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Have You Suffered a Serious Injury?

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Dealing with any serious injury is devastating, but when your accident was caused by the careless actions of another person or entity, the aftermath can be even more difficult. Your injury could cost you thousands in medical bills and prevent you from working, leading to lost wages and no way to pay your bills.

If this has happened to you, the first thing to know is that you have rights. Navigating the legal process can be incredibly complicated, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers at Heuser & Heuser, LLP are here to help. We’ve been serving Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and the surrounding Southern Colorado communities for years and have successfully won thousands of cases for our clients. If you’ve been hurt, don’t wait to get the dedicated legal help you need and deserve.

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Getting Help Is Easy

Suffering a personal injury is never easy. That’s why we strive to make getting legal help as stress-free as possible. One call or click is all it takes for our attorneys to start reviewing your case today!

You Have Rights

Don’t let the financial burden of your accident fall upon your shoulders alone. If you were injured due to someone else’s carelessness, you have rights and our team is here to protect those rights.

We Know a Personal Injury Can Be Devastating

A personal injury can drastically change your life and devastate your finances. Just a few seconds in the wrong place at the wrong time can leave you in immense pain, unable to work, and forever traumatized. The recovery process alone is tough, but the financial burdens that often come along with it, like your medical bills and lost wages, can feel impossible to overcome.

At Heuser & Heuser, LLP, we know just how badly a personal injury can impact one’s life. That’s why we’re dedicated to fighting for the rights and fair compensation injured individuals need and deserve. We’re here to be an ally and guide you through every step of the legal process. Our compassionate Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers will focus on fighting for the money you’re owed, so you can focus on getting better.

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See What Our Clients Have to Say!

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Heuser and Heuser were amazing in helping with my personal injury claim. From the first day, my attorney, Doug, was caring and understanding, as well informative.

- Isaac James
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Doug Price did an amazing job working on my case. Car accident from 2017 resolved quickly and efficiently.

- Gary Hook
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I am very happy with my experience at Heuser. Mr. Price was more than wonderful. I was always informed and kept up with my case.

- Brenda Phillips
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We were treated well everything was taken care of. The staff was was helpful. We would higly recommend this firm.

- Don Julia Vigil
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Heuser and Heuser law firm, was excellent and helped me every step of the way, from the day of my accident, to the day I was issued a check.

- Chris Hudson
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Mr. Price and the H&H team were fantastic to work with! I was always kept in the loop in regards to my case, and had all of my questions answered quickly and professionally.

- Bekka Michaels

Do I Have a Case?

Personal injury cases can cover a large variety of different injuries, accidents, and circumstances, making it difficult for an individual to know if they have a case that’s worth pursuing before calling a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer. Let’s look at some of the circumstances your Heuser & Heuser injury lawyer will evaluate in your free case review to help you determine your best next steps.

Personal injury cases can include:

We’ve Helped Thousands of Injured People Get The Money They Deserve

$1,200,000

Truck Accident
Client was hit by a truck, sustaining ankle injuries, a broken pelvis, broken ribs, and a broken wrist. Client required surgery.

$550,000

Auto Accident
Client was involved in a roll over accident. Client sustained head, neck, and back injuries which required rehabilitative care, several surgeries, and extensive therapy.

$475,000

Auto Accident
Client was rearended and pushed into another vehicle. Client sustained a back injury and significant lost wages. Client required extensive therapy.

$402,000

Workers' Compensation
Client swerved to avoid an accident and hit a pick up in oncoming traffic. Client sustained neck injuries, shoulder injuries, and back injuries. Client required injections, physical therapy, and significant future lost wages.

$300,000

Workers' Compensation
Client was loading and reloading bags into a truck when a lower back injury was sustained. Client required surgery. physical therapy, and had significant future lost wages.

$230,000

Auto Accident
Client was hit while making a left turn. Client sustained broken ribs, teeth, and multiple fractures. Client required care in a rehabilitation facility.

$200,000

Workers' Compensation
Client was on the job when another vehicle struck the vehicle the client was driving. Client sustained neck, back, and leg injuries. Client required surgery, physical therapy, and medication for life.

$200,000

Workers' Compensation
Client jumped off a piece of heavy machinery and injured his lower back. As a result the work incident, client sustained disc protrusions which required injections and surgery.

$173,000

Auto Accident
Client was rearended. Client sustained neck and back injuries, as well as frequent headaches and dizziness. Client required physical therapy.

$138,000

Workers' Compensation
Client fell down some steps. Client sustained injuries to his head and back. Client required hospitalization and extensive therapy.

Have You Been Injured? Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need!

