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No one begins their day expecting to end it in a hospital, but around 150 million emergency room visits occur every year in the United States. When an injury happens due to someone else’s failure to take reasonable action to prevent it, the person or business at fault for the accident is liable for the victim’s damages, like medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Typically, the appropriate insurance policy of the at-fault party covers the damages, but often they dispute or devalue claims to protect their profits. A personal injury lawyer protects an injury victim’s rights throughout the process of recovering compensation.

Call the Colorado personal injury lawyers in Broomfield at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. today for a free case evaluation so we can begin crafting a powerful strategy for your recovery.

Why Work With Daniels & Scriven, P.C. for Your Personal Injury Claim in Broomfield

A serious injury sends the victim’s life spinning off-course with painful medical procedures, expensive hospital bills, and often an inability to make a prompt return to work to cover expenses. The attorneys at Daniels & Scriven P.C. have spent over four decades advocating for injury victims in Broomfield and the surrounding area with a record of success that puts a powerful voice behind your claim. With representation from our legal team, you’ll enjoy the following advantages:

  • Experienced attorneys who’ve spent decades representing thousands of injured clients and recovered millions of dollars in damages
  • A reputation of respect among our peers in Colorado legal environments
  • A results-driven attorney on your side, assertively advocating for your best interests throughout the investigation, negotiations with the insurance adjuster, and in court should a lawsuit become necessary
  • Caring advocates who have a passion for assisting clients in obtaining the resources they need to move forward from an injury with the best possible outcome

We offer free case consultations and contingency-based payment so you pay nothing upfront. Instead, we only take a fee after we settle your case or win a jury award for your damages.

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in Colorado

A personal injury claim is the court’s way of offering legal recourse for victims of preventable injuries resulting from negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing. It’s not a part of the criminal justice system, but instead, a personal injury claim serves to hold defendants accountable for damages they cause to someone else. “Damages” in a personal injury claim refer to the economic and non-economic consequences of an injury. Common personal injury cases in Broomfield include the following:

  • Car accident injuries
  • Truck accident injuries
  • Motorcycle accident injuries
  • Bicycle accident injuries
  • Pedestrian accident injuries
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective product injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice injuries
  • Premises liability injuries
  • Acts of violence
  • Wrongful death

Personal injury claims are based on the legal premise that we all owe a duty of care toward others in our orbit to take reasonable measures to prevent causing them harm. For example, a driver must follow traffic laws and avoid distractions. Failing to do so leaves the at-fault party liable for damages to a victim harmed by their actions.

Proving Liability in Broomfield Personal Injury Cases

In a personal injury claim, the injury victim in the case (the plaintiff) is responsible for proving the at-fault party’s (defendant’s) liability. A skilled personal injury lawyer investigates all aspects of the injury to document evidence meeting the following legal points of liability:

  • The at-fault party had a duty of care to take reasonable actions to prevent causing injury to others
  • They breached their duty of care by acting negligently, recklessly, or with wrongdoing
  • Their breach of duty directly caused the injury
  • The injury victim suffered significant economic and non-economic damages from the injury

When your attorney from Daniels & Scriven, P.C. has a compelling case for your full compensation, they will carefully calculate your damages and seek the highest amount of compensation available in your claim.

Common Injuries Involved in Personal Injury Claims

Injuries happen quickly but can take months of recovery. Some injuries are life-altering and make it difficult to accomplish daily tasks and earn a living. Common injuries in personal injury claims include the following:

  • Back injury
  • Neck injury
  • Fractures
  • Head injury/traumatic brain injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • Knee injury
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Traumatic amputation

When an injury impacts the victim economically and also causes pain and suffering, a successful personal injury claim offers the victim relief from financial hardship and a sense of justice and accountability.

What Compensation Can I Get From a Personal Injury Claim?

An unexpected injury can quickly cause financial hardship, often with as little as one missed paycheck and a hefty hospital bill. Some injuries are catastrophic and cause lifelong disability. Common damages in personal injury claims for compensation include the following:

  • Reimbursement for medical expenses
  • Future medical costs related to injury care
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future income loss
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Compensation for other non-economic damages that apply in individual circumstances such as disfigurement, emotional trauma, or loss of enjoyment of life.

If a loved one died due to injuries caused by someone else, a close family member can recover further compensation through a wrongful death claim, including funeral costs and loss of income for the number of working years the loved one had left to them had they not perished.

What to Do After a Personal Injury in Broomfield

Some injuries are so serious that the victim isn’t conscious or capable of doing anything except waiting in place for help to arrive; however, if the injury victim can safely use a cell phone, they can quickly preserve important evidence at the scene to help their financial recovery as well as their physical recovery. Use a cell phone—or hand it to a companion to use for you—and take the following steps after an injury:

  • First, call 911 to request an ambulance
  • Ask for police presence if the injury resulted from a traffic accident or criminal violence
  • Snap photos of the cause of the accident or anything that contributed, like the damaged vehicle and accident scene after a car accident, or a puddle on the floor after a slip-and-fall injury
  • Take photos of visible injuries
  • Add the contact information of anyone involved
  • Add the contact information of eyewitnesses

Getting eyewitness contact information is critical in places where no surveillance or traffic cameras capture the event that caused the injury. Often eyewitnesses disappear without leaving a name.

Always go directly to the hospital after an injury and ask for a thorough exam and detailed medical report. Then, set up a free consultation with Daniels & Scriven, P.C. before speaking to insurance company representatives.

Call Daniels & Scriven, P.C. for a Personal Injury Consultation

Most personal injury claims are resolved through a settlement, especially when a skilled attorney compiles evidence and assertively negotiates with the insurer. The attorneys at Daniels & Scriven are also experienced litigators who are ready to prepare your case for court should the insurance company use bad faith practices and wrongfully deny your claim. Reach out to our Broomfield law office today so we can hear about your case and begin strategizing your financial recovery while you focus on your physical recovery.