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Suffering from a Catastrophic Injury?

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Catastrophic injuries change your life. In the split second of an accident, you go from enjoying your normal life to depending on long-term care or a lengthy rehabilitation process that may never return your life to normal.

Permanent, Debilitating Damage

A catastrophic injury is one which causes permanent, debilitating damage to the body or mind.  Catastrophic injuries can include brain and spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, severe burns, or blindness.  These terrible injuries leave a person unable to work or enjoy life as they once had.  Catastrophic injuries are not only devastating to victims, but they can put an enormous burden on family members who suddenly find themselves in the caregiver role.  Families may have to hire someone to help with their loved one’s care, or a working spouse may need to stop working.  Most families cannot afford these choices.

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Catastrophic Injury Laws in Colorado

Victims of catastrophic injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence can seek compensation in court.  Compensation (or “damages” in legal speak) can include past and future lost wages, past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and permanency.  In Colorado, the statute of limitations for most injury claims is two years from the date of the injury, or two years from the date that the victim became aware of the injury.  That means victims have two years to either settle the case or file a lawsuit.  Catastrophic injuries are not only physically and emotionally devastating, they are usually financially devastating as well.  The help of a catastrophic injury lawyer is essential in to helping victims recover maximum compensation.

CHECK WITH A LAWYER TO KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

Even if you don’t think the accident was caused by another’s negligence, it is still worth talking to a lawyer to make sure.  Businesses have a responsibility to keep their premises safe from hazards, including bad lighting, icy sidewalks, and conditions that are conducive to crime.  People have a responsibility to drive safely.  No one is perfect and accidents do happen.  That is why businesses and drivers are required to carry insurance policies in case something goes terribly wrong.

Are You Suffering From a Catastrophic Injury?

CALL A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is important to contact a Denver personal injury attorney.  Monetary compensation won’t return things to the way they were before the injury, but it can provide a way forward.  At Shafner Law, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for victims of catastrophic injuries.  We want to help you or your injured loved one, too.

For a free consultation, call Shafner Law at (303) 796-0555 or fill out the Case Form below.

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