Spine Injury Lawyers in Denver, CO
Pursuing Compensation for Your Lifelong Care
A young man, athletic and physically active, is out for a weekend in the mountains with his friends. They just purchased off-road vehicles and packed them with camping gear, hiking, and fishing equipment. As they navigate winding and hilly paths, his UTV catches a rock and tumbles end over end out of control. The seat-belt: didn’t hold him tight to the vehicle. The roll cage crumbled under the force of each impact. His spine significantly damaged. His diagnosis: quadriplegia, likely permanent.
A mother is driving home from the grocery store. As she glances in the mirror at her snoozing toddler, she barely sees the car before impact. It feels like he could have been going a hundred even though it was only 10 miles per hour. Everyone is shaken but thinks they’re okay. Vehicle damage is minimal. They exchange information, call the police to report the incident, and go about the rest of their day. The following morning, Mom wakes up with a stiff neck. Medical evaluation reveals she has suffered whiplash - an injury that may resolve over time or may linger indefinitely. For the time being, though, she can’t lift over 20 pounds. Her daughter weighs 19.
Why You Need Legal Representation for Serious Injuries
From minor to severe, spinal injuries can substantially and irrevocably impact the victim’s life, those who care for the victim, and those who depend on them. It’s hard to argue against that statement, but insurance companies will try anyway.
Spinal Injury victims need one thing: an injury lawyer who knows how to fight for the compensation you need to recover from all your injuries, including the pain and suffering that follows even a small fender-bender. Springer & Steinberg, P.C. is here to provide the experienced, unrelenting counsel you need.
Getting Compensation for Spinal Injuries
Those who have suffered a spinal injury understand the desperate need for adequate care, regardless of the severity. Expenses resulting from the initial injury, physical therapy, and surgeries will have quickly piled up. Current treatment and therapy is lingering and uncertainty about how long and what type of care will be needed in the future is intimidating.
Our team represents victims of spinal cord injuries across Colorado, including those involving such incidents as:
- Car, truck, and other motor vehicle accidents
- Defective products
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Falls from heights
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
In every case we take on, our goal is the full application of a victim’s rights and recovery under Colorado legislation and precedents established by case law. You must not wait to act, however, Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-80-102 sets forth a 2-year time limit for the majority of personal injury claims, including spinal cord injuries. Varying limits may apply if malice or fraud were involved (3-year limit in accordance with § 13-80-101), assault was the cause of the injury (1-year limit in accordance with § 13-80-103), or the injury occurred due to the use or operation of a motor vehicle (3-year limit under § 13-80-101). Take a proactive approach and work with an attorney so the statute of limitations does not pass.
What Are the Keys a Successful Case?
- First, experience in all relevant areas of practice - workplace injury, car, truck, and motorcycle accident, medical malpractice, and product liability to name a few.
- Second, intimate knowledge of insurance companies - how they operate and what games they play. How they argue against compensation.
- And third, a clear understanding of spinal injury care - past, present, and future.
Get the Right Legal Advice for Your Spinal Injury
The worst thing an attorney can do is tell a client their case is worth something it’s not, whether that’s more or less. Your best chance of getting the compensation you deserve is working with an attorney who takes a realistic and strategic approach to your claim. When given a fair assessment you will know what to expect.
And, as the injury and case details are revealed, it’s vital for you to feel you can trust that your attorney understands the strengths of your case. You need someone who can persuade an insurance company or jury to enter a just and fair award. With spine injuries, you may be facing considerable medical costs now and well into the future. You may require a wheelchair and assistive devices, or modifications to your home so you are more independent. The cost of a spinal cord injury can easily add up to millions of dollars over your lifetime.
The complexity of spinal injury cases demands experience, commitment, and determination to get the highest dollar for your claim, not the pursuit of another commercial sound bite.
At Springer & Steinberg, P.C., you can count on our full commitment to your case and its positive outcome. We have the experience and dedication to persevere. Call (303) 861-2800 today!