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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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:
- Personal Injury involving a motor vehicle – 3 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-101(1)(n)
- Personal Injury – 2 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)(i)
- Product Liability – 2 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)(b)
- Property Damage involving a motor vehicle – 3 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-101(1)(n)
- Property Damage – 2 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)(i)
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.