You’ve probably come into contact with plenty of personal injury lawyer advertisements over the years. They’re common on billboards and on television commercials. That’s because personal injuries are everywhere and many people don’t know that their injuries could be worth real settlement money. A Denver personal injury attorney specializes in the area of law that gets folks who have been physically or psychologically injured in some way reparations for their suffering and money to help pay the bills associated with that injury, whether it’s medical costs, insurance payments, or money over missed work.
What types of cases count as personal injury?
Among the most common personal injury cases are automobile accidents involving cars, trucks, or motorcycles. They also tackle medical and legal malpractice suits, childcare negligence, wrongful death, among others. The fact is, a lot of things can be a personal injury and folks at large don’t realize it. Not all injuries are obvious and something as abstract as defamation can be considered a personal injury case.
What constitutes personal injury can vary by state, which is why it’s important to do your research on the confines of a personal injury case in your state. There’s usually a statute of limitations that allows for you only to bring a suit within a certain time frame of an injury and based on certain damages. For example, in some states a personal injury motor vehicle case can only be brought when an accident occurs as the result of a carelessly operated motor vehicle which causes damage to property or injury to a person. Proving a carelessly driven instance can be tricky. It can be similar for someone who is injured in a slip and fall where the property must be proven to be negligent maintained.
Things that fall under personal injury law include:
- Dog bites and other pet attacks
- Slip and falls and general premise liability
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Some on the job injuries including construction site injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Legal malpractice
Intentional Personal Injury
It is another issue entirely when someone sets out to cause you harm. Personal injury cases often are the result of an accident or some form of negligence, but if someone sought out to harm you on purpose, that is an intentional tort and is another issue altogether that could become a criminal case depending on the circumstances. That’s why it’s important to ensure that you speak to a lawyer immediately after an incident in which you believe you have a case. The clock is ticking and law can be complicated.
We want to hear from you about your case. Get in contact with us and we can offer a free consultation and case review to determine if you are owed damages for your injury. We want to be your ally and champion in the court of law and get you everything you deserve.