Boulder Personal Injury
At the edge of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder is famous in part for the pedestrian Pearl Street Mall, home to numerous shops, restaurants, and art galleries, as well as for being the site of the University of Colorado. It is located northwest of the junction of I-25 and I-76, from which it can be reached by U.S. 36 or Colorado Route 7 or Route 93. Car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions are not uncommon on these roads and the city streets of Boulder. These crashes can result in a wide range of injuries, including conditions that may have a permanent impact on a victim’s life. Slip and falls at stores, restaurants, hotels, or resorts in the Boulder area also may occur. Regardless of the type of injury that you sustain, the Boulder personal injury lawyers at Cook, Bradford and Levy are here to advocate for the full settlement or judgment that you deserve. From negotiating with insurance companies to gathering evidence, we are prepared to assist you with every stage of the legal process.Assert Your Right to Compensation for Your Injuries
After being involved in an accident, it is critical that you seek prompt medical attention to ensure that you receive the necessary treatment for your injuries. An important next step is to determine which parties may be liable for harming you. For example, after a truck accident, the driver who struck you and the trucking company that employs them are probably potential defendants. If you were hurt in a slip and fall, by contrast, you may need to investigate which party was in control of the property where the accident happened and who was responsible for maintaining it.
Our personal injury attorneys can help Boulder residents show that a defendant failed to act with the appropriate care at the time of the accident. When it comes to motor vehicle collisions, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles with reasonable care and skill. This standard incorporates many factors, such as adhering to traffic rules, reducing speed in snow or ice, and refraining from any distracted driving. If you can show that the defendant violated a statute or driving law at the time of the crash, this probably will indicate that the defendant was negligent. Meanwhile, in a situation involving a slip and fall, you would need to show that the property owner failed to address a hazard on the property of which it should have known.
The next phase of a personal injury lawsuit involves proving that there was a causal relationship between the defendant’s failure to use due care and the injuries that you suffered. Depending on the circumstances, a defendant might offer evidence suggesting that the plaintiff also acted negligently at the time of the accident. If the defendant can establish that the plaintiff’s negligence exceeded the defendant’s negligence, the plaintiff will be barred from recovering any compensation. Our Boulder personal injury attorneys can help you strive to avert the application of this doctrine, known as a modified comparative negligence rule.
The last stage of a personal injury lawsuit requires a plaintiff to provide evidence substantiating the amount of damages that they are seeking in the litigation. In some cases, the injuries may be severe and long-lasting, and a compensation award will take this into account. For example, someone who is injured in a bicycle accident, which often happens in the Boulder area, might suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, and significant scarring. In this instance, the plaintiff likely would be able to receive a substantial award of compensation for their ongoing and future medical needs, as well as their pain and suffering and lost income and earning capacity.Consult an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in the Boulder Area
At Cook, Bradford and Levy, we have assisted many Boulder residents with understanding and asserting their right to compensation after suffering injuries in a devastating accident. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation and whether you may have a viable legal claim. Time may be running out on your opportunity to pursue compensation, so call us today at 303-543-1000 or contact us online to get started.