Personal Injury Cases in Colorado
Negligence occurs when one party owes another party a duty of care but fails to meet that requirement. For example, if you expect an establishment to have an adequate fire alarm system to warn you of a fire, but when a fire occurs you are burned due to a defective alarm system, then that establishment did not uphold their duty to you, which was to give you reasonable warning of a fire so that you can evacuate.
While negligence is a common law principle, states may differ on how they award damages as a result of negligence.
In Colorado, damages are awarded based on contributory negligence which can diminish the amount of damages that you will be able to collect. Contributory negligence takes into account the percentage of liability of the parties involved in the accident or injury. If you were more at fault for your accident than the opposing party, then you may not be able to recover any damages. Additionally, the damages you can recover will be reduced according to your share of fault in the accident. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 in damages but it was determined that you are 25% responsible for your accident, you would receive $75,000.
Compensation for personal injury cases in Colorado may include:
- medical bills (past, present, and future)
- property damage
- lost income
- lost earning capacity
- pain and suffering
- emotional distress
- loss of enjoyment of life
- loss of consortium
An experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can assess your case and help to determine fair compensation.
Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
A burn accident can result in serious injuries that affect the victim for a lifetime. An experienced personal injury attorney can help to hold the responsible party liable and help seek compensation for injuries and damages. Oftentimes, insurance companies will offer a settlement that doesn’t take into account future expenses and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Knowledgeable legal counsel can fight for justice.
The attorney’s at Gama Law Firm have been successfully representing clients in their personal injury claims for years. We will review your case, carry out a comprehensive investigation, gather all necessary evidence and documentation, establish fault, determine case-value, and negotiate a fair financial settlement with the insurance company. Our attorneys provide the guidance and advocacy you need.