Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers
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If you have been injured in an accident, you may be left facing serious physical, financial, and emotional burdens that are hard to bear. With those come great uncertainty and many questions:
- How will I pay for medical bills?
- Can I recover lost wages due to missed work?
- What are my legal options?
- How much is my case worth?
Fortunately, you do not have to face the situation alone. At Zinda Law Group, our experienced Colorado injury lawyers have helped thousands of accident victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury.
We will fight tirelessly to protect your legal rights and to help you seek the compensation you deserve for the damages you have suffered. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for your free consultation with one of our skilled Colorado personal injury lawyers.
We Serve All of Colorado
At Zinda Law Group, our injury attorneys have helped injury victims in every area of Colorado, including the following cities:
What Is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is damage to a person that was caused by the act or omission of another person or organization. Individuals, companies, or other entities can be responsible for your injuries.
The main consideration is whether that individual or company was negligent in bringing about the harm that you suffered. If someone's negligence caused your injury, then you could be entitled to compensation.
At Zinda Law Group, our extensive legal experience allows us to help with a wide vaiety of personal injury cases, such as:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- ATV Accidents
- Burn Injuries
- DUI injuries
- Ski or snowboarding accidents
- Dog bites
- Dram shop liability
- Oil Field Accidents and Fracking Injuries
- Defective product injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Medical malpractice injuries
- Nursing home injuries
- Daycare Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Vaping Illness
- Brain Injuries
- And more
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
A Colorado personal injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group will be able to correctly identify the potential sources of recovery and whether the other party will be liable for damages.
Some common categories of damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental anguish
Our knowledgeable accident attorneys can discuss your case and help determine what compensation you may be entitled to under the law.
COMMON INJURIES IN OUR CASES
Injuries from an accident may be short-term and treatable or may be severe enough to affect a person's ability to perform the activities of daily life. Personal injury cases may involve the following injuries:
- Bone fractures
- Neck, back, and spine injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Loss of limb
WHAT TO DO AFTER BEING INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT
Immediately after an accident, you should:
1. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
Unless absolutely certain that you're not injured, you should seek medical attention immediately after an accident, either at your local emergency room or by seeing your physician. While injuries may not feel serious initially, they often have the potential to develop into something much worse when left untreated. Don't take any chances with your health and well-being.
2. TAKE PICTURES
If you happen to have a camera or smartphone nearby, you should take pictures of the area in which the accident occurred. If you have visible injuries, you should photograph them as well.
3. EXCHANGE INFORMATION
You should obtain the name, address, phone number, and insurance information of all persons involved in the accident. If there are witnesses, you should get their contact information as well, so that you or your attorney may contact them in the future.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney may help you bring a successful claim. Generally, an experienced personal injury attorney may:
- Assist you in determining liability. An experienced lawyer may assist you in determining how much you may be entitled to for your injuries based upon each party’s percentage of fault. A lawyer may also help you determine who or what may be responsible for your injuries.
- Assist you in collecting and organizing evidence. An attorney may help you collect as much evidence as possible, which includes: names of witnesses and other parties involved in the accident, medical records and costs of treatment, and any photos of the accident scene.
- Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance adjuster. A lawyer may understand how much your case is worth and may assist you in conducting negotiations with the insurance company in order to help you seek a fair settlement amount.
DEALING WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES
Call your insurance company immediately after the accident. It’s important to cooperate with them and tell them exactly what happened and the extent of your injuries. Again, if unsure about the extent of your injuries, it’s okay to say that you’re unsure. If the insurance company finds out that you were untruthful about anything, your claim could be denied coverage.
An adjuster may try and offer you a settlement amount that is either below the policy limits or one that does not adequately cover your injuries. Keep in mind that you are not required to accept a low-ball settlement offer; this is where an attorney may assist you in negotiating a fair settlement amount.
Additional Reading: How Long Does It Take To Negotiate an Injury Settlement?
LEGAL TIME LIMITS
The statute of limitations provides a deadline by which an accident victim must file a lawsuit. Once this deadline passes, the victim is barred from bringing their legal claim in court and from seeking compensation for their injuries.
You meet the statute of limitations by filing your lawsuit by the deadline. Negotiating with the insurance company is not enough to beat or extend the time limit. Filing your summons and complaint in the right Colorado court of law is how you’ll meet the statute of limitations.
After filing your claim with the court, it doesn’t matter how long your case may take to resolve. You are within the statute of limitations as long as you file your claim at least the day before the time limit runs out.
Below is a list of common personal injury claims, and the time limit that accompanies each one in Colorado:
- Car accidents: 3 years from the date of the accident.
- Non-auto claims. For slip and fall, premises liability, toxic tort, and other non-auto accident-related claims involving negligence, the statute of limitations in Colorado is 2 years.
- Wrongful death: 2 years
Call a Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer Today
No matter the type of injury case you may have, Zinda Law Group of Colorado can help. Our knowledgeable attorneys will fight relentlessly for you and seek the maximum compensation on your behalf. And remember: If we don't win, you don't pay.
There are deadlines to file a claim, so contact one of our Colorado personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case. Call 800-863-5312 or chat to begin with a free case evaluation.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
Zinda Law Group believes that an injured victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury claim. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
WHEN DO I HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
Many people choose to hire a personal injury attorney after they’ve been involved in an accident that results in personal injury or monetary loss. An experienced personal injury lawyer may assist you in going up against large insurance companies and their team of lawyers in order to help you seek the compensation you may be entitled to.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A PERSONAL INJURY CHECK?
Every personal injury case is different, and the time frame for a settlement may vary from a few months to many years. If and when a settlement is reached, a settlement check is disbursed to your attorney, who typically uses the money to pay any costs associated with the claim, such as attorney’s fees. After all deductions have been made, the remaining balance of the settlement is sent to you in the form of a check from your attorney’s office.
HOW MUCH IS MY CASE WORTH?
Typically, the total amount of a victim’s settlement is about three times the amount of their medical bills. A judge may also take into account the type of injury, the kind of treatment received, the length of therapy, and any loss of income sustained after the accident.