Representing Victims of Serious Injuries in Colorado Springs

If you are here because you have recently suffered a serious personal injury in Colorado Springs, let us first express our deepest condolences. With over 50 years of combined legal experience in the personal injury field, we are fully aware of just how difficult this time can be for you or your affected loved ones.
At McCormick & Murphy our responsibility is to help guide our personal injury clients through their most difficult time, and ensure that they are able to get their life back on track by fighting for fair and just compensation.

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I was rear-ended in Colorado Springs back in 2009. I hired McCormick and Murphy and they filed a lawsuit on my behalf. Eventually the insurance company settled my case for $65,000.00. I thought McCormick and Murphy did a great job for me, and I was very pleased with them.

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Date published: 06/09/2014
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Personal Injury FAQ

We know you have numerous questions running through your mind; about your insurance coverage, your ability to get back to work, the possibility of being compensated for lost income, property, or even mental distress. Below, we have done our best to address some of the most important questions to ask in the time following a personal injury.

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Personal Injury Info

Personal injury, in legal terms, refers to an injury to the body, mind, or emotions, as opposed to injury or damage to property. In the standard personal injury claim, the injured person or, the plaintiff, will file suit against the negligent party, whose negligence caused the accident which caused the injury. Damages in personal injury cases include, but are not limited to, emotional distress and physical injury.

Colorado Statute of Limitations (SOL)

It is important to understand what kind of claim you have so that you can be sure to avoid losing the ability to bring about said claim once the statute of limitations expire. The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time you have to file suit. This is one of the reasons why it is important to consult an attorney as soon as you are able following your accident.

In Colorado, the SOLs for some of the most common forms of lawsuits are as follows:

Proving Liability in Personal Injury Cases

In Colorado, the burden of proof in personal injury cases falls on the shoulders of the victim. It is important to understand that with most personal injury cases, the goal of the insurance companies who represent the negligent parties is to settle for the smallest possible amount. In order to accomplish this goal, beware of the following tactics:

  1. Hassling you for statements regarding the accident. Remember that it is in your best interest to withhold from commenting on your accident until you have consulted an attorney.
  2. Attempting to have you settle quickly. The faster the insurance companies can settle your claim, the less they are likely to pay out. This is because the true costs of any given personal injury case may not become clear until months after the accident. This is another good reason to consult an attorney as soon as you are able.
  3. Asking misleading or manipulative questions. Because they want to settle for less, it is in the best interest of the insurance company to frame questions in a manner which weakens your case.

It is the job of your personal injury attorney to prove that the negligence of another is what caused your injury, and that those injuries require compensation from the responsible party. This is why it is critical that your attorney has a reputation for taking cases to trial to secure the full value of your case.

A lawyer who is satisfied with simply settling, is one who will normally leave money on the table; money you need to get your life back.

Common Personal Injury Accidents

While we call these accidents, there is typically negligence on behalf of one or more responsible parties that is at least partially responsible for the accident, and the consequent injuries. The job of a personal injury attorney is to prove this liability, thus ensuring that the injured person receives the compensation they deserve.

Some of the most common types of accidents, which result in personal injury, include:

  • Car Crashes

    Automobile crashes are one of the most common types of incidents that cause personal injuries. These crashes are rarely "accidents". More often then not, they are the result of negligence.
  • Wrongful Death

    The loss of a loved one is the most devastating experience imaginable. When that loss could have been avoided if not for the negligent actions of another, the survivors have the right to pursue compensation.
  • Vehicle vs. Cyclists Collisions

    When bicycle accidents are caused by the negligence of another party, victims are entitled to recover significant compensation under Colorado law. It is critical, therefore, for anyone who has been hurt in a bicycle crash to have their case reviewed by an experienced lawyer.

Our Attorneys

James “Jay” Murphy, Esq. has been a licensed attorney since 1989. Originally from northern California, Mr. Murphy worked as a law clerk for the Colorado Court of Appeals in Denver, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1990. He has practiced personal injury law since 1990. Between 1990 and 1995, Mr. Murphy worked as a litigation defense attorney representing individuals, insurance companies and large corporations. – Read more

Kirk McCormick, Esq. began his legal career as a prosecutor in Des Moines, Iowa, following his graduation from Drake University Law School. After moving to Colorado Springs in 1986, Mr. McCormick handled multi-million dollar commercial lawsuits for Colorado Interstate Gas Company, and later became a partner in the largest law firm in the state that focused its practice on representing insurance companies. - Read more


Client Endorsements

  • When I hired McCormick & Murphy, they immediately took action, and fought to get my medical bills paid, and to recover fair compensation for the injuries I had suffered. When the fight was over, McCormick & Murphy had recovered 10 times more than the insurance company had offered to pay me for my injuries. I highly recommend McCormick & Murphy
    Review by: TedLocated: Colorado Springs
  • I hired McCormick & Murphy to fight for my rights, and after years of fighting with my insurance company, McCormick & Murphy took my case to trial, and a jury awarded over $400,000.00 to me for the way my insurance company had treated me. I highly recommend the law firm of McCormick & Murphy.
    Review by: TammyLocated: Colorado Springs