for the justice and maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Insurance companies, on the other hand, are businesses and are therefore not looking out for your best interest. Instead they are focused on what will save them time and money.
Additionally, it’s not uncommon for people to find that their injuries become worse in the following days or weeks following an accident. If you accept an insurance company’s offer before you know how serious your injuries actually are, you may find your settlement amount no longer covers all your medical expenses. Our attorneys will always fight to protect your rights and best interest. Call today to get started on you case.
Product Liability $4.35 Million
A roll-over of a small motorized vehicle.
Personal Injury $800,000
Explosion/fire resulting in a severely burned worker.
Car Accident $600,000
A family was seriously injured.
Car Accident $500,000
Jeff Springer obtained a $500,000 recovery for his client after suffering severe injuries after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle.
Personal Injury $300,000
A child was injured during an incident on a school bus.
Personal Injury $120,000
A client after suffered significant injury after a fall in a nursing home.
Personal Injury $900,000
Wrongful Death in a work-related accident.
While you may want to quickly settle your case, the truth is that your injuries may still be healing, and future health complications can still arise. Many times, injuries and severe pain do not develop until weeks or months after an accident. Insurance companies, knowing a victim needs the money, will take advantage of that delay, cover the minimum amount, and then ask you to abandon and release all your claims. Although we want to conclude take care of your case as quickly as you do, haste is a detriment. We will want to ensure your damages are calculated and predicted accurately, so you get awarded fairly. We will take your case to trial when the occasion calls for it.
As a medium boutique law firm, we take a collaborative approach to the practice of law, something you don’t often find at large personal injury firms. You are not just a case number. You are a friend in need. We focus on the circumstances that make your case unique, pool the experiences of all our attorneys, and seek creative and effective conclusions for your claim. When you hire Springer & Steinberg, P.C., you get a whole team or Denver personal injury lawyers with decades of collective experience. Our attorneys frequent all the Front Range courthouses, gaining courtroom experience seldom found at “settle-it-quick” firms.
Injury care is your number one priority, and securing fair compensation is ours. We will review all relevant insurance policies to check for damage caps and demand as much as possible on your behalf. When insurance companies try to bully you into accepting less compensation than you deserve or a lowball amount under the damage cap, our Denver personal injury attorneys will be there to deal with their unsavory tactics. We can handle advanced injury claim strategies, too, such as negotiating reduced amounts on private and government healthcare liens. The bottom line is that we don’t back down or fold to unreasonable, unfair offers when our clients need us to be strong.