Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers: Your Legal Resource
By John Clark
If you've recently suffered a personal injury, you are probably searching for ways to recover and get your life back on track. A Colorado personal injury lawyer may be able to help, no matter how unique your situation might be.
No matter what type of injury you've suffered, you may be able to pursue compensation. Fill out our free case evaluation form, or call us toll-free at 877-288-7564, and we will put you in touch with a Colorado personal injury attorney near you.
Colorado Comparative and Contributory Negligence
Comparative negligence allows an injury victim to seek compensation for any part of his or her injury that wasn't their fault. For example, if you are involved in a car accident and you are partially at fault for that accident, you can still seek damages from the other parties who were also at fault for your injuries based on their percentage of fault.
Contributory negligence is a defense that can prevent victims from collecting any compensation for an accident for which they are in any way to blame. "Pure contributory negligence" does still exist in some states - meaning that if a victim is found in any way at fault for his or her personal injury, the victim cannot collect any compensation from other parties for the injury.
This defense has been modified in many states so that a victim who is less than 50% at fault for his or her accident can still seek compensation for injuries.
"Pure comparative negligence" is kind of the opposite of pure contributory negligence - it allows a victim of injury who may have been mostly responsible for the accident to collect damages from the parties that were less at fault for the injury. "Modified comparative negligence," however, allows a victim to recover only if their fault level is below a certain percentage.
Laws about comparative and contributory negligence vary widely state by state. It's important to know how these laws can affect your injury lawsuit.
Colorado Negligence Laws
If you are involved in an accident in the state of Colorado, accident victims can seek damages under modified comparative negligence statutes for an accident in which they are no more than 50% at fault.
Certain additional statutes may apply to comparative negligence in the state of Colorado - so the way it affects your case may vary.
An Attorney Can Help Deal with Insurance Companies
There's no reason to risk your financial and medical future in a business game. The reason we're warning you is because your insurance company may be a risk to your case. Insurance companies often put their own profit margin above the importance of your own well-being.
Insurance companies may train their representatives to act very warm and friendly towards you. These representatives may then try to lull you into a false sense of security in the hopes that you'll listen to their "advice" and inadvertently either minimize or completely deny your claim. Do not fall victim to these seedy business tactics.
You've already been victimized enough, having been put in this situation to begin with. Force insurance representatives to speak with you through a Colorado personal injury lawyer. Your future is too important to take chances.
Speak with a Colorado Injury Lawyer
The justice system was founded on the principle of helping normal citizens like you demand fairness. Speak with a Colorado personal injury lawyer to help guide you through the legal process and earn the compensation you deserve. Now is the time, so get in touch with us today to get started on your case.