Getting the legal help you need has never been easier. Don’t leave your rights up to chance. The sooner you contact Heuser & Heuser, the sooner we can start working for you!

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Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1.5 million people will suffer a brain injury this year in the United States. This number is staggering, as brain injuries can have devastating effects on your life and the quality in which you live it.

Brain injuries may be caused by falls, car accidents, physical attacks, and sports. Along with the damage at the time of the injury, brain trauma can lead to secondary injuries that cause further damage to the brain. Symptoms of a brain injury vary but may include sleep disturbances, dizziness, impaired memory, nausea, depression, cognitive impairment, and low libido.

Unfortunately, distinguishing the effects of brain injury from other causes, such as medications or migraines, can be challenging. Some of the symptoms are less obvious, so convincing a jury of a direct connection between symptoms and injury can be difficult. The judge and jury didn’t know you before the injury, so they’re less likely to see how you’ve been impacted.

Your Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers at Heuser & Heuser, LLP can address these challenges by consulting doctors, specialists, and brain trauma experts to illustrate the damage that your traumatic brain injury caused. We will also bring in family and friends to testify how your life may have been impacted by the injury.

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Are You Within the Legal Timeframe to Seek Compensation?

Every state enforces what’s known as a statute of limitations on a personal injury lawsuit. This is a timeframe in which you have to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injury-related losses. In Colorado, the statute of limitations for general personal injury and wrongful death claims is usually two years from the date of injury. For motor vehicle accidents and related claims, the statute of limitations is usually three years from the date of the accident or the discovery of the injury.

It is important to know that there are exceptions to these time limits depending on the circumstances of your case. Your Heuser & Heuser injury lawyer can evaluate your situation and determine if you are still eligible to seek compensation. Call us today for a free case review to learn if you are within the legal timeframe to pursue a settlement for your injury-related losses. It’s just that easy!

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Despite being used interchangeably, back and spinal cord injuries are different. The spinal cord refers to a bundle of nerves that stretch down from the brain through the spine, which is different from the muscles and connective tissue in the back. Spinal cord injuries occur when the spine is damaged by direct trauma to the cord itself or to the bones and soft tissues that affect the spinal cord.

Spinal cord injuries can lead to many symptoms, such as weakness, sensory loss, paralysis, and pain, depending on the extent of the injury. Though spinal cord injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, car accidents are the most common cause, followed by falls, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.

Getting compensation for a spinal cord injury can be challenging. The long-term effects of a spinal cord injury can be difficult to detect because soft tissue needs to heal before doctors can determine which symptoms are permanent. Diagnosing and treating spinal cord injuries can involve several trips to specialists.

At Heuser & Heuser, LLP, we understand the unique challenges of seeking compensation for spinal cord injuries. We will consult doctors, therapists, and other experts to provide a comprehensive view of the damage from the injury, the treatment required, and the permanent effects on your life. Though no amount of money can make up for the impact a spinal cord injury has on your life, our Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers will seek compensation for your medical expenses and losses, so you can focus on moving forward.

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What Losses Can Be Recovered?

Most personal injury compensation is considered “compensatory,” which means it is designed to compensate you for what was lost as a result of the injury.

Here are some common losses we help individuals recover in personal injury lawsuits:

Personal injury settlements usually include the cost of medical care from the accident and future medical bills from lifelong conditions that were caused by the accident.

If the accident impacted your ability to work and collect a paycheck, whether now or in the future, you may be entitled to compensation for those lost wages.

In serious accidents, pain and suffering compensation may cover the physical pain and psychological impact of your accident and injury, such as anxiety, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

 

In Colorado, it’s important to remember contributory negligence may affect the amount of compensation you are able to seek. Contributory negligence refers to the responsibility you had in your accident, such as speeding in a vehicle when you were struck by a drunk driver. Our attorneys can help you determine the true value of your case and seek every penny to which you’re entitled.

How Can a Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

Personal injury cases can be stressful and confusing, so it’s best to get the help of a personal injury lawyer to ensure you seek every penny to which you’re entitled. Our injury attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve, compile evidence for your case, negotiate with the insurance adjusters and other attorneys, and so much more. Most importantly, you deserve to be able to take the time you need to rest and recover from your injuries. Our lawyers will take care of everything regarding your case so you can focus on getting well again.

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What Comes Next?

Contact us to have an in-person or online consultation about your case. You don’t even have to leave your couch!

Your attorney at Heuser & Heuser will compile the necessary documents, photos, witness statements, and more to build the strongest case possible for the compensation you deserve.

