Denver Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Cuts and bruises and the occasional accident are a part of life. But sometimes — and fortunately, rarely — catastrophic injury results from an accident. Whether you were in a car accident, bitten by a dog, hit while riding a bike or fell in a grocery store, you have the right to legal representation if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury.
All injuries are serious, but the Lamber Goodnow injury law team, working with our partner firms in Colorado know that catastrophic injuries are particularly troublesome. These injuries, which include paralysis or traumatic brain injury, often can leave permanent damage and can upend an entire family. We know how delicate these times can be, and that you need a fierce advocate as you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Catastrophic Injury
Our legal process has a mechanism for compensating individuals who are injured by another party. So, if you’ve been in a car accident, the liable party is responsible for paying for your medical bills as well as your pain and suffering. The same is true for catastrophic injuries, although these injuries tend to be much more extensive on the body, expensive for the wallet and damaging to a family. And that’s why it’s so important to have an attorney on your side.
Catastrophic injuries include these circumstances:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries, including neck injuries and whiplash
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal injuries causing organ damage
- Multiple, debilitating fractures
Part of what makes catastrophic injuries so serious is that the long-term prognosis of the injured individual isn’t always known. Unfortunately, families that initially cope with a head injury claim are later fighting a wrongful death claim. These injuries can escalate and change. Having someone on your side early on helps protect you.
How We Can Help
As your catastrophic injury attorneys, we’ll work on your behalf to get compensation for the accident. We’ll determine which party or parties were liable, and work to secure compensation to cover medical bills as well as pain and suffering. We’ll also try to recover funds for lost wages. And, if the matter escalates into a wrongful death claim, we’ll also work with your family to pursue damages for loss of affection and companionship.
Families turn to the Lamber Goodnow legal team because our track record in cases like this is excellent. We know this is a difficult time on your family, and work to minimize the time you have to spend thinking about and talking about your case. Instead, we want you to focus on what matters — healing, and your family.
You Have Catastrophic Injury Questions – We Have Answers:
What does it mean that someone has been involved in a catastrophic accident?
A catastrophic accident is one in which the injuries are unavoidable and the injuries are potentially permanent hardships to the plaintiff. Such injuries usually involve vast amounts of medical treatment, life-long pain, and long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation. Many catastrophic injuries include paralysis or major burns.
Some of the most common catastrophic injuries include: accidental amputation, serious head trauma, multiple bone fractures, eye injury, foot injury, back injury, neck injury, brain injury, severe burns, organ damage, spinal cord and neurological disorders, which can result in paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.
Due to their grave nature, catastrophic injuries often require a lifetime of ongoing medical treatment and personal care, especially if the accident victim is disabled and in need of permanent personal assistance. These types of injuries can be overwhelming to a family and many times result in the need for 24-hour upkeep and support of the victim by hired professionals and family members.
Is there a time limit in which I must file my lawsuit for catastrophic injuries in Colorado?
Generally, anyone that has been injured in a catastrophic accident, or a family representative of the injured person, has within three years of the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for injuries or it will be prohibited. Col. Rev. Stat. 13-80-101(n).
However, if the plaintiff is under the age of 18, or is under legal disability at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations is tolled (delayed) until the person reaches 18 or the disability is removed.
It is best to contact a personal injury attorney who has a clear understanding of Colorado law in order to accurately decide the proper statute of limitations for your specific events.
What type of lawsuits may be filed for my catastrophic injury?
There are many different ways a person may be catastrophically injured. A dangerous or defective product, a negligent act, medical malpractice, or an intentional act of another may cause a catastrophic injury.
Call Us Today
To get started, call us today at (303) 800-8888. We’ll connect you with a member of our intake team, and we’ll have a no-obligation consultation with you. That means you don’t have to pay us, and you don’t have to hire us unless you want to.
During your consultation, we’ll listen to your story. Tell us about the accident and what happened, and how it’s affected you. We might ask you medical questions and other questions to understand how the accident happened, and who might be at fault. We’ll also answer your questions because we know it’s not always easy to call an attorney.
After we’ve talked, it’s up to you whether you want to hire the Lamber Goodnow legal team. If you do, you’ll benefit from operating under our No-Fee Promise. Through this commitment, we promise that you won’t pay any out-of-pocket expenses — nothing at all — for our services. We’ll fund the investigation and your case, even if it goes to trial, and you’ll pay us nothing. We’ll only get paid if and when we get a judgment or settlement in your favor.
We know this is a difficult time for your family, and you need expert advice that you can trust. Call us today. We’ll focus on your case, and you can focus on what matters — your family.
 Col. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-107.