People suffer injuries every day in Arvada, whether from a car accident, a dog bite, a defective product, or even medical malpractice. The fact is that many of these harmful events can be prevented if people take reasonable measures to keep others around them safe. When someone’s careless or reckless behavior injures other people Colorado law allows victims to seek compensation for their injuries and losses.

If you’ve suffered an injury in Arvada due to someone else’s negligence, Olson Personal Injury Lawyers™ can help you seek the financial recovery you need to heal and move forward. Attorney Sean Olson is a compassionate Arvada personal injury lawyer with years of experience helping accident victims seek fair compensation for their injuries. His careful preparation of cases has helped him earn his reputation as an attorney who fights to win.

We want to help you aggressively pursue the money you need to cover your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses from an accident in Arvada or surrounding areas of Colorado.

Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.

What Is a Personal Injury?

To recover compensation for your injuries and losses, you’ll need to show that the accident that hurt you was due to someone else’s negligent actions and that their negligence led to your injuries.

For example, a drunk driver who ran into you would likely be found negligent, meaning you could hold them liable for your injuries. But if you slip and fall on the floor of your own home after dropping a glass of water, you would likely not be able to file a personal injury claim.

How Our Arvada Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help with Your Case

The best way to maximize your chances of recovering compensation after an accident in Arvada is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can handle the legal work related to your case while you seek treatment for your injuries.

Some of the ways the Arvada personal injury lawyers from the Olson Personal Injury Lawyers™ can help with your case include:

  • Investigating the accident to determine all potentially liable parties and all sources of compensation
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim
  • Determining the total value of your claim
  • Submitting your claim to the responsible party’s insurance company
  • Negotiating for a fair settlement on your behalf
  • Bringing your claim in court if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Negligence can cause many different kinds of accidents. Some of the most common cases we handle at Olson Personal Injury Lawyers™ include:

  • Car accidents – A driver who’s drunk, distracted, speeding, acting recklessly, or being otherwise negligent prior to a crash could be found liable for any injuries you suffer
  • Truck accidents – Truck drivers often work long hours to meet tight delivery schedules, increasing fatigue among drivers and a higher chance of dangerous driving behaviors like speeding. Trucking companies can also be found negligent if they fail to properly vet their drivers or fail to adequately monitor drivers.
  • Motorcycle accidents – Many motorcycle accidents result from drivers failing to look out for motorcycles or check their blind spots. In cases like these, a motorcycle rider can hold the driver responsible for any injuries from the accident.
  • Motorcycle accidents – Many motorcycle accidents result from drivers failing to look out for motorcycles or check their blind spots. In cases like these, a motorcycle rider can hold the driver responsible for any injuries from the accident.
  • Bicycle accidents – Drivers who are distracted, impaired, speeding, or otherwise negligent could collide with a bicyclist and trigger severe injuries.
  • Pedestrian accidents – Like cyclists, pedestrians walking on or near the roadway can suffer severe injuries if a motorist causes a crash while impaired, distracted, speeding, or being negligent in another way.
  • Premises liability – Worn or broken railings, damaged staircases, deteriorated walkways, faulty electrical wiring, lax security in residential complexes, and other hazards can lead to severe injuries if property owners fail to properly maintain the premises.
  • Slip-and-falls – A slip-and-fall accident is a type of premises liability claim where someone slips and falls due to a hazard on another party’s property. In many cases, landlords, businesses, or property owners can be held liable if they fail to adequately warn or protect visitors from hazards on the grounds.
  • Dog bites – A dog’s owner may be responsible for any injuries their dog inflicts when the victim is lawfully on private or public property and didn’t provoke the dog.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect – Nursing homes are tragically rife with examples of negligence: Poor healthcare for residents, physical or sexual abuse, neglect, overly restrictive or violent treatment of residents, and more. Residents and their families can demand compensation for the physical and emotional injuries that result.
  • Medical malpractice – Serious medical errors are more common than you might think. Medical errors include things like wrong-site surgeries, prescription errors, leaving surgical tools inside patients, diagnosis delays or errors, lab errors, radiological errors, and more.
  • Wrongful death – In some tragic cases, negligence can lead to someone sustaining fatal injuries. Motor vehicle crashes and other severe accidents frequently lead to wrongful deaths.

Arvada Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims

The statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Colorado sets the deadline for how long you have to file a lawsuit after sustaining an injury. The amount of time you have to file a claim varies slightly depending on the circumstances of the accident, what type of accident occurred, and who the liable parties are. It breaks down like this:

  • The statute of limitations for personal injury cases other than motor vehicle accidents is generally two years from the date of the injury or illness.
  • In medical malpractice cases, it’s two years from the date the injury was inflicted, discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.
  • The statute of limitations for motor vehicle accident cases is three years from the date of the crash.
  • If you wish to file a personal injury claim against a government agency, you usually have only 182 days from the date of your injury to provide notice.

Steps to Take to Protect Your Rights After an Accident in Arvada

  • Call 911 to report the accident and bring emergency medical responders to the scene.
  • Get medical treatment as soon as possible. You may have internal injuries that have not been diagnosed, and you’ll want to document your injuries right away so that you can later file a claim.
  • Document the scene as best you can. Take photos of your injuries and the area where the accident occurred. Get contact and identifying information from anyone else involved in the accident, and also collect statements and contact information from any eyewitnesses.
  • If the accident occurs at an apartment complex or a restaurant, hotel, or another business location, ask the property manager or business to create an accident report and ask for a copy.
  • Don’t talk to any insurance companies or provide written or recorded statements. Once you hire an attorney, they will deal with the insurance companies to protect your rights.
  • Hire a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer can handle the necessary legal work while you get the treatment you need and recuperate from the accident.

Common Types of Serious Injuries

Some of the injuries people sustain in personal injury cases include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Joint damage
  • Internal injuries and bleeding
  • Emotional distress(depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.)
  • Severe lacerations and bruises
  • Crushed or amputated limbs
  • Neck injuries, such as whiplash
  • Back injuries, such as ruptured discs

Talk to an Arvada Personal Injury Attorney Now

Getting help from an Arvada personal injury lawyer is the best step you can take to protect your rights and pursue the full compensation you deserve following an accident. Contact Olson Personal Injury Lawyers™ today for a free initial consultation. We’re here to listen to your story and help you understand your legal options.