Denver Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been the victim of a personal injury call our Denver personal injury law firm for a free initial consultation.
At Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., our attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury claims, which include automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall, dog bites, and premises liability. Our office will assist you in making a claim against the negligent party or insurance company.
Denver Personal Injury law firm explains what qualifies as a personal injury?
A personal injury is any intentional or negligent act resulting in harm or injury to you. Black’s Law Dictionary, (Sixth Edition, 1990) defines personal injury in the following way:
“In a narrow sense, a hurt or damage done to a man’s person, such as a cut or bruise, a broken limb, or the like, as distinguished from an injury to his property or his reputation. The phrase is chiefly used in this connection with actions or tort for negligence and under worker’s compensation statutes. But the term is also used (usually in statutes) in a much wider sense, and as including any injury which is an invasion of personal rights, and in this signification it may include such injuries to the person as libel or slander, criminal conversation, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, and mental suffering. Gray v. Wallace, 319S.W..2d 582.”
In workers’ compensation acts, “personal injury” means any harm or damage to the health of any employee, however caused, whether by accident, disease, or otherwise, which arises in the course of and out of his employment, and incapacitates him in whole or in part. The occurrence of disability or impairment. Such includes the aggravation of preexisting injury.”
Denver Personal Injury law firm explains general liability
Claims for compensation for personal injuries can arise out of a variety of situations other than just automobile accidents and work-related injuries. These include the following:
- Slip-and-fall and other types of accidents due to dangerous conditions of real property. Generally, Colorado law requires that the injured person (unless he or she was a trespasser) prove that the landowner knew that there was a dangerous condition on the premises and unreasonably failed to address it or to warn about it.
- Defective and dangerous products. There are a number of potential grounds to hold a manufacturer or seller of a product liable in Colorado, including negligence in creating an unreasonable risk of harm to consumers, strict liability for an inherently and unreasonably dangerous or defective product, and breach of express or implied warranties for the product.
- Malpractice of doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers. In order to recover in Colorado, the patient generally must show that the health care professional’s conduct fell below the standard of care expected for that profession, which conduct resulted in an injury, or that the professional did not obtain the patient’s consent or informed consent before providing treatment and that this resulted in damages.
- Bites by dogs or other domestic animals. A person injured by an animal in Colorado may recover from the owner of the animal by proving that the owner knew of the particular animal’s or the general breed’s habits and tendencies which are likely to cause human injury, and failed to exercise reasonable care to prevent those injures.
How Can We Help? – Contact our Denver Personal Injury law firm
If you were injured in one of these types of situations, obtaining legal representation is very important due to the potential complexity of the case and the likelihood the responsible parties (or their insurance companies) will avoid accepting liability. It also may be difficult to obtain medical care in these situations or determine who will pay for such treatment until legal liability can be established against the responsible party. We have handled many of each type of these cases. By promptly investigating liability and insurance coverage, securing experts to review the issues where necessary, and commencing and pursuing litigation where appropriate, we can recover the damages to which you may be entitled.