Louisville, CO Personal Injury Attorney
Unexpected accidents can change the lives of victims and their families forever. If you have been injured due to someone else’s reckless actions, helping you through this tough time and securing the compensation you deserve are our top priorities.
Contact Dolan + Zimmerman LLP today, online or by calling (303) 593-1874, to speak to our Louisville personal injury attorneys in a free consultation.
Why Choose Us?
- Our personal injury lawyers in Louisville offer personalized representation that addresses clients’ actual needs, enabling us to build comprehensive cases that seek maximum compensation.
- We truly care about each client we represent and limit the number of cases we take to ensure they are handled with the utmost level of care.
- Our firm practices transparency and open communication with every client.
Why You Need a Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer
An experienced Louisville personal injury lawyer will have a thorough understanding of how the court system works and the personal injury laws applicable to your case. They will know the amount of compensation you are entitled to and will not be intimidated by insurance adjusters or other injury attorneys. Insurers are known for using tactics to settle claims for less than they’re worth. Your attorney will protect your right to compensation and handle the following on your behalf:
- Communication with the at-fault party and their insurance companies.
- Investigate your accident and collect any evidence.
- Collect medical records and speak to your health care providers regarding waiting on payment for medical bills, as well as negotiating a lower payout before your case is resolved.
- Identify liable parties.
- Obtain any needed medical and financial expert opinions.
- Negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies.
- File any legal documents and take your case to court if necessary.
People are often reluctant to hire a personal injury lawyer over concerns of the cost. However, most personal injury lawyers who serve Louisville residents are willing to take cases on a contingency basis. A contingency fee agreement means there are no upfront costs, and you must only pay if you win.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
While any accident can lead to injury, we commonly fight for clients who have been harmed due to:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of personal injury in the U.S. There are approximately six million car accidents every year that cause three million injuries. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can help you recover compensation from the at-fault driver.
Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability law encompasses incidents occurring on either public or private property, that could be a government agency, school, retail store, apartment building, third-party contractor, another person’s home, etc. Property owners are required to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. If a property owner fails in their duty and you are injured as a result, they may be held liable for their actions or inactions that lead to your harm.
Dog Bite Injury
Colorado dog owners are responsible for taking actions that can prevent a dog bite or attack. If you have been bitten by a dog and require medical attention of any kind, such as stitches or antibiotics, or pain medication, you may be entitled to compensation.
Sexual and Physical Assault
Victims of sexual and physical assault crimes in Colorado are legally allowed to recover compensation in a personal injury case against the wrongdoer. Pursuing a civil lawsuit does not require a criminal conviction. The at-fault party can be found not guilty and still be successfully sued in civil court.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Personal Injury in Louisville?
Any individual or entity responsible for your personal injury can be liable. The first step to holding a party accountable is identifying who the at-fault parties are, which can be done when a personal injury lawyer launches an investigation into your accident.
All personal injury cases rely on the theory of negligence. Negligence is when a person’s failure to act, or carelessness, causes another harm. You and your attorney will need to present evidence that demonstrate the following four elements to prove negligence and hold another party liable:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care.
- The breach of care directly caused your injuries.
- You suffered actual or financial losses from these injuries.
One person or multiple parties may be held liable in your claim. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the at-fault party may be another driver, a property owner, a government agency, or even a medical professional.
What Damages Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
After filing a personal injury lawsuit, the amount of compensation you can obtain will vary depending on your injury severity and specific losses. Personal injury claims generally include damages for:
Medical Expenses: emergency care, surgery, hospitalizations, rehabilitation, in-home care, prescription medications, any other costs for medical care and future treatment. Lawyers may call on a medical expert to explain the extent of your injuries, the time you need to recover, and permanent disabilities.
- Lost Income: any lost wages from being unable to work. Your attorney may gather your pay stubs or tax records that explain how much compensation you were expected to make.
- Diminished Earning Capacity: also known as lost earning potential, speaks to the difference between what you can earn now and what you should have earned if you were not injured.
- Pain and Suffering: compensation for any pain, discomfort, or loss of motor control. In certain cases, the physical pain never stops or you cannot enjoy the lifestyle to which you were accustomed.
- Emotional Distress: the anxiety, depression, and other mental conditions brought on by the accident. Intensive counseling and significant lifestyle changes are often required to recover this type of compensation.
- Punitive Damages: if there is evidence of malice, oppression, or fraud. However, these damages are rarely awarded.
Contact a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you were severely harmed because of someone else’s negligence, our Louisville personal injury attorney will protect your rights and ensure you obtain fair-value compensation for your losses. To schedule a free case evaluation, call 303-593-1874 or message us online.