Personal Injury Attorneys Serving the Denver Metro Area & All of Colorado
If you have been seriously injured through no fault of your own, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There are many reasons to have a personal injury attorney at Burg Simpson handle your case:
- Results. We have represented 10,000+ clients in personal injury matters. Our firm has achieved more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.
- Reputation. Founded in 1976, Burg Simpson is an award-winning law firm recognized for the verdicts and settlements we obtain and the high standards of excellence we bring to every case.
- Resources. Our Denver office has more than 35 personal injury lawyers on staff. A dedicated team of legal assistants, paralegals, and other professionals support their efforts to change the lives of our clients for the better.
You have a limited time to file a claim after a serious injury or accident. For a FREE case evaluation, please call 303-792-5595 to speak with an experienced Denver personal injury lawyer at Burg Simpson.
Personal Injury Cases in Denver, Colorado
There are many different situations where injured individuals and their families may be entitled to compensation for a personal injury. Generally speaking, a personal injury claim may be brought when the negligence of another party (including an individual, a corporation, etc.) causes harm to someone else.
Injury attorneys at Burg Simpson handle a number of different personal injury cases. Some of the most common claims we handle for clients in Denver, Colorado, involve the following:
Catastrophic injuries are more serious and complex than the “average” injury sustained in an accident. Personal injury cases where the plaintiff suffers a catastrophic injury require knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation.
When you suffer a catastrophic injury, your life can change in an instant. At Burg Simpson, our personal injury lawyers strive to change our clients’ lives for the better.
A Colorado personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal and medical challenges associated with catastrophic injuries such as:
These and other serious injuries may occur in any number of different accidents for which someone can be held accountable. If you or a member of your family sustained a life-altering injury, you should speak with a lawyer at Burg Simpson about your case as soon as possible.
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Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents represent a significant portion of the personal injury cases we handle at Burg Simpson. We represent drivers, passengers (including ride-share accidents), and other individuals who suffered serious injury due to the carelessness of a motorist. This includes cases involving:
We also represent the victims of drunk driving. In Colorado, both the drunk driver and the establishment that sold the alcohol may be held liable for a motor vehicle accident.
Serious accidents and injuries can occur when property owners, managers, and occupiers fail to exercise sufficient care over the premises they control. Our injury lawyers can determine if you have a viable premises liability claim.
Common incidents on unsafe properties that give rise to personal injury claims include:
Defective products are a leading source of injury across the United States. Burg Simpson routinely handles product liability claims involving serious injuries to consumers.
Nursing Home Abuse
Personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson can hold caregivers and the facility accountable for injuries you or your loved one sustained as a result of nursing home negligence.
Oil and Gas Injuries
Petroleum is big business in Colorado. Unfortunately, many oil and gas companies fail to exercise the necessary caution during operations to prevent harm to workers and the communities in which oilfields and other facilities are located.
Burg Simpson isn’t shy about taking on the oil and gas industry. Our lawyers can help if you and your family have been affected by an oil and gas injury.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Colorado work construction. Construction accidents are far too common, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities.
In addition to workers’ compensation, those who have been injured or lost loved ones in construction accidents may also have one or more claims against negligent third parties. Burg Simpson can investigate, identify all of your legal options, and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
The right to compensation for personal injury survives even when victims succumb to their injuries. If your loved one died due to the negligence of another, attorneys at Burg Simpson can seek recovery of your losses through a wrongful death claim.
Colorado is home to more than 220 nursing homes. Abuse and neglect of nursing home residents is a persistent problem leading to countless instances of physical injuries, emotional trauma, preventable illnesses, and deaths.
What Is Your Colorado Personal Injury Case Worth?
During your free consultation, our personal injury lawyers will evaluate the costs you have incurred so far as a result of your injuries. Further in-depth investigation will provide our attorneys with a complete view of the damages in your case.
It is impossible to say how much a personal injury case is worth without knowing the details. Generally speaking, however, a Denver personal injury lawyer at Burg Simpson can pursue compensation for the following losses:
- All of your medical expenses to date
- The cost of future medical treatments, rehabilitation, etc.
- Lost wages
- Temporary or permanent loss of earning capacity
- Prescription medications, assistive devices, etc.
- The cost of travel for medical care and therapy
- Home and vehicle modifications
- Damage to your personal property
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
Multiple factors will affect how much your personal injury case is worth. This includes the severity of your injuries and how long the adverse effects are expected to last, as well as the proportion of fault held by each party.
How Is Liability Determined in a Colorado Personal Injury Case?
Colorado follows a comparative negligence standard in personal injury claims. According to Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-21-111:
“Contributory negligence shall not bar recovery in any action by any person or his legal representative to recover damages for negligence resulting in death or in injury to person or property, if such negligence was not as great as the negligence of the person against whom recovery is sought, but any damages allowed shall be diminished in proportion to the amount of negligence attributable to the person for whose injury, damage, or death recovery is made.”