Your compensation amount will be negotiated on your behalf by your attorney. In these negotiations, we will be your fiercest allies, aggressively advocating for the amount you deserve.

While many cases are settled out of court, if the other side refuses to offer a fair amount, it may be best to bring your case before a jury to seek the full settlement you deserve. Although rare, if this happens, our team will prepare you and your case, guiding you through every step of the process and fiercely advocating for the compensation you deserve.

Once you have agreed to a settlement amount, our team will get your check to you as soon as absolutely possible so you can get back to the life you had before your accident.

Dealing With Insurance Companies After Your Accident

A lot happens in the aftermath of an accident. You’ll likely start receiving calls from the other party’s insurance company within a matter of days, and knowing how to deal with them is the key to getting the compensation you deserve.

No matter how understanding and generous they may seem at first, it’s important to remember that insurance companies are not your friend. They are first and foremost a business with one goal in mind: to save money; and they do this by finding any excuse possible to pay you as little as they can for your claim. Don’t let them take advantage of you in this difficult time. Instead, contact our experienced Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. We can handle all communication with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure you’re being treated fairly.

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Personal Injury FAQs

Every case will be different, so there is no universal answer to how much a case is worth. What matters most is properly being able to evaluate your unique situation and the impact your accident and injuries have had on your life. That’s where our personal injury attorneys at Heuser & Heuser can help. Contact us today for a free case review and we’ll help you determine the true value of your case.

There are two main kinds of damages you can claim in a personal injury case. The first is economic damages. These are your accident-related expenses such as your medical bills, lost wages, and anything else that’s easily quantifiable.

The second type of damages, known as non-economic damages, are harder to assign a dollar amount to. These include losses such as emotional distress and pain and suffering. Knowing everything you may be entitled to after suffering a personal injury can be more difficult than it seems. Our Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers can review your claim and help you demand everything you’re rightfully owed.

In the state of Colorado, personal injury cases are affected by the modified comparative negligence law. Under this law, if you were partially responsible for your accident, any compensation you may be entitled to can be reduced by the percentage at which you’re determined to be at fault.

For example, if you suffered $100,000 in damages but were determined to be 20% responsible for the cause of your accident, you’d likely only be able to seek $80,000 in compensation from the other party. Keep in mind, however, that if you’re more than 50% at fault for your accident, you won’t be able to recover any damages from the other party’s insurance company.

In Colorado, there is a two-year statute of limitations, or time limit, for most personal injury cases with the exception of auto accidents. In other words, you typically have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the other party involved in your accident.

However, there are some exceptions, depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. It’s always best to consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible after any accident that wasn’t your fault to ensure you don’t lose your right to compensation entirely.

A personal injury lawyer handles cases in which a person or party causes serious injury to another through an act of carelessness. This might include slip and fall accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice claims, and auto accidents. A personal injury claim does not have to result from deliberately malicious behavior, but rather usually results from a lazy or careless decision, such as distracted driving, failing to properly maintain a property, or ignoring safety regulations.

In a bodily injury claim, you can seek compensation for the expenses and financial losses you face as a result of your injuries. Most personal injury claims include:

  • Compensation for Your Medical Bills
    Severe injuries often result in countless medical bills for emergency treatment, ongoing treatment, physical therapy, and more. You have the right to include all of your accident-related medical expenses as part of your bodily injury claim.
  • Repayment for Lost Wages
    Losing your income after a serious accident-related injury can make the road to recovery that much more difficult. In some cases, you can claim repayment for your lost wages as part of a bodily injury claim.
  • Compensation for Pain and Suffering
    In some bodily injury cases, you can claim additional compensation for the physical pain and emotional trauma you were forced to endure. Contact our experienced Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers to learn more.

The average payout for a personal injury claim depends on the expenses you faced as a result of the event, as well as the severity of your injuries. In order to calculate the approximate value of your personal injury claim, our attorneys will ask these questions:

  • Who caused your accident?
    Many people and businesses carry insurance policies that offer protection to the parties they may injure due to their careless acts. For example, drivers usually carry auto insurance, and property owners may carry insurance on their homes and businesses. Those insurance policies often have clear limits related to how much they will pay for a personal injury claim.
  • What medical expenses did you have as a result of your injuries?
    Did you have to receive treatment in the emergency room? Did you need to receive surgery or spend a long time in the hospital due to your injuries? What about physical therapy or follow-up appointments with your doctor? The higher your medical bills, the more compensation you can usually claim for the injuries you suffered. Your medical bills will usually form the foundation of your personal injury claim. If you receive compensation for pain and suffering, it is typically based on a percentage of your medical expenses.
  • How much work did you miss due to your injuries?
    The more work you have missed, the more compensation you can claim. If you were able to return to work quickly following your accident, leading to less of a loss in your income, you may not need to claim as much compensation. Our personal injury attorneys can help you determine exactly how much to seek for your lost wages.

