What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
If you’ve suffered an injury caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages in a personal injury lawsuit. These cases are filed to hold negligent parties accountable for a wide range of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Pushchak Law, we’re here to help after a serious personal injury in the Denver area. Brian Pushchak has extensive experience handling personal injury lawsuits, and he’ll fight aggressively to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Your personal injury lawyer will play an integral role in your recovery after an injury. While much of the work performed by your lawyer is associated with handling your case and ensuring you recover the compensation you deserve, attorneys also provide assistance in a variety of other ways. Some of the ways your personal injury lawyer will help you include:
- Investigate the events associated with your accident, including interviewing witnesses, to prove the other party was at fault
- Collaborate with outside experts who can provide testimony to support your case
- Connect you to medical providers and specialists who can provide the treatments you need
- Assess the total extent of your damages, including estimating future medical procedures, long term loss of earning capacity, and any pain and suffering which should be factored into your compensation
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
- Develop your legal strategy and advise you on the best way to handle your case
- Advocate for you throughout all legal proceedings to ensure your rights are protected
Personal Injury Law Covers a Wide Range of Cases
In general, personal injury lawyers can assist you with just about any case that involves an injury caused by the negligence of another. Keep in mind that the following cases are highly specialized, and not every personal injury lawyer has expertise in every case type. When choosing a personal injury lawyer, make sure you work with an attorney who has extensive experience handling your case type.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common cases handled by personal injury lawyers. These can include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Boating accidents
Premises liability law covers injuries that occur on someone else’s property. Property owners have a responsibility to make sure conditions are safe for visitors. This includes performing all routine maintenance necessary to avoid safety hazards and repairing any dangerous conditions in a timely manner to prevent injury. When property owners fail to uphold this responsibility and you’re injured as a result, you can file a premises liability lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages.
The most common type of premises liability case involves slip and fall accidents. However, this area of law also covers:
- Injuries caused by negligent security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Injuries caused by inadequate lighting
- Injuries caused by lead paint and other hazardous materials
Colorado adheres to strict liability in situations where someone is attacked by a dog. This means the dog’s owner is responsible for any damages you suffer in a dog bite incident, regardless of whether the owner was negligent or the dog has a history of aggression. If you’ve been injured in a dog bite attack, you can file a lawsuit to recover compensation from the dog’s owner.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure the products they sell work safely when used as intended. When you’re injured by a defective product, you can file a product liability lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages.
Product liability lawsuits can be filed when you are injured by just about any type of defective product. This area of law also covers injuries associated with pharmaceutical injuries and defective medical devices.
Medical malpractice cases cover injuries that occur due to the negligent actions of a healthcare professional. These cases may involve acts of negligence by:
- Nursing homes
- Medical clinics
Some common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
The workers’ compensation system provides financial benefits for employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so you’re entitled to recover these benefits regardless of who is responsible for your injury. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical bills and lost wages associated with the workplace injury.
Often, workers’ compensation cases involve a great deal of paperwork, and it can be complicated to get your claim approved. Working with a personal injury lawyer will ensure the process is handled properly and prevent you from being unfairly denied the benefits to which you’re entitled.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
When you place your loved one in a nursing home, you are trusting that they’ll provide the high quality care your elderly loved one deserves. Unfortunately, this trust is often not rewarded. Nursing home neglect and abuse occurs all too often, with devastating consequences for the victims.
Personal injury lawyers can help you hold nursing homes accountable for their abusive and negligent actions associated with:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial exploitation
As part of this process, your lawyer will advocate for your elderly loved one, making sure they are able to get out of the abusive situation.
Many accidents result in catastrophic injuries which may have devastating, long-term consequences. These injuries often require extensive ongoing medical treatments and in severe cases, your quality of life may be permanently impacted. Common catastrophic injury cases handled by personal injury lawyers include:
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death case to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses related to the fatal illness or injury
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of financial support that would have been provided to family members had the deceased lived
- Pain and suffering
- Death benefits, such as life insurance
While no amount of money can truly compensate you for your loss, a settlement in a wrongful death case can be crucial to helping you stay financially afloat during this difficult time in your life.
Pushchak Law Can Help
If you’ve suffered an injury caused by the negligence of another, Pushchak Law can help. Brian Pushchak has been fighting for the rights of personal injury victims in the Denver area for 12 years, and he has the extensive experience necessary to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.
You’ll benefit from our exclusive Informed Decisions™ Approach focused on making sure you receive the best possible outcome on your case. With this unique approach to personal injury law, you remain in control of the entire process. Mr. Pushchak will listen carefully to you to ensure he’s aligned with you on your goals for the case. After explaining your legal rights and options to you in detail, he’ll recommend the best legal strategy to achieve your desired outcome.
You’ll be able to ask any questions you may have to ensure you completely understand your options and our recommended strategy before we move forward. While Mr. Pushchak will recommend the best approach for your case, you will always have the final say on how your case is handled.
While Mr. Pushchak always strives to settle your case, he understands this may not always be in your best interest. If a fair settlement offer isn’t available, he’s prepared to take your case to trial to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Pushchak Law serves clients in Denver and the surrounding areas of Colorado.
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