Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers
McCormick & Murphy, P.C.
If you are here because you have recently suffered a serious personal injury in Colorado Springs, let us first express our deepest condolences. With over 45 years of combined legal experience in the personal injury field, we are fully aware of just how difficult this time can be for you or your affected loved ones.
At McCormick & Murphy, we believe that our responsibility is to help guide you through this difficult time, and ensure that you are able to get your life back on track by fighting to get you the settlement you deserve.
There are undoubtedly numerous questions running through your mind; about your insurance coverage, your ability to get back to work, the possibility of being compensated for a loss of income, property, or even mental distress. Below, we have done our best to address some of the most important questions to ask in the time following a personal injury.
Important Personal Injury Information
Common Personal Injury Accidents
- Auto Accidents (truck, car, motorcycle, etc.)
- Dog Attacks
- Defective Products
- Dangerous Property
- Pedestrian Traffic Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Brain Injuries
While we call these accidents, there is typically negligence on behalf of one or more responsible parties that is at least partially responsible for the accident, and the consequent injuries. The job of a personal injury attorney is to prove this liability, thus ensuring that the injured person receives the compensation they deserve.
Colorado Personal Injury Statute of Limitations (SOL)
In Colorado, the SOLs for some of the most common forms of lawsuits are as follows:
Personal Injury involving a motor vehicle – 3 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-101(1)(n)
Personal Injury – 2 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)(i)
Product Liability – 2 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)(b)
Property Damage involving a motor vehicle – 3 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-101(1)(n)
Property Damage – 2 years, Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)(i)
Proving Liability in Personal Injury Cases
1. Hassling you for statements regarding the accident. Remember that it is in your best interest to withhold from commenting on your accident until you have consulted an attorney.
2. Attempting to have you settle quickly. The faster the insurance companies can settle your claim, the less they are likely to pay out. This is because the true costs of any given personal injury case may not become clear until months after the accident. This is another good reason to consult an attorney as soon as you are able.
3. Asking misleading or manipulative questions. Because they want to settle for less, it is in the best interest of the insurance company to frame questions in a manner which weakens your case.
It is the job of your personal injury attorney to prove that the negligence of another is what caused your injury, and that those injuries require compensation from the responsible party. This is why it is critical that your attorney has a reputation for taking cases to trial to secure the full value of your case. A lawyer who is satisfied with simply settling, is one who will normally leave money on the able; money you need to get your life back.
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Financial problems from personal injuries can be burdensome, and facing an uncertain future because of them can be even worse. But you don’t have to face this process alone. That’s why you need a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer from McCormick & Murphy who is experienced, well established, and committed to your case. Our lawyers only get paid if we win your case. Please contact us in any of the following ways:
Phone: (719) 389-0400
Come to Our Colorado Springs office:
Colorado Springs, CO 80905