In other words, plaintiffs can recover compensation for a personal injury even if they are partly at fault for the incident that led to the injury. Recovery is barred, however, if the plaintiff’s level of fault exceeds that of the defendant. If the negligence of the plaintiff is determined to be below the 50% threshold, damages are reduced according to the percentage of fault attributed to the plaintiff.
Proving Fault for a Personal Injury
To recover compensation for personal injury, you will need to prove that the negligence of one or more parties led to your injuries and damages. At Burg Simpson, we put the entire weight of our firm at the client’s disposal. This means you will have a full complement of personal injury lawyers, support staff, accident investigators, and more all working to maximize the compensation in your case.
Multiple forms of evidence can support your claim against the defendant(s), including:
- Photos of the accident scene
- Eyewitness statements
- Medical records
- Accident reports from the police and other investigating authorities
- Video footage of the accident scene
- Testimony from expert witnesses
- Proof of economic loss (such as communications with your employer, pay stubs and tax returns showing how much money you made before you were injured, etc.)
- Inspection reports and other documents
Burg Simpson will thoroughly and promptly investigate to ensure that as much of the evidence as possible is preserved. Our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and experience to build your case while you focus on recovery.
How Much Time Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Colorado?
The statute of limitations is the law that governs the length of time you have to take a particular legal action. In Colorado, the statute of limitations for personal injury varies depending on the cause of your injury. The relevant statutes are contained in Sections 13-80-101 and 13-80-102 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.).
- 3-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims arising from auto accidents
– C.R.S. § 13-80-101(1)(n)
- 2-year statute of limitations for general personal injury claims
– C.R.S. § 13-80-102(1)(a)
- 2-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims arising from defective products
– C.R.S. § 13-80-102(1)(b)
- 2-year statute of limitations for wrongful death
– C.R.S. § 13-80-102(1)(a)
You have no time to lose if you or someone you love was harmed due to the negligence of another. A Denver personal injury lawyer at Burg Simpson can review your case for free and ensure that all filing deadlines are met.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights
Virtually all personal injury claims in Colorado will involve at least one insurance company. Whether it is an insurer to which you pay premiums or the carrier for an at-fault party, the unfortunate reality is that no insurance company is on your side after an accident.
Depending on the circumstances, one or more of the following types of insurance may be involved in your case:
- Auto insurance
- Medical insurance
- Homeowners or renters insurance
- Life insurance
- Workers’ compensation insurance
- Disability insurance
- General liability insurance and commercial property insurance
- Business property and business liability insurance
Navigating insurance issues and multiple policies is extremely challenging. What’s more, most people are ill-equipped to handle an insurance dispute in the aftermath of a serious injury.
If you have been injured in Colorado, you need an attorney well-versed in both personal injury and insurance law. A Denver personal injury lawyer at Burg Simpson will serve as your steadfast advocate against the insurance companies.
The insurance companies prioritize the satisfaction of their shareholders, not the timely and fair payment of your claim. Our attorneys are expert negotiators who will seek to reach a favorable settlement on your behalf.
Most personal injury claims are resolved at this stage. Although it may be necessary to file a lawsuit, it is unlikely that your case will end up going to court.
However, if going to trial is what it takes to obtain the maximum compensation you and your family deserve, Burg Simpson will be ready to fight and win in the courtroom. Our attorneys are recognized and well-respected as trial lawyers, earning a number of awards and accolades for the results we achieve and the quality of service we provide to our clients.
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Whether you were injured in a car accident, suffered a fall on an unsafe property, sustained an injury due to a defective product, or were hurt in some other way through no fault of your own, you might have a personal injury case. A personal injury lawyer at our Denver office can review your case, identify the liable party or parties, and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Burg Simpson is nationally recognized for the results we achieve on behalf of personal injury clients. Although we have successfully represented tens of thousands of people, our firm is focused on the needs, goals, and interests of the individual client and achieving the best outcome possible for that person.
Burg Simpson has been fighting to protect our clients’ rights and getting results for over 45 years. With more than 25 personal injury lawyers in the Denver area, our team is able to provide qualified legal assistance to injury victims throughout Colorado.Call Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 today for a FREE consultation with a Denver personal injury lawyer.
Personal Injury FAQs
How Long Will My Personal Injury Claim Take?
Every personal injury claim is unique. The amount of time one takes may not necessarily reflect how long another will—even when they are dealing with similar issues. Having an experienced and client-focused legal team works to ensure you are kept informed during each step of the process.
Personal injury claims sometimes follow a fairly standard course. This includes investigations, witness interviews, and securing expert testimony. They also include making demands and entering into mediation to try and negotiate a fair settlement.
