Accidents can happen in an instant. One minute you are driving down Main Avenue and the next you might be laying in the ditch after a collision. Or you could be walking through the grocery store when in the next instant you are lying on your back in pain after having slipped and fallen.

Personal injury lawyers in Durango are experienced at helping injured victims get the compensation they need following an accident. If you need assistance, please contact Cimarron Ridge Legal Group as soon as possible. We would be glad to help.


Our Skilled Durango Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injuries are usually bodily injuries that someone suffers as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless conduct. Generally, a person fails to use adequate care and injures someone as a result in a way they should have foreseen.

Personal injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue strains and sprains
  • Contusions
  • Facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Regional pain syndrome
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries

These physical injuries also typically cause emotional distress. Many of our clients suffer from anxiety, depression, anger, embarrassment, and irritability. Some might have trouble sleeping and need medication to control their distress.


“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Martin on several occasions and have been extremely pleased with my experiences. He is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. He is truly an asset to have on your side when it comes to navigating the legal world.”

Donald V.

“I have used Dan Shaffer as counsel for myself and my family for over 10 years. He always returns my calls and emails. He and his staff really seem to care about their work and clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems. ”

JK - 2018

“Mr. Martin has been a huge help to me in navigating a wide range of legal issues in both my personal and professional life. His wide-ranging knowledge and exceptional legal expertise have made him an incredible resource, and his personal approach and sense of humor have made him a real friend.”

Bryan M.

“My family sought Mr. Shaffer’s services for our daughter who was facing very serious charges. He was thoughtful and compassionate throughout her cases and helped us understand what was happening as every turn. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems.”

Traci C. - 2016

“I