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Colorado Springs Personal Injury Attorneys

Clawson & Clawson, LLP Serving Victims Since 2004

If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you may be feeling unsure about how to move forward. During this uncertain and frightening time, it is crucial you have a team of advocates in your corner who can ensure your rights are protected. You should not have to pay for the wrongdoing of another party. Our Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers at Clawson & Clawson, LLP are prepared to fight tirelessly to help you secure the fair compensation you need.

As soon as possible after suffering an injury, call us at (719) 602-5888 or contact us online to discover your legal options. Our knowledgeable attorneys bring more than 100 years of collective experience helping the injured find full and fair compensation. We know how to get results for our clients and we care about your recovery.

Why Hire Clawson & Clawson, LLP for Your Injury Claim?

We know how important it is for you to recover the full amount you deserve and we want to help you walk away from this situation in the best possible position.

Our attorneys settle a large percentage of our cases out of court, but we do not hesitate to go to trial if necessary to secure the award amount or judgment you deserve. Individuals who hire personal injury lawyers are frequently successful in recovering greater amounts of compensation than they otherwise would have, as an insurance company's first offer is rarely, if ever, a fair one. In many cases, insurance companies practice bad faith, refusing to pay the compensation you deserve – if any at all.

The injury lawyers at our law firm have received honors such as:

  • Rated 10 out of 10 "Superb" on Avvo - Michael Clawson
  • Membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® (1% of attorneys nationwide)
  • Won the "Best Attorney" category in both the 2012 Best of the Springs and Best of Colorado Springs.
  • “Best Lawyers in America” from Best Lawyers (2017 lucite/plaque) – Michael Clawson
  • Best Attorney in Colorado Springs (2012) in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph's awarded to Attorney Michael Clawson
  • “National Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (2016) – Matthew Clawson
  • “National Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (2016) – Michael Clawson
  • “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer of CO” from American Society of Legal Advocates (2016) – Matthew Clawson
  • “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer of CO” from American Society of Legal Advocates (2016) – Michael Clawson

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Represent

At Clawson & Clawson, we handle all types of accident, injury, and wrongful death cases. No claim is too complex for our experienced team to handle. To ensure our services are accessible to anyone who has been a victim of another person's negligence, we represent clients on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you will not have to pay for your personal injury case until you collect compensation.

We are equipped to negotiate and litigate all types of claims, including those involving:

If you would like to learn more about contingency fees or have other questions about your case, please give our office a call at (719) 602-5888.

Compensation for Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Were you involved in a car accident caused by a careless or reckless driver? All too often, insurance companies treat the victims as if they did something wrong by offering low monetary rewards or outright denying valid claims. Our firm represents car, truck and motorcycle accident victims as well as injured pedestrians and bicyclists.

Let our injury lawyers fight for you so that you get the money you deserve – money to cover the cost of things like:

  • Medical expenses
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Property/vehicle damage
  • Lost wages

Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death

Injuries are considered "catastrophic" when they threaten the victim's life and/or cause permanent disability or disfigurement. The cost of medical care for catastrophic injury care victims is great due to the need for lifetime care, rehabilitation and loss of enjoyment of life.

Catastrophic injury cases can include conditions such as:

Our attorneys also represent grieving family members after the tragic loss of a loved one. When someone is killed through the negligent, careless or wrongful actions of another, the family can take legal action and file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Slip & Fall and Other Premises Liability Accidents

Did you slip, trip or fall on a property because of hazardous and dangerous conditions? Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe, up-to-code premises and can be held responsible when visitors are injured by defects on their property.

Our firm can represent clients in premises liability cases against a number of different types of defendants, including:

  • Apartment landlords
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Building owners/managers

Injured in a slip and fall accident? Call Clawson & Clawson, LLP for representation.

Our personal injury attorneys serve clients in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Parker, and Denver and are ready to advocate on your behalf if you were injured by the negligent or careless actions of another person or company. Our goal is to secure the maximum financial compensation you need to cover all of your damages.

Clawson & Clawson, LLP is proud to represent injured service men and women. Learn more about our Wounded Warrior Project.

Types of Damages Available to Personal Injury Victims

The goal in a claim is to provide the plaintiff — you — with sufficient compensation to fully offset the economic impact of the injuries.

