Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers
We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients
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 that 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 attorneys are prepared to fight tirelessly to help you secure the fair compensation you need and deserve.
Our knowledgeable legal team brings more than 100 years of collective experience to your case. We know how to get results, and we care about your recovery. Our Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers know how important it is for you to get maximum compensation for your damages; we want to help you walk away from this situation in the best possible position. We will go to trial to secure the award you deserve if your case cannot be settled outside of court.
Ready to get started on your personal injury claim? Phone Clawson & Clawson, LLP at (719) 602-5888 or connect with a team member online for an initial consultation with a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Our firm handles all types of accident, injury, and wrongful death cases. No claim is too complex for our experienced team. To ensure our services are accessible, we work on a contingency basis. This means 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:
- Premises liability
- Aviation accidents
- Construction injuries
- Defective products
- Drowning accidents
- Insurance bad faith
- Medical malpractice
- Ski accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents, such as motorcycle, pedestrian, truck, and bicycle accidents
- Wrongful death
Compensation in Personal Injury Cases
The compensation you are entitled to in a personal injury claim can include all your past and predicted future medical expenses, lost wages or income, property damage, and emotional pain and suffering. In cases where your injuries are considered “catastrophic,” your life may have been threatened and/or you may have been left permanently disabled or disfigured. The cost of managing these injuries can skyrocket due to the need for lifetime care and rehabilitation, and the loss of enjoyment of life. In such cases, it is even more vital that you have an attorney fighting for what you deserve. In some instances, you may also be able to claim punitive damages by demonstrating that the injury was caused by the gross negligence or intentional misconduct of the other party.
Additionally, a common sentiment most injury victims have is "how can I afford an attorney." Understandable so, if you are struggling to pay your medical expenses how can you pay for an attorney? Clawson & Clawson, LLP works on what is called a contingency fee basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we successfully recovered compensation for you. Learn more about by watching the below video, "How Can I Afford an Injury Attorney?"
Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Colorado Springs
All too often after suffering injuries in a negligence-based accident, insurance companies treat you as if you did something wrong by offering low monetary awards or outright denying your claim. That is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner. Individuals who hire a lawyer are statistically more successful in recovering greater compensation than those who try to negotiate on their own.
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, claim 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? Want to learn more about insurance companies? Watch our video below to learn what Attorney Matthew Clawson and Attorney Michael M. Clawson have to say on the subject! Understanding how insurance companies operate can be a crucial step in determining your best next steps for your claim.
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Our firm understands that sustaining an injury does not mean suffering only physical pain. Often injury victim's lives are turned upside down, as they navigate how to cover their medical expenses, are sometimes forced to take time off work, and often struggle to manage their day to day responsivities with their new impairments all while fighting to recover proper compensation from insurance companies. Our firm is here for you. Our experienced team will advocate tirelessly on your behalf so you don't have to and fight for the maximum compensation and justice you deserve. Recovering proper compensation can be a major step in getting your life back to normal after suffering injuries in an unpredictable accident. Call Clawson & Clawson, LLP today to get started on your case!
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 skill and experience of an attorney. Likewise, you should not attempt to determine your case's worth on your own, as you may be owed more than you initially think.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?Under Colorado's statute of limitations, you generally have only 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. 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.
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. This 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.
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 at 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 10% less than $50,000).
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 pays 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.
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.
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 certain guidelines can be used 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 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.
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 do something a reasonably careful person would not do or 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.
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. This proof can be provided by evidence such as police reports, witness reports and testimony, medical records, and more. Our firm is adept at finding and presenting the necessary evidence to prove your claim.
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.
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