Personal injury claims are civil legal actions brought by victims who have suffered injuries as a result of negligent or wrongful acts. Because unforeseen injuries can create a number of setbacks and challenges for victims and their loved ones, our civil justice system recognizes their need for holding at-fault parties accountable for negligence, and financially liable for the various losses victims suffer as a result.
One of the most important things to understand when you are exploring your right to file a personal injury claim and recover financial compensation for your damages is that every case is different. Because all accidents, injuries, and their impact on victims can vary in scope and severity, recoverable damages are dependent on the unique facts of a case. Generally, however, victims are eligible to recover their economic and non-economic damages, and in some cases may also recover punitive damages.
Although there are legal pathways for pursuing a recovery of these damages, they are never guaranteed, nor are they automatically fair, full, and immediately awarded to victims in need. That’s due to the fact that defendants (and the insurance providers who often represent them in personal injury cases) have the right to challenge any allegations made by victims they have allegedly harmed. In many cases, especially those involving insurance companies who represent policy holders, large corporations with financial interests in protecting their bottom line, and cases where awards for damages can be extensive, these defendants will aggressively fight to pay as little as possible, if anything at all.
Because victims have the burden of proving their injuries were more likely than not (the burden of proof in civil cases) caused by another’s negligent or wrongful conduct, and because insurance companies and corporations often prioritize profits over people, it becomes vital that victims seek the support and representation they need to level the playing field and fight for the compensation they deserve.
Our Denver personal injury Lawyers at Elkus & Sisson, PC have more than 15 years of experience fighting on behalf of injured victims during some of the most difficult times in their lives – particularly after they suffer preventable injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents, defective products, negligent property owners, and other situations involving negligence. Because we know our clients depend on compensation to make them whole and to cover their economic and non-economic damages, we fight to secure full and fair compensation in any way possible – whether that means diligent and insight-driven negotiations to reach out-of-court settlements, or litigating aggressively for favorable verdicts at trial. When you’ve suffered harm that could and should have been prevented, you can be confident about placing your trust in our caring, compassionate, and experienced team of personal injury lawyers.
To discuss a potential personal injury case and learn more about your right to compensation, contact us to request an initial consultation.