Personal Injury FAQ

Get Answers from a Colorado Springs Injury Lawyer


  1. Am I entitled to compensation?
  2. How do you prove my claim for damages?
  3. What are examples of negligence?
  4. How do insurance companies handle personal injury claims?
  5. How much is my case worth?
  6. Will I have to go to court?
  7. How much will it cost me to hire a lawyer?
  8. Why Should I Hire Clawson & Clawson, LLP?

1. Am I entitled to compensation?
Some accidents are the fault of the injured person while other incidents are simply unavoidable. In many cases, however, the accident is caused by another person. If someone else is at fault for causing your injuries, then you are most likely entitled to demand financial compensation for the losses you have suffered.

2. How do you prove my claim for damages?
Winning a personal injury or wrongful death case depends on being able to prove that the accident was caused by another person's negligence. If the other person's careless or reckless actions — or failure to act — caused you to be injured, then you should not be forced to pay the price for the accident.

3. What are examples of negligence?
Negligence can occur in an almost endless variety of scenarios. Drunk driving accidents are a common example, given that the driver willingly places everyone on the road at risk of incurring serious injury or being killed. Another common example is a truck accident or car accident caused by a distracted driver, such as one who was talking or texting on a cell phone at the time of the accident.

The legal principle of "premises liability" makes it possible to sue a property owner for an accident such as a slip and fall, provided that the owner knew about the hazard that caused the accident yet failed to take reasonable safety precautions. Similarly, you can sue a doctor for medical malpractice or a manufacturer for injuries caused by a defective product. Any time you have been injured as a result of another person's wrongful actions, you have a right to demand fair compensation.

4. How do insurance companies handle personal injury claims?

5. How much is my case worth?
It is impossible to predict with accuracy how much you will receive at the conclusion of your case, but there are certain guidelines we can use to estimate how much you have a right to claim. The goal in your case is to secure sufficient compensation to fully offset the significant economic impact of your accident and ensure that you are not forced to bear the burden of the other party's negligence.

This means that your claim can include compensation for all of your medical expenses for the treatment you have received and will require in the future, as well as for the income you have lost and will lose as a result of reduced earning capacity. You can additionally claim noneconomic damages for the pain and suffering you have been forced to experience.

6. Will I have to go to court?
This depends entirely on whether or not the insurance company agrees to pay you the amount you deserve. If they are willing to pay you a fair settlement out of court, then it will not be necessary to resort to litigation. If, on the other hand, they practice bad faith and refuse to pay you what you deserve, then we may have to take the case to a full jury trial in pursuit of a verdict in your favor. Through exhaustive preparation, we are frequently able to settle our clients' cases out of court.

7. How much will it cost me to hire a lawyer?
Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay us a dime up front. With contingency fees, the client is not charged a retainer, but is instead charged a percentage of whatever is won in a settlement or jury verdict. In other words, you won't have to pay us a fee unless we win your case.

Why Should I Hire Clawson & Clawson, LLP?

The attorneys of Clawson & Clawson, LLP have provided award-winning service for accident victims and their families in Colorado for a combined 120 years and have won the Best Attorney category in both the Best of the Springs and the Best of Colorado Springs for 2012.

Our Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys have received high attorney-ratings on Avvo, and one of our lawyers is one of less than 1% of attorneys nationwide who are members of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. We know how to get results in your case and are ready to meet with you for a free consultation. Contact us now!

Our firm has offices in Colorado Springs, Parker and Pueblo.

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