Experienced Accident Injury Law Firm in Colorado
At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we understand how life-altering a traumatic accident can be. Injuries leave victims in pain and upend their lives, often making it impossible for them to return to work. Add in emotional distress, and a reduced quality of life, and personal injury victims suffer from enormous economic and non-economic losses.
When someone else is to blame for an injury, the victim can bring a lawsuit to recover financial compensation from that person. At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, our Boulder personal injury lawyers have helped many victims get justice. If you’ve been injured by someone else’s carelessness, don’t hesitate to call (303) 665-2929 to speak with us today or contact us online.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Examples of accidents we handle include:
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Product liability
- Workers’ compensation
The key to success in these cases is to show that the person who caused the accident took some action that a normally careful person would not have, or they failed to do something that a careful person would have done. If so, the accident victim can recover compensation for all the losses sustained as a result of the injury. Sometimes, an accident at a construction site or an automobile collision will only result in minor cuts or bruises. Unfortunately, severe injuries that require long-term medical treatment are far too common. We represent people who have suffered:
- Deep lacerations with scarring
- Broken bones and crushed limbs
- Nerve damage
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
Catastrophic injuries can cost hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of dollars in emergency and continuing medical care over months or years. Some serious injuries require ongoing care for the rest of a person’s life.
What Losses Can You Recover?
The purpose of a civil lawsuit for negligence is to compensate victims for any loss caused by the negligence of another person. To that end, we have helped our clients recover damages for economic losses, including:
- Medical bills for all medical treatment, including prescription drugs, assistive devices like wheelchairs and crutches, and physical rehabilitation.
- Future medical care, if you need ongoing help.
- Lost wages, if your personal injury kept you out of work.
- Lost future wages or lost earning capacity, if you cannot return to work or can only work in a job that pays less than your current one.
Personal injuries can damage more than the body. Many of our clients have experienced a dramatic decrease in quality and enjoyment of life because of their physical injuries. Because these intangible injuries are harder to see but no less real, the law also provides money damages to compensate victims for these kinds of non-economic losses. When a victim is disabled or disfigured, he or she is also entitled to recover sums for the permanent physical loss caused by such devastating injuries.
Past economic losses are typically calculable based on medical bills, receipts, and repair estimates. Although calculating future medical care or reduced earning capacity is more complicated, we employ experts when necessary to assist in proving the amount of losses an accident victim will encounter in the future, so that we can prove and recover those amounts too. Pain and suffering is difficult to calculate financially. How much would anyone pay to avoid the pain and suffering of a traumatic injury? Although these damages are complex to establish, we often obtain additional sums in settlements and verdicts to account for the physical pain our clients have endured.
Don’t Just Trust the Insurer
After an accident, victims often feel overwhelmed, facing mounting medical bills, insurance forms, phone calls from insurance adjusters, and ongoing medical care. In addition, many victims suffering intense physical pain and worry that they may be unable to work and support their families.
If you elect to work solely through the at-fault insurance company, you could easily be offered a settlement that is lower than what your case is actually worth. It’s in the best interest of the insurance company to offer you as little as possible, and they achieve this by attempting to get you to admit partial or even full liability in your accident.
When deciding on an offer, the insurance adjuster who is working on your claim will look at the same factors that juries would look at when determining the proper damages in your case. However, since the insurer is motivated by offering you the least amount of compensation possible, their formula for calculating your economic and non-economic damages could be quite different than what an experienced attorney might calculate for you.
Talk to a Top Colorado Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in an accident in which an individual or organization is clearly at fault, you’ll probably have a strong case in court and will likely win. In order to prevent your case from going to trial, your insurer will likely offer you a larger settlement than otherwise. If you have a low chance of winning your case, your offer will be quite low because your insurance company is confident that the only other alternative is to go to court where you would likely receive nothing at all.
While it may be a faster process to just accept the offer from your insurance company, it’s not going to be the amount that you are rightfully owed. With a seasoned personal injury attorney at your side, you’ll have the tools, knowledge, and resources to go to court and fight for the proper amount of financial compensation.
At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we step in to provide immediate relief for our clients. Our team of personal injury lawyers can handle negotiations with insurance companies, all aspects of bringing a legal claim, and help prove and recover for both economic and non-economic losses. We can identify what evidence we need to prevail in the case and perform the necessary investigations, testing, and development of compelling evidence to optimize the settlements and verdicts we obtain on behalf of our clients. This places injured victims in the best position to recover physically as completely as possible and move forward with their lives.
Don’t struggle with the aftermath of a traumatic accident alone—we are here to help. Colorado law gives personal injury victims a limited amount of time to bring claims, and we need to hear from you before the deadline passes. Contact us without delay at (303) 770-2020 to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation, or submit our online contact form.
1738 Pearl Street,
Boulder, CO 80302