A personal injury claim can be used to explain injuries that occurred from a wide variety of accident situations. Depending how you acquired injuries can effect how the claim is handled and the route your Colorado Springs injury lawyers take to secure compensation of your behalf. As a rule of thumb, most personal injury claims in Colorado must be filed three years from the date of the injuries according to Colorado statute of limitations laws. If you have been injured in an accident, contact personal injury lawyer as soon as you are able to make sure the statute of limitations doesn’t run out on your claim.
What Types of Accident Injuries can Be Classified as Personal Injury
- Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident
- Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
- Injuries caused by work-related accidents
- Injuries caused by an animal attack
- Injuries caused by medical malpractice
- Injuries caused by faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)
Unlike the insurance company, an attorney is legally obligated to support the claimant’s best interests; therefore he or she will collect evidence to establish negligence and support your claim. An attorney will also be able to accurately determine injury to negligence ratio to identify exactly how much compensation should be pursued. By evaluating the circumstances surrounding the victim’s accident, the nature and severity of the injuries, estimating future medical costs, and establishing negligence an attorney will calculate how much the victim is due. Once this number is established, the attorney can present this number to the insurance company to begin negotiations for settlement.
Compensation Time Frame
Though there is no way to how long a claim will take, your attorney will not present the final settlement amount to the insurance company until he or she feels you have been thoroughly evaluated by a medical professional and all necessary evidence has been collected. The more solid your case, the better your chances of securing all the compensation you deserve.
Sources of Compensation for Personal Injury Claims
In most cases, your attorney will initially purse the insurance company responsible for the guilty party’s negligence. Depending on your case, this could be several different sources. For instance, if you were injured in a car accident in which the negligent driver was not insured, you attorney may pursue compensation from your insurance company under insured or uninsured policy, the negligent motorist’s insurance company, and PIP or a Personal Injury Protection plan.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to an accident, please contact the attorneys with Heuser & Heuser. Our attorneys work hard to pursue compensation for victims’ medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering experienced due to an accident.