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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.
Personal Injury Claims in Colorado
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
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.
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.