We are proud to protect the rights of our injured neighbors in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and surrounding areas. If you were injured in an accident anywhere in Colorado, we’re here for you.

There are no laws in Colorado that say you’re required to have a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer to fight for you. You are entirely allowed to represent yourself. In a perfect world, that would be enough.

Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect, and the other driver will have the insurance company and lawyers on their side who know how to use the law against you. Having a team like Heuser & Heuser, LLP, in your corner lets you fight back and gives you the best chance at getting full compensation for your injury. Get your free case review and let us fight for you. It’s just that easy!

A personal injury attorney can be the solution to guiding you through the complex waters of injury law in Colorado. We are a friend and an ally when you need one the most. Your Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer will be a compassionate ear to listen to your story. We will stand by your side and fight for your right to the compensation you deserve.

Your lawyer will help you avoid costly mistakes. We will take over communications with the insurance adjuster and fight for you so you can focus your fight on what matters: getting well again. Your injury lawyer may even be able to point you towards the compensation you didn’t know you could get.

Many people are concerned they can’t afford an injury attorney in Colorado. At Heuser & Heuser, our attorneys work on a contingency, which means your case review is entirely free.

When you work with Heuser & Heuser, you won’t owe us anything at all unless we win your case. If we win your case, our fees will be a percentage of the winning so you don’t have to worry about paying out of pocket to get the legal help you deserve. Give our Heuser & Heuser team a call today to get started with your free case review.

You are responsible for making sure your medical bills are paid after your injury in Colorado. While we fight for your case, you can work with your insurance company, the doctor, and the hospitals to arrange for affordable payments or temporary coverage.

If we win your case, your settlement should allow you to cover the rest. If you are worried about paying your medical bills, your Colorado injury attorney at Heuser & Heuser, LLP, can guide you with advice on taking care of things. We’ll fight for you on all fronts. It’s just that easy!

Colorado was a no-fault state up until 2003 when new laws were passed. Today, Colorado is an at-fault state. The difference is, before 2003, you would have been able to file an injury claim for your injuries with your own insurance company. They then would have taken the lead in the fight to get your bills paid by the defendant’s insurance company.

Today, however, you have to file a claim against the insurance company of the person who caused your accident. Your insurance company is no longer legally part of the process, though everyone’s policy may vary. This is why having the support of an experienced personal injury attorney is more vital than ever.

Negligence is the key factor in every Colorado personal injury case. Negligence means proving that someone else is at fault for your injury. To prove negligence, we have to establish three factors.

The first is that the other person had a duty of care towards you. In simple terms, we have to prove that they were responsible for providing a safe environment, they were expected to act responsibly, and that they violated this duty by acting against their responsibilities. This is called the “reasonable person” standard.

Next, we have to prove that their violating this duty of care led to the accident, even indirectly. The term for this is the “direct or proximate cause” of the accident. Finally, we need to establish that your injury occurred because of the accident.

Every personal injury case in Colorado is unique and different, so it’s impossible to state how long your case will take to resolve. In the best case, we issue a letter to the other person’s insurance company and they agree to our terms and pay up. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. Usually, we have to negotiate back and forth to agree to a settlement. This can take a long time, even months.

We ask for your patience, though we know that can be difficult. Your Heuser & Heuser personal injury attorney will fight for your rights and keep you updated every step of the way.

Negotiation in a Colorado injury case begins when we issue a letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company. This letter outlines your injuries, what they are worth in compensation, and why. The other side will then issue a response, usually picking apart our demand letter and explaining why they think your injuries shouldn’t be worth that much. They often issue a very low counteroffer.

From there, the process continues back and forth. In the end, the goal is to reach an agreement that satisfies everyone. Ideally, it’s just that easy! Sometimes, however, negotiations hit a wall and we may have to go to court. If we do have to go to court, which is very rare because it’s not in anyone’s best interests, your Heuser & Heuser lawyer will fight for you the entire time.

Talking to the insurance adjuster is rarely a good idea, and in Colorado, you are not required to talk to them no matter how persistent they become. They are not your friend, and their job is to get you to sign a lower settlement. Instead of signing their paperwork, giving in, or stressing out about saying the wrong thing when speaking to them, simply direct them to your Colorado injury attorney at Heuser & Heuser and let us handle it. It’s just that easy!