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Unfortunately, accidents are a frequent occurrence and often cause serious injuries or damages. If the accident was caused by another party’s negligence or intentional acts, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Common personal injury claims may include car accidents, slip and falls, workplace injuries, or wrongful death claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else, you should call the experienced personal injury lawyers from Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 today for a free consultation. If we are not able to win your case, you will not owe us anything.
WHAT ARE COMMON PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS?
In Arvada, an individual may file a personal injury claim if he or she was injured as a result of another party’s negligence, reckless behavior, or intentional acts. Personal injury claims may include claims for physical injuries, lost or damaged property, and pain and suffering. Common personal injury claims may include:
- Car accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Birth injuries
- Wrongful death
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Products liability
Regardless of the type of injury you sustained, you may be entitled to compensation if your attorney proves the other party’s liability for the accident. Hiring an experienced lawyer to discuss your legal options and to help you pursue your claim may often be crucial in being able to successfully pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Arvada, call 800-863-5312
WHERE DO MANY ACCIDENTS HAPPEN IN ARVADA?
As one of the most common personal injury claims, car accidents may happen anywhere. Surprisingly, the most dangerous road in Arvada is neither a highway nor an interstate. Many fatal collisions occur on Wadsworth Boulevard, making it one of the most hazardous roads in Arvada. Second to Wadsworth Boulevard for being the most hazardous roads to drive on are Interstate 70 and Sheridan Boulevard. If you often travel by car in Arvada, you are advised to drive with extreme caution, particularly in these areas. Be attentive when operating a vehicle, and maintain a safe distance when driving near motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Meanwhile, other personal injury claims may occur anywhere negligent behavior occurs, such as any business that fails to maintain safe floors free of hazards as well as in any hospital or doctor’s office.
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WHO MAY BE LIABLE FOR MY ACCIDENT?
Determining the exact cause and liable party in an accident may often be challenging. For instance, if a driver loses control of the vehicle resulting in an accident, it may be challenging to determine the exact cause for the driver losing control. An Arvada personal injury lawyer may be able to conduct an investigation and prove that the driver losing control of the vehicle was the result of a manufacturing issue. The manufacturer of the vehicle would then be deemed liable, and the driver could sue them for negligence.
In some cases, there may be more than one party that may be liable for the accident, such as the manufacturer of a defective product as well as the retailer which marketed and sold the defective product. Meanwhile, in a drunk driving accident case, the drunk driver may often be liable for the accident, but the bar served the driver may also be held liable if it can be shown that the driver was over-served while visibly intoxicated or that the driver was a minor who was served alcohol by the bar.
Common parties who may be held liable in personal injury claims include:
- The at-fault driver
- The driver’s employer if the accident occurred while the driver was acting in the scope of employment
- The manufacturer or retailer of the vehicle if the accident was caused by a defective part
- The governmental entity responsible for maintaining the roadway if the roadway caused the accident
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- The property owner if they had hazardous conditions on their property that caused the accident
- Health care providers who failed to properly diagnose birth defects or otherwise prevent injuries sustained at birth
- The hospital or employer of the negligent health care provider
- Employers if it can be proven the employer failed to provide proper safety equipment, provide proper training, violated safety regulations, or was otherwise responsible in causing the accident
- Third parties, such as independent contractors, if it caused the dangerous condition which led to the accident
- Equipment manufacturers that produced and sold defective tools or equipment that caused the workplace injury
- Manufacturers responsible for making the defective product
- Distributors that sold defective products
- Retailers within the supply chain
An Arvada personal injury attorney may be able to help you gather evidence to support your claim, identify those parties responsible for your accident, and seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries, losses, and damages.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A SETTLEMENT?
The amount of time needed to settle a claim is different for each personal injury case. It is common for insurance companies to offer a settlement immediately after the accident. The amount offered may be less than you need to cover all of your medical costs and other damages, but the offer is instead designed to take advantage of your perceived urgency and need for immediate compensation. However, it may often be advisable to wait before accepting an immediate settlement offer until you have consulted an experienced Arvada personal injury attorney to discuss your options. If you are still recovering from your injuries, you may not know the extent of the costs necessary for your medical treatment or therapy. You may also need to include lost wages in your claim for the time you couldn’t work because you were injured.
It may often be in your best interest to wait until you know the full extent of your medical bills, losses, and damages before accepting a settlement offer. Your attorney may also be able to help you build a stronger case to seek the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to. While building a case with your attorney may take longer than accepting a quick settlement from an insurance agency, you may often be better able to successfully pursue the compensation you are entitled to for the accident.
HOW MAY ZINDA LAW GROUP HELP YOU WITH YOUR INJURY CLAIM?
At Zinda Law Group, our personal injury attorneys may be able to assist you in seeking a personal injury settlement in Arvada after your accident. Our team may help you understand your legal options and help you file a personal injury lawsuit to seek any compensation you may be entitled to. Your attorney may perform a thorough investigation to help you gather solid evidence supporting your claim for compensation by proving the extent of your injuries and the other party’s liability for the accident. Further, your lawyer may negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to seek a settlement for your injuries. Finally, if the insurance company refuses to agree to a satisfactory offer to settle your personal injury lawsuit in Arvada, your attorney may then take your case to trial to prove your case.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN COLORADO
The term “statute of limitations” refers to the allotted amount of time to file a claim after an incident. It is crucial that you hire a personal injury lawyer immediately after your accident to avoid missing the statute of limitations and risking the loss of any compensation you may have been entitled to. In Colorado, the statute of limitations depends on the type of claim you are filing. Some of the most common types of suits and their statutes of limitations include:
- Three years for vehicle accidents
- Two years for most personal injury lawsuits
- Two years for product liability lawsuits
- Three years for property damage lawsuits involving a motor vehicle
- Two years for other property damage lawsuits not involving a motor vehicle
GET HELP FROM A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER TODAY
At Zinda Law Group, our personal injury attorneys may help you with your accident claim. Our attorneys have years of experience helping our clients pursue the maximum compensation they may be entitled to after they or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior of someone else.
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