When a serious injury accident occurs, victims may feel bewildered, angry and frightened all at once. Confronted with physical pain, financial worry and a sense of anger for what has happened, it can often be difficult for such individuals to know precisely how to proceed. While there is almost certainly a desire to seek accountability and perhaps also financial recovery for the losses inflicted by the negligence of another party, it is not always clear whether a pathway to success exists. These are the times when the counsel provided by a seasoned Colorado injury attorney can be truly invaluable. If you are uncertain as to whether you have a strong case for financial compensation following your accident, attorney Jeremy Rosenthal stands willing to delve into the facts of your matter, explain your legal options and help get you on the path to recovery.
Fundamentals of Injury Claims
Because many if not most personal injury cases proceed based on theories of negligence, it will be necessary for a victim seeking compensation to establish the fundamental elements of those types of claims. First, he or she will need to show that the allegedly negligent party breached a duty to the victim. This could be a duty to exercise reasonable caution on the roads, obey speed limits, and the like. Next, it will be necessary to demonstrate that the alleged breach was, in fact, the cause of the losses sustained and for which compensation is being sought. The value of the damages suffered will also need to be shown, a task which came sometimes prove difficult, particularly to those who do not have experienced legal representation on their side.
Types of Documentation Essential to a Successful Case
In order to build a successful case following an injury event, it is vital that extensive documentation is assembled along the way. For instance, police reports and eyewitness statements are often extremely helpful in determining a victim's ability to prove precisely what occurred. Records of all medical treatments, therapies and expenses will also be invaluable when it comes to presenting claims for recovery. The availability of wage loss information and other substantiation of damages will also be a determining factor in terms of the strength of a given case. Finally, information concerning the negligent party's financial ability to pay claims, should the victim ultimately prevail, will be crucial to deciding whether it makes sense to proceed with a lawsuit or another attempt to secure compensation.
Critical Case Assessment and Advocacy for the Injured in Colorado
No two injury cases are alike, and in most situations, the best way to analyze whether a given set of circumstances represents a strong insurance claim or litigation opportunity is to consult with an injury attorney who has a track record of success on behalf of clients. Attorney Jeremy Rosenthal has dedicated his career to aggressively asserting the rights of those harmed by the negligence of others and is prepared to help you evaluate your potential claim for compensation. To schedule a no-obligation initial consultation, contact us at 303.825.2223.