There are three types of damages to consider when filing a personal injury claim. They are as follows:

  • First, you can claim economic damages for all of your financial losses, including medical expenses for emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitative care, medicine, and equipment, as well as for your lost wages and reduced future earning power.
  • You can also claim noneconomic damages for the pain, suffering, and mental anguish you have been subjected to during your ordeal.
  • It may additionally be possible to claim punitive damages by demonstrating that the injury was caused by the gross negligence or intentional misconduct of the other party.

To learn how much your case may be worth, request a free consultation.

Level the Playing Field with Insurance Companies

Don't try to settle your claim by working directly with the insurance company. Remember: they don't have your best interests in mind. Whatever your case is worth, they are likely to do everything they can to reduce this amount or even deny you a settlement outright. They have teams of adjusters, claims representatives, and even attorneys to defend their bottom line, so don't you think you should have your own legal representation to fight for you?

Let our lawyers help you gather the necessary evidence for your claim, negotiate with the insurance company representatives, and even take your case to trial if necessary.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


  1. Am I entitled to compensation?
  2. How do you prove my claim for damages?
  3. What are examples of negligence?
  4. How much is my case worth?
  5. Will I have to go to court?
  6. How much will it cost me to hire a lawyer?
  7. What if I'm partially to blame for my injuries?
  8. I was hurt at work. Can I sue my employer?
  9. How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
  10. My case is small. Do I really need a lawyer?

1. Am I entitled to compensation?

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. Some injuries are the fault of the injured person while other incidents are simply unavoidable. It is important you review your situation with a trained attorney to determine if you have a valid claim to compensation.

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 injury 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.

3. What are examples of negligence?

Negligence is a legal concept that is typically defined as the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to oneself or others. In the context of personal injury cases, a person acts negligently when they so something a reasonably careful person would not do, or if they fail to do something a reasonably careful person would do under the same or similar circumstances.

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 injury 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 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.

Generally speaking, your case's value will be based on factors such as:

  • The extent and long-term impact of your injuries
  • The cause of your injury and the level of evidence proving the other party's liability
  • The value of your damaged property (if applicable)
  • The amount of insurance coverage available

The goal in your case is to secure sufficient compensation to fully offset the significant economic impact of your injury 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.

5. Will I have to go to court?

Possibly. Having to go to court 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.

6. 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.

7. What if I'm partially to blame for my injuries?

You may still be eligible to recover compensation after suffering an injury that was partially your fault under Colorado's modified comparative negligence rules. Under modified comparative negligence, a jury will determine the amount of fault each party has in causing the injuries and any awarded damages are adjusted to fit the plaintiff's level of fault. As long as you are found to be less than 50% at fault for your injuries, you may still receive compensation.

As a hypothetical example, say you are injured after slipping in a puddle of water of a grocery store, causing you to suffer $50,000 total worth of damages. At trial, the jury decides that the grocery store is 90% at fault for not displaying a wet floor sign and assigns you 10% fault for not looking where you were walking. Under Colorado's modified comparative negligence rules, you would only be awarded $45,000 (or $50,000 less 10%).

8. I was hurt at work. Can I sue my employer?

Injuries that occur in relation to your occupation are generally compensable under your employer's workers' compensation insurance coverage, which is a no-fault system that provides benefits for injured workers no matter who is to blame for the injury. Employers in Colorado can only be sued for a work-related injury under specific circumstances, such as if the employer intentionally caused the injury or did not carry the required workers' compensation coverage at the time of the injury.

9. How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

Under Colorado's statute of limitations, you generally only have two years to file a civil lawsuit against the responsible party after suffering an injury. If your injuries were related to a motor vehicle accident, this deadline is extended to three years. If your claim is against the state of Colorado or another local government entity, you only have 180 days to file a lawsuit in court. This "clock" can sometimes be delayed under certain rare circumstances, such as if the injured party is a minor or if the responsible party flees the state and.

If you attempt to file a claim after the filing deadline has passed, your claim will likely be dismissed and you will effectively be barred from recovering compensation. For this reason, it is crucial you get an attorney involved early on in your case to ensure all applicable deadlines are met.

10. My case is small. Do I really need a lawyer?

Most likely. Contrary to popular belief, not all injury claims are of the multimillion-dollar variety that garner major news coverage. Most personal injury claims are filed by regular people who just want to get back on their feet. Even small cases can benefit greatly from the expertise of an attorney. Likewise, you should not attempt to determine your case's worth on your own as you may in fact be owed more than you initially think.

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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