McCormick & Murphy, P.C.

1547 Gaylord Street, Suite 303
Denver, CO 80206

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At McCormick & Murphy, we advocate for the rights of injury victims throughout the Denver-metro area. If you’re here because you are considering speaking with a personal injury attorney about a potential case, we encourage you to contact us now for a free case review. This case review obligates you to nothing, and is the best way to truly understand what you legal options are following an accident in Denver.

Personal Injury FAQ

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If you believe that another person or a company is responsible for your injury or accident, you may file a lawsuit to determine whether that person or company is legally responsible, or “liable,” for it. In a personal injury case, liability often rests on whether a person or company was careless, or “negligent.”

A personal injury lawsuit is typically based in tort law. A “tort” is a civil wrong that courts recognize as grounds for a lawsuit. There are several specific torts, including assault, battery, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, trespass, and defamation. While some torts are also crimes that are punishable by imprisonment, the primary goals of tort law are to provide victims relief for the damages incurred and to deter other people from committing the same harms.

Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In a personal injury lawsuit, an injured person (or “plaintiff”) may sue for monetary damages or an injunction to prevent the responsible party for continuing the tortious conduct, or both. Among the types of damages that a plaintiff may recover are:

Who is Liable for Your Injuries?

Many accidents occur because a person or company was negligent. Under the law, if a person or company does not exercise the same amount of care that another person or company would under the same or similar circumstances, they may be liable for the harm that results from their conduct.

In many accidents, there may be more than one party at fault for your injuries. For example, if there are three drivers that cause a car accident at a major intersection, the law in most states provides that any one of the three careless drivers is responsible for fully compensating you for your injuries. In this case, the three drivers would be required to decide amongst themselves who must pay for the plaintiff’s damages and whether the one or more drivers should reimburse the other(s).

Accidents and Personal Injury Lawsuits

There are many types of accidents that may form the basis for a personal injury lawsuit, including:

Featured Review

Once again, thank you and your staff for an excellent recovery on my case of $200,000, and thank you for getting the liens down so low that I got a fair amount of the settlement. I really appreciate all you have done for me.

Reviewing: Personal Injury Legal Services
Date published: 2012-07-30
Rating: ★★★★★5 / 5 stars

Disclaimer: Information provided on this site is NOT formal legal advice. It is generic legal information. Under no circumstances should the information on this site be relied upon when deciding the proper course of a legal action. Always get a formal case evaluation from a licensed attorney if you think you might have a personal injury lawsuit.