Denver Personal Injury Lawyer
If the actins of another party caused you to suffer injuries, you deserve to be compensated for your damages.
Injury accidents can be devastating, leaving you with catastrophic injuries. In addition to the pain and suffering you must endure, your injuries could prevent you from going back to work. Victims are often left with no way to pay for their medical treatment or living expenses.
The fear and uncertainty you’re facing is understandable but someone must be held accountable. A Denver personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of John D. Halepaska can help. We will fight to protect your legal rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve for your medical treatment, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At the Law Offices of John D. Halepaska, we handle all types of Colorado personal injury cases. Some of the most common types of cases we handle for our clients include:
- Car accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- DUI accidents,
- Brain injuries,
- Trucking injuries,
- Oil field accidents, and
- Defective products.
You can sustain serious or life-threatening injuries in a variety of ways – not all of them accidents. No matter what or who caused your injuries, the at-fault party may be liable for your physical, emotional and economic damages.
Our personal injury lawyers help clients get the justice they deserve. We fight tirelessly to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.
How We Calculate the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim
The value of your case will depend on the type of injuries you suffered and how they will affect your future. Based on the facts and details of your claim, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Emergency transport,
- Emergency treatment,
- Surgery costs and hospital bills,
- Imaging and medical testing,
- Prescription drugs,
- Assistive devices,
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation,
- Lost income and benefits,
- Pain and suffering, and
- Emotional trauma.
If you cannot return to work, or if your injuries prevent you from performing your regular job duties, your claim value could increase to include future lost income and compensation for diminished earning capacity. If you require future medical treatment or care, you may also have the right to recover compensation for your future medical care costs. You could also be entitled to compensation for diminished quality of life as well as for any permanent scarring, disfigurement or disability you sustained.
How a Denver Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
Although you are not required by law to have an attorney, an experienced personal injury lawyer can provide significant benefit.
When you chose the Law Offices of John D. Halepaska to assist you, you will have the benefit of our in-depth knowledge and extensive experience. We have a long track record of getting results for our clients and recovered many millions of dollars on their behalf.
We take a highly personalized approach, providing you with legal representation that is tailored to your individual needs. We limit the number of cases we take, allowing us to give you the time and attention you deserve. We believe that no client should ever be left wondering what’s going on with their claim. For that reason, we take a highly proactive approach to communication. We are there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions and update you on the status of your case.
We are known in the industry for our fighting spirit and we work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you. We aren’t afraid to take on the big insurance companies or to fight for you in court, if necessary. Take a moment to review our customer testimonials and you will see just how dedicated we are to getting justice and fair compensation for our clients.
Talk to a Denver Personal Injury Lawyer Today at No Cost
Time is of the essence if you have sustained injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault. The Colorado statute of limitations provides only a short time in which you must take legal action. If you don’t act within the specified period, you could lose your legal right to recover compensation.
Before you provide a statement to the insurance company or agree to accept any settlement offer, take advantage of our no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We will answer your questions, explain your options and help you get started with the legal process.
Call us today at 303-228-7179 or contact us online now to speak to one of our experienced Denver personal injury lawyers.
Have I got a case?
Let’s talk about it. Telephone our office to speak to a personal injury specialist.
How much will it cost me to bring a personal injury claim?
In most cases you will pay nothing at all whether your case is successful or not.
Is there a time limit?
Yes. Three years for auto accidents in most cases and two years for all other personal injury cases, but there can be exceptions. Now is the best time to act.
In most cases? What are the exceptions?
In high risk or complex cases we may agree with you from the outset that a success fee of up to 25% may be charged. This will not be payable if your claim is unsuccessful.
Will I have to go to court?
Probably not. Most cases settle. We often need to issue court proceeding to move matters along but it is rare for a case to go all the way to trial.
What Is the Average Personal Injury Settlement Amount in Denver?
Injury accidents can occur in every conceivable way, from motor vehicle crashes to slip and fall accidents. The types of injuries that victims suffer can also vary significantly.
If you suffer a few scratches and bruises in a fender bender, your settlement value will likely be significantly smaller than someone who sustains severe burns in an oilfield explosion. For this reason, it is virtually impossible to estimate any type of average personal injury claim value.
Talking to a personal injury attorney is the best way to determine what the value of your case might be
Are Online Personal Injury Settlement Calculators Accurate?
Without knowing the facts and details about your case, not even an experienced personal injury attorney could accurately estimate what your claim might be worth. So, as you can imagine, online lawsuit settlement calculators cannot provide you with accurate information.
Often, these calculators are intended to be a way to collect your personal information, so attorneys can contact you. It’s always a good idea to speak directly to an attorney in your local area to get a more accurate estimate of your claim’s potential value.
Who Is Responsible for Paying My Personal Injury Claim?
Whoever was responsible for your injuries has liability for your damages, as long as the party (or parties) acted wrongfully or negligently. In most cases, however, the at-fault party will have insurance coverage for their actions.
In a motor vehicle accident, for example, the at-fault party’s car insurance will cover your settlement. In a premises liability claim, the at-fault party’s homeowner or business premises insurer will be responsible. Negotiating with the insurance company can be challenging to undertake on your own, as the insurer and their attorneys might take advantage of your inexperience with the law. Having an experience personal injury attorney can make the process more productive.
In some cases, if the at-fault party didn’t have insurance, it is possible to recover compensation by filing a lawsuit. How much you can recover will depend on the at-fault party’s assets. Your attorney can advise you on the right approach for you, depending on the details of your case.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement for Personal Injury?
At Halepaska Law, we are committed to resolving your case and getting you a settlement check as quickly as possible. Insurance companies often attempt to draw the process out, hoping you that desperation influences victims to accept an undervalued settlement.
Ultimately, the decision on when (or if) to settle is up to you. Your attorney will advise you as to whether an offer is fair, based on the damages you suffered. The more serious your injuries are, the longer the process typically takes. And, if it ultimately becomes necessary to file a lawsuit, this will extend the process even further. For these reasons, we always endeavor to reach a reasonable settlement with the insurance company whenever possible.
How Will Colorado’s Comparative Negligence Law Affect My Claim?
When you sustain an injury due to an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you can pursue a claim for personal injury to get the compensation you deserve. In Colorado, however, personal injury claims can be affected by the state’s comparative negligence law.
Contributory negligence by the claimant or the injured person diminishes the amount of compensation for damages he or she can collect after the claim. For instance, a motorcyclist who was speeding at the time he was hit and injured by a drunk driver may have his compensation reduced in proportion to his share of the fault.
Colorado is also one of the twelve states that recognize the 50 percent bar rule. This rule says that if two parties involved in an accident are both and equally negligent, none of them must be compensated. Sometimes, insurance companies use this contributory negligence to assert that the claimant bears some or most of the fault, and refuse to pay the claimant appropriately.
Let Us Represent You on Your Case
The Law Offices of John D. Halepaska have provided aggressive and effective legal representation for Colorado residents in cases involving personal injuries. For decades, Mr. Halepaska has litigated cases involving: motor vehicle accident cases such as motorcycle and car accidents; accidents involving a pedestrian; defective and/or dangerous products; injuries sustained while at work or on the job; the abuse or neglect of residents in nursing homes; slip-and-fall accidents that occur on government or a third party’s property; civil rights matters; and cases involving persons who are disabled and who may qualify for Social Security Disability income.
Let us be your advocate and assist you through the complicated process of your personal injury claim. With Mr. Halepaska’s decades of experience, we will argue effectively on your behalf regardless of whatever tactics and legal maneuvers the insurance companies can use to deny or diminish your claim.
Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.