Most personal injury claims settle during negotiations, before they go to trial. Claims that take this path may be settled within a few months to a year, though some may take longer. During your initial consultation, we can help you determine the likely course for your claim to assist you in determining how long it might take.
It is rare for a case to be heard in front of a judge or jury; however, when negotiations stall or fail, a trial may become necessary. Personal injury claims that go to trial may take two years or more to reach their conclusion. This often depends on the court’s docket as much as the complexities of the case. The Denver personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson prepare every claim for the possibility of a trial to make sure our clients are strongly protected and represented under all circumstances.
How Are Personal Injury Lawyers Paid?
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. Under this agreement, clients only pay attorney fees if the claim is successful. Typically, the amount a client pays is based on a percentage of the total settlement or verdict. It is important to remember, however, that contingency agreements do not usually apply to court costs, filing fees, or costs unrelated to representation.
Before you choose a law firm, make sure you understand its contingency structure. During your initial consultation, ask several questions, including what the agreement covers, what percentage of your settlement the firm expects, and if there is interest charged on fees that have been suspended during the case. Knowing these things can help ensure you are making an informed decision and choosing a firm you believe will provide you with the representation you deserve.
Do All Injuries Qualify for Legal Action?
When the negligence of someone else causes an accident and you sustain an injury that requires medical treatment, interferes with your ability to provide for yourself and your family, and poses lasting or long-term consequences, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. During your free consultation, we will carefully review your claim, provide information about your options, and help you determine if filing suit is the right decision for you.
It is important to remember that even seemingly minor injuries can have lasting and profound consequences. For example, the common injury whiplash may seem like little more than a minor inconvenience at first, but in the long term, this soft tissue injury may result in chronic headaches, cervical disc degeneration, facet joint arthritis, and more. When seeking compensation for any injury, its possible complications must be taken into account.
Our lawyers have a solid record of building strong cases and securing fair compensation for victims of life-altering injuries.
What Kind of Evidence Will I Need to Provide?
A variety of evidence can be used in a personal injury claim. This evidence is crucial in proving that another party is responsible for your injury and should, as such, be held liable for the damages they have caused.
The type of evidence needed depends on the specific circumstances of the case, but may include:
- Medical Records and Bills. Medical records and bills provide evidence of the injury, the extent of damage, and the medical treatment required to make the fullest recovery possible.
- Eyewitness Testimony. Eyewitness testimony can be incredibly useful in helping to establish the cause of the injury and the negligence of the other party.
- Expert Testimony. Expert testimony is used to strengthen a claim, establish authority, and reaffirm the negligence of the other party. Experts may include medical professionals, accident reconstructionists, forensic analysts, case experts, and more.
- Photographs and Videos. Photographs and videos of the accident provide visual evidence of the injuries sustained, the scene of the accident, and similarly relevant details.
- Police and Emergency Personnel Reports. Police and emergency personnel reports can be useful in cases involving motor vehicle accidents or other incidents where law enforcement, EMTs, firefighters, and other first responders were involved.
- Employment Records. Employment records provide evidence of lost wages, impacts on retirement plans, and expected long-term financial consequences of your injury.
Gathering evidence to support a personal injury claim, hiring expert witnesses, and combing over evidence is a daunting task. You do not have to do these things alone. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
What Happens If I Accept an Insurance Settlement?
Generally speaking, you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit if you have accepted an offer from insurance; however, fraud, coercion, or threats from an insurance company or the defendant may qualify you for legal action even if you have taken a settlement.
The lawyers at Burg Simpson know how insurance companies work. We are familiar with the tricks and tactics they commonly use to minimize or deny the claims of people who have been seriously injured. Before you accept an offer from insurance, talk to one of our attorneys for free. We will assess your claim, discuss its potential as a lawsuit, and help you choose if taking a settlement or pursuing more significant compensation makes more sense in your case.
What Is the Likelihood of Winning My Claim?
Part of the purpose behind a free consultation is to gauge the potential success of a claim. When a claim is taken by a personal injury lawyer, its likelihood of success is higher, but there is never a guarantee.
Many personal injury claims settle before trial. These typically result in compensation and can, therefore, be considered wins; however, cases that are contentious and end up going to trial may not enjoy the same level of success.
Choosing a firm with proven trial lawyers is key in achieving the best outcome in a personal injury suit. Several of the attorneys at Burg Simpson have been recognized by organizations including National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers for their success in the courtroom. Our firm, which has received awards and accolades from the likes of Legal 500 and U.S. News & World Report, is known for its high rate of success in litigating even the most complex cases. If you are dealing with the consequences of a serious injury, we encourage you to reach out today to discuss your claim and learn more about your options.