At Travis Legal Offices, LLC we get a lot of questions about Colorado personal injury lawsuits. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions here, but if you need further information, don't hesitate to call us at (303) 766-8766 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney.
I was in an accident in Colorado, do I need a personal injury lawyer?
You are not required to have a personal injury lawyer following an accident; however, a lawyer could explain your legal options and assist you throughout the process. Often, insurance companies will try to take advantage of unrepresented individuals in the claim process with low settlement offers.
The staff at Travis Legal Offices, LLC understand the value of a case and when an offer is appropriate for the damage and harm caused in an accident. Additionally, a lawyer could handle the complex court process through its conclusion if a claim does not settle prior to the state deadline for filing a claim.
Do I have to go to court for a personal injury claim in Colorado?
No, filing a case in court and going through the court process are not required in every personal injury claim. In fact, many personal injury claims settle without a lawsuit. Unfortunately, insurance companies and negligent parties do not always present fair offers for settlement, so a trial is always a possibility following an accident.However there may be reasons that you need to file a lawsuit in your specific claim, please contact Travis Legal Offices, LLC if you have more questions about your situation.
What types of damages could I receive in Colorado?
The common types of damages available for recovery in a personal injury claim include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are intended to compensate you for your losses from the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages.
Non-economic damages are intended to compensate you for the pain and suffering experienced during and after the accident and any loss of your ability to enjoy your life. In some cases, you might also be entitled to punitive damages for especially careless or reckless actions of the responsible parties. The amount and specific types of damages available in a personal injury claim vary significantly based on the case's circumstances.
What happens if I was also at fault?
Your role in causing an accident could potentially limit or bar your recovery of damages in a personal injury claim depending on where the accident occurred. If you are determined to be partly at fault for the accident, any damage award could be limited by your percentage of fault. However, Travis Legal Offices, LLC is diligent in our representation for clients and will work to ensure all information regarding who is potentially at fault can be uncovered.
What happens to my case if I have a pre-existing condition?
Pre-existing conditions can play a substantial part in a personal injury case. In general, you are not entitled to compensation for pre-existing injuries that were not affected in the accident. However, you could be entitled to damages if your pre-existing condition was exacerbated or aggravated by the accident.
Experienced Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident and are considering whether to pursue a claim, you should contact Travis Legal Offices, LLC to schedule a free consultation. Call (303) 766-8766 or fill out our contact form to get started on your road to recovery.