Lakewood Personal Injury Lawyer

The Lakewood personal injury lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys represent those injured by the careless actions of others. Call 720.826.4399 for a free case review of your personal injury claim.

After an accident and injury, you may not know how to best protect your legal rights, get the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve. The medical bills and lost wages due to the accident may be piling up. If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, that party may be financially responsible for your losses.

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    Why Trust Front Range Injury Attorneys?

    At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our Lakewood personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.

    No Fee Unless You Win

    Our law firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you don't pay us until we recover on your case.

    Expertise with personal injury claims

    Our Lakewood personal injury lawyers understand your injuries and how to tell your story to the insurance company or a jury.

    Communication is important to us

    We maintain communication with you through your case. We want you to know what's going on with your case and the work we're doing for you.

    What does a Lakewood personal injury lawyer do?

    Personal injury cases can appear simple on the surface but can become incredibly complex in the blink of an eye. It is important for your attorney to conduct a full investigation of the accident to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Your injury attorney is responsible for:

    • Gathering evidence to determine liability, such as photos, videos, traffic accident reports, eyewitness accounts and more
    • Communicating with all parties and insurance companies involved
    • Negotiating fair settlement for the value of your case
    • Taking your case to trial in a personal injury lawsuit

    If you believe you were injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Lakewood personal injury lawyer to learn more about how we can help. We offer free consultations with a lawyer where you can get honest legal advice about your case. Our lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys can take care of complicated legal tasks while you focus on your recovery.

    How do these injuries happen?

    When somebody is injured due to recklessness or negligence of another, they have legal options to recover compensation. Personal injury cases can arise under several unfortunate circumstances. At Front Range Injury Attorneys, we help clients with many personal injury cases including:

    These accidents can lead to injuries with significant pain and suffering for victims. Injury victims often face significant recovery time, medical bills, lost wages and other harm. As a victim you face an uphill battle to get back to your life, but in many cases your family suffers consequences as well.

    Types of personal injury claims in Lakewood, Colorado

    There are several types of injury claims under Colorado law to pursue claims for liability to pay compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. At Front Range Injury Attorneys, we represent clients in different types of insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits, including:

    • Motor vehicle accidents: Colorado is a fault or tort state, which gives you the right to file a liability suit against a negligent driver for damages in an automobile collision.
    • Product liability: If a product contained a dangerous defect that caused injuries, the manufacturer, distributor and retailer may be liable for injuries.
    • Premises liability: Colorado property owners have a duty to maintain and care for their premises. Failure to act within their legal duties can cause injuries and lead to liability for the owner.
    • Medical malpractice: Medical malpractice is the failure of medical professionals to use the standard of care for their profession that results in injury or death.
    • Wrongful death: If negligent or intentional harm leads to loss of life, the victim’s surviving family can pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.

    The type of claim or claims you can pursue for damages will determine the legal elements and factual evidence required to hold the defendant liable. Our Lakewood injury attorneys will carefully evaluate your case throughout representation to make sure we pursue the best claims for your case and present the strongest case for compensation.

    Proving negligence in a personal injury case under Colorado law

    Most personal injury cases are based on the legal doctrine of negligence. This legal theory means the negligent party failed to act reasonably in the face of a duty of care to another person. In negligence claims, such as car accidents or slip and fall accidents, your attorney must prove each element of a negligence claim. The burden of proof in negligence claims is generally the preponderance of evidence. Preponderance is a term that means the evidence proves the claim is more likely true than not.

    The elements of negligence include:

    • Duty of care: Duty of care is an obligation to use reasonable care or act as a prudent person would under similar circumstances.
    • Breach of duty of care: An action or failure to act falls short of the accepted duty of care under the circumstances. 
    • Causation: The breach of duty must be a direct or significant cause of your accident and injury. Your lawyer must prove that the injuries would not have occurred but for the accident.
    • Damages: Legally compensable losses due to negligence must exist before a defendant must pay for those losses. If you suffer a physical injury but experience no compensable losses, your ability to recover money will be severely limited or nonexistent.

    Proving negligence requires evidence of each element. Our Lakewood personal injury attorneys can investigate and preserve evidence of your accident. Depending on the circumstances, we may revisit and document the accident scene, interview eyewitnesses, obtain police reports, photos, videos and other evidence. Your lawyer from Front Range Injury Attorneys will evaluate your case to determine the necessary evidence to present the strongest case possible.

    Evidence in your personal injury case

    Evidence is a necessary part of every personal injury case. The evidence required in each case is different depending upon a number of factors. Your Lakewood personal injury lawyer will carefully investigate and evaluate your case to determine the evidence available and needed to present the strongest case. 

    If your case goes to trial, your lawyer will have to consider the burden of proof legally required to win your trial. Although during pre-litigation negotiations your lawyer may present convincing evidence to an insurance adjuster, the jury must receive evidence that proves your case by the preponderance of evidence. The strength of favorable evidence can make or break a personal injury lawsuit. That is why it is important to seek an attorney’s help as soon as possible to collect and preserve evidence. The evidence in your case may include:

    • A police or traffic accident report
    • Driver sobriety or toxicity tests
    • Photos
    • Videos from traffic cameras, surveillance cameras, or witness phones
    • Property damage to vehicles
    • Eyewitness interviews and statements
    • Depositions and other discovery documents
    • Vehicle electronic data recorders
    • Cell phone records
    • Employment records
    • Medical records and bills
    • Paystubs and tax records

    Opposing parties in your case may attempt to conceal or destroy evidence to hurt your personal injury case. Although this is illegal in most cases, it happens frequently. The best way to protect your legal rights and your case is to hire a personal injury attorney in Lakewood right away after an accident.

    How much compensation is available for my Lakewood personal injury claim?

    If you or a family member suffered injuries due to the negligent or careless acts of someone else, you should contact a law firm as soon as possible. At Front Range Injury Attorneys, our Lakewood personal injury lawyers will work on investigating all aspects of your case to secure maximum compensation. This can include:

    • Medical expenses related to the injury
    • Lost wages, benefits and other compensation lost because you cannot work
    • Pain and suffering
    • Loss of personal enjoyment
    • Potentially punitive damages

    There are two categories of damages: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages reimburse an injured victim for economic and noneconomic effects suffered due to the accident. These include medical bills, property repairs and lost wages. Punitive damages exist to punish a defendant for extreme recklessness or gross negligence. Punitive damages also exist to deter others from partaking in the same extremely dangerous conduct. Punitive damages can be awarded only if the judge agrees the allegations in your lawsuit involve extreme recklessness.

    How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?

    The answer to how long your personal injury case will take depends on the circumstances of your particular case and what complications arise along the way. Some cases reach a settlement in months. Others take a year or longer, especially if a lawsuit is necessary.

    At Front Range Injury Attorneys we treat each case as a unique case and experience for our clients. We know every client wants their case to resolve as fast as possible for as much money as possible, but those two goals do not always easily align. Our Lakewood personal injury lawyers work with clients to define objectives and develop a strategy to accomplish the best outcome possible.

    Factors that can extend the time to resolve your case include:

    • The severity of injuries and time to obtain treatment and recover
    • Reaching maximum medical improvement
    • Mistakes in claims paperwork
    • Evidence that is difficult to obtain
    • Lack of cooperation from other parties
    • Liability disputes
    • Multiple parties involved as defendants or claimants
    • Insurance bad faith tactics
    • Unreasonable insurance adjuster offers
    • Filing a civil lawsuit and going to trial

    In Colorado, there are laws that affect how insurance companies investigate and evaluate claims. Upon receiving claims, a Colorado insurance company must investigate and accept or reject claims in 60 days. If the insurance company delays required steps or fails to act, there may be additional claims for insurance bad faith. Our Lakewood attorneys can help you resolve a car accident or other claim as efficiently as possible.

    Time limit to file a Lakewood personal injury lawsuit

    A critical issue in every personal injury claim is the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a legal deadline under Colorado law to file a lawsuit. Courts must adhere strictly to the deadline with very little exception under Colorado law. If you do not file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations, you likely lose the right to pursue your claim to trial. If you wait too long to speak to an attorney, you could miss the deadline even if you have great evidence for your case.

    In Colorado, the statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury cases. There is an exception if you do not discover your injuries immediately. The time limit begins when you discovered or should have discovered injuries. Car accident claims generally have a three year statute of limitations. Some claims have shorter or longer statute of limitations. If your claim is against a Colorado government entity, there are special steps you must take within 180 days. Your Lakewood accident attorney will evaluate your case to determine the applicable statute of limitation and other legal deadlines in your case.

    What to do after a personal injury accident

    There are steps you can take immediately after an accident to protect your legal rights, protect your health and build a strong claim. If you get injured in an accident in Lakewood, Colorado take the following steps:

    1. Report the accident to 911 (and/or your employer if it is a workplace accident)
    2. Do not admit fault for the accident or injury
    3. Collect evidence if possible before you leave the scene. Take photos or videos
    4. Get names and contact info of anybody involved and eyewitnesses
    5. Obtain medical evaluation and treatment from a qualified medical professional right away
    6. Follow the treatment plan and attend all appointments
    7. Obtain copies of accident-related bills, records, receipts and other documents you receive
    8. File an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurance and your own if necessary
    9. Do not accept a settlement until you have consulted with an attorney
    10. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Lakewood

    Knowing what to do after an injury can help you be prepared in the even you become an accident victim in Lakewood. Contact our law office for a free case review as soon as possible.

    How to choose a Lakewood injury lawyer

    Not all Lakewood personal injury lawyers are the same. When choosing your attorney, look for signs that the attorney or law firm is the right fit for you and your case. Consider the experience in the practice area. For a commercial truck accident, for example, you likely want to hire an attorney with extensive experience with those cases. That will ensure your case is worked by a lawyer with the knowledge and expertise to deliver the best results for your case.

    At Front Range Injury Attorneys we offer free, no obligation consultations. This gives accident victims an opportunity to talk to an attorney for no cost and to determine if they believe our Lakewood injury lawyers are the right fit for their case. You can ask whether your case will be handled by an experienced personal injury lawyer or passed off to an assistant or paralegal. You can also ask about legal fees and payment arrangements. 

    Lakewood, Colorado

    Our Lakewood personal injury lawyers represent clients who live in the city as well as people from other parts of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area, including throughout Jefferson County

    About Lakewood, Colorado

    Lakewood is the most populous town in Jefferson County, Colorado. The city population is over 150,000. Its weather is similar to other parts of the larger Denver metro area, spanning 22F-86F across the average year. Its official elevation is 5518 miles, just over one mile. Its neighborhoods include Belmar, Belmar Park, Eiber and Southern Gables.

    Lakewood is obviously known for its waterways, including Bear Creek Lake, Main Reservoir and Kendrick Reservoir. It’s near Sloan Lake.

    Lakewood is a popular place for new residents in Colorado because of its proximity to Denver, convenient transportation, shopping and activities. Due to the city’s close location to the mountains, it offers fantastic views.

    Activities in Lakewood

    Lakewood and the surrounding area is full of activities for the family. These include:

    • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
    • Colorado Railroad Museum
    • Lakeside Amusement Park
    • Sloan Lake
    • Dinosaur Ridge
    • Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
    • Mount Falcon Park

    How far is Lakewood from Denver?

    Lakewood shares the southwest border of Denver with its own eastern border. Although Lakewood is technically a suburb of Denver, Colorado, it is a large and growing city in its own right. You can reach our Denver law firm in a short eight mile drive.

    Speak with a Lakewood personal injury attorney today

    If you need a Lakewood personal injury attorney, you can speak with one of our experienced lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys for a free consultation. We want to help you pursue maximum compensation for your injury case in Lakewood.

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