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When you have been injured in an accident you need to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Medical costs and other financial responsibilities can quickly pile up, especially if your injuries have caused you to miss work and lose wages. Fortunately, there is no need for you to face this legal battle alone.
Elkus & Sisson, P.C. will provide you with competent representation that you need to obtain the full amount of compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other available forms of relief.
When Do I Need To File a Personal Injury Claim?
Many people don’t even realize they are entitled to receive compensation for an injury. If you think you may be able to file a valid claim then you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
There is statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Colorado. The exact amount of time that is allowed to elapse depends on the exact type of claim you will be making. In general you have between 2-3 years to file a claim.
Benefits of Filing a Personal Injury Claim
The primary benefit of hiring an injury attorney like Elkus & Sisson P.C. is that you will likely collect more money to help you deal with your injuries.
First, you need to understand that the insurance company will make you an offer quickly before you have time to consult with an injury attorney. The offer will most likely be a low offer in hopes of enticing you to accept it.
If you hire an injury attorney then we can fight for the actual amount you are entitled to by law. This amount is usually much higher than the initial amount offered from the at fault party's insurance company.
Personal Injury Law in Colorado
In Colorado a victim is awarded compensation based on how at fault they were. As long as the victim is not 50% at fault they can receive compensation. For example, in a claim amount of $100,000 the victim will be awarded $100,000 if they were 0% at fault. If they found to be 20% at fault they are awarded $80,000.
Have You Been Injured In Any Of The Following Types Of Accidents?
Our personal injury law firm has over 15 years of experience fighting for injuries from a wide range of accidents. Our attorneys are experienced and skilled in all of the types of personal injury cases listed below.
Motor Vehicle & Car Accidents
Last year in the state of Colorado there were over 25,000 automobile accidents that resulted in injuries. In Denver alone there were 4,000 that resulted in injuries. If you have been involved in a car accident you need to document the accident and consult with an attorney. Find out what steps to take when you have been in a car accident.
Bus accidents can include public transportation such as RTD, school buses, or even private bus companies. Bus accidents tend to involve very serious injuries because of the size and amount of people involved.
The cause of bus accidents can include poorly maintained vehicles, traffic violations, bus driver negligence, and even pedestrians struck by the bus.
Find out more about how we can help you if you have suffered an injury due to a bus accident.
Construction sites can be dangerous environments that lead to serious injuries. Long term injuries, pain, and even death can be a result of negligence at a construction site. Improper training, poor machinery maintenance, recklessness, and failure to provide sufficient warnings of hazards can all be factors that help build a case for negligence on the job site. Find out more information on personal injury cases for construction workers.
Injuries from Drugs and Medical Devices
Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to adequately test their products and ensure they are safe for public consumption, but all too often these companies rush this process or fail to adequately warn consumers of the risks. The result can be injuries and illnesses that are long term and do not allow the victims to return to work.
Elkus & Sisson specializes in injuries caused by transvaginal pelvic mesh surgery. Injuries caused by transvaginal pelvic mesh surgery can have life-long consequences. Get more information about injuries from drugs and medical devices.
Someone involved in a motorcycle accident can be extremely vulnerable. It is vital that you get representation from an attorney experienced in motorcycle accidents. These accidents tend to be more extreme that car accidents and can lead to long term injuries and loss of wages. Our team of experienced lawyers can get the compensation you need so you can focus on a full recovery.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Victims of bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents typically can seek damages from both the insurance company of the driver and their own medical insurance company. Find out more information about our legal services for someone injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident.
Did you know that a property owner is legally obligated to ensure that their property is safe for visitors, especially when the public will be using that property?
This is a very specific type of personal injury case the requires an experienced personal injury lawyer. Business owners, lessors of property, construction companies, and owners of private residences can all be held liable in a premises liability case.
We have extensive experience with the following types of cases:
- Slip and fall/trip and fall incidents
- Poor maintenance
- Swimming pool and hot tub issues
- Security concerns
- Private residences
Find more information on our premises liability legal services.
If you have been injured as a result of a defective product you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer. Many people do not realize this. The compensation can help you recover by helping to pay for lost wages, medical bills, and other costs related to your injury.
Common examples of a product liability case include faulty seatbelts, defective airbags, poor car design, defective childrens toys and furniture, just to name a few. For more information view our product liability legal services.
Find out what steps to take and what you should do if you have been injured in an accident involving a truck. These accidents tend to be more serious, especially for the victims of the smaller automobile.
Any employee who is injured in the workplace or while carrying out duties related to his or her job is entitled to workers compensation. However, in many instances, a workers’ compensation claim is denied even when it is justified.
Here are some important recommendations when you have been injured at work. The most important thing to do is hire an attorney that is experienced with the workers’ compensation laws in Colorado.
Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death
Serious / catastrophic injuries or even wrongful death can result in severe physical, emotional, and financial strains on the victim and the victim’s family. Types of injuries in this category may include (but not limited to):
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death
Because these injuries can have life-long effects on the victim and their family it is critical to hire a law firm with the experience and skill to get you the compensation you need. Find out more about our legal services for someone who has suffered a serious injury.
More Types of Personal Injury Cases
While the categories above cover most of the types of personal injury cases, there are many more types of personal injury cases we are equipped to handle including:
- Nursing home abuse
- Ski accidents
- Uninsured motor vehicle accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Birth injuries
- Aviation accidents
Our In-Depth Knowledge Of Injuries Caused By Negligence
Elkus & Sisson, P.C. has always been on the side of the injured. We know how difficult it is to focus on your recovery while dealing with your case at the same time. When you have our representation, rest assured that we take the legal burden off your shoulder.
Our attorneys have high-level negotiation skills in and out of court. We are not intimidated by big insurance companies or large corporations, which means that we don’t settle for anything less than you deserve. As a client of our firm, we are here to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation that you are owed.