Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

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A personal injury attorney can help individuals who have been hurt in an accident that was caused by another person. When a person is injured because of the careless acts of another, be it through a car accident or another type of accident, damages can be recovered through a civil lawsuit. A personal injury attorney will guide you through this process and work on your behalf. In Colorado, there are many experienced personal injury attorneys.

A personal injury is defined as an injury to the emotions, mind, or body of a person, which is much different than an injury to a piece of property. It usually is referred to as a lawsuit that involves a plaintiff who has been injured due to another person's carelessness. There are many different types of personal injuries, including tripping accidents, assault claims, dog bites, accidents at work, accidents in the home, holiday accidents, medical and dental accidents, and defective product accidents. A personal injury may be a physical accident in nature, or it may be an industrial disease case, too. These cases include occupational stress, contact dermititis, mesothelioma and asbestosis, chest diseases, vibration white fingers, and repetitive strain injuries.

Often the person responsible for the injury has insurance, and claims adjusters for their insurance company will try to settle your claim before you have talked to an attorney, or even determined the extent of your injuries. Do not sign any paperwork until you have discussed your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

If you have been injured, you could be facing medical bills and lost wages. Hiring an attorney may seem expensive, but personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that they are paid a percentage of your final settlement. When you are looking for an attorney, be aware that your case may take months or even years to resolve. You may be working with this attorney and his or her staff for quite a long time. Find someone you are comfortable talking to and who understands your situation. You may want to meet their staff, who will often be the first point of contact between you and your attorney throughout the legal process.

Meeting with a personal injury soon after your accident will help you to have the proper documentation of your injury and losses. The longer you wait, the less likely you will have the documents needed to help pursue your case. Keeping a journal of your missed work, doctor's appointments or other problems related to your injury may be a good idea. Colorado also has a statue of limitations, which sets time guidelines for filing your personal injury case. In most cases this is two years from the date of the accident, but your attorney can help determine this date for you.

An average of 11,200 accidental injuries that are considered disabling take place every hour every year. The most common accident at construction sites are falls. And, every year about 11,000 people in America suffer from a traumatic spinal cord injury, which many will turn into permanent disabilities. About 6,500,000 construction workers were active in 1995 in the United States. Out of those, there were 1,040 construction related deaths and 350,000 disabling injuries. The part of the body that is the most commonly injured is the back, with about 25% of all work-related injuries.

The most important thing for you to do if you have been injured because of the negligence of another person is to follow the advice of your doctors and your attorney. Your attorney can help you recover the costs for medical bills, lost wages or earning capacity and personal property losses, and compensate you for your pain and suffering. Having an attorney taking care of the legal issues can help you concentrate on healing and following the medical advice of your doctors.


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