When someone else’s negligent or careless actions hurt you or someone you love, getting answers about your recovery options – both for your medical and financial recoveries – can be crucial.
Providing answers on options for financial recovery, below, we will respond to some frequently asked questions about personal injury cases.
Although the answers below are general, we encourage you to contact us for more specific answers regarding your situation and best options for moving forward.
Important Answers about Personal Injury Cases in Colorado
Q – How long do I have to file my case?
A – Two years from the date on which your accident occurred or from the date on which you became aware of your injury (or injuries). This time frame is known as the statute of limitations, and it is set by Colorado law.
If injured people wait too long and try to file their claims after this two-year period has passed, their case will be dismissed. In other words, they can lose their chance to obtain compensation for their injuries and losses.
To avoid running out the clock and losing out on compensation to which you may be entitled, it’s crucial you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can after you discover your injuries.
Q – What kind of compensation can I expect from a personal injury case?
A – While there are no guarantees in these cases, when compensation is awarded or obtained, it will vary according to:
- How severe the injuries were, with more severe and permanent impairments typically being eligible for more compensation
- The nature of the medical treatments needed, with more extensive treatments generally leading greater compensation
- Who the defendant is and the nature of the negligence involved.
For a more precise evaluation of your claim, contact an attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. today. It won’t cost you anything to get clear and honest answers from us.
Q – How soon will my case be resolved?
A – This is another question for which the answer will vary because the specific details and complexity of a case will impact how long it takes to resolve that case. Generally, more complex cases, such as those with multiple defendants, corporate defendants, etc., tend to take longer to resolve.
Additionally, however, it is important to note that:
- The defendant’s willingness to negotiate (versus fight the claim) will impact how long a case lasts.
- Personal injury cases are not typically resolved in days; it’s more like weeks or months (or longer for the very complex cases).
Q – How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
A – Simply contact our firm today to get straightforward answers from an experienced lawyer. During an initial consult, you can find out more about your rights, your potential claim and your best option for proceeding. You won’t be obligated to do anything by meeting with us.
If you do have a claim and choose to move forward with us, you can expect the best Denver personal injury representation at no cost until or unless compensation is secured in your case.
Contact a Denver Personal Injury Attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C.
To find out more about how a Denver personal injury attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. can help you, call (303) 795-5900 or email our firm using the contact form on this page to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, you will receive clear, honest legal advice about your case, your rights and your best options for moving forward.
From our offices conveniently located in Denver, Greenwood Village, and Steamboat Springs, our lawyers provide the highest quality legal services to injured people throughout the Denver metro area, Arapahoe County, Routt County and the state of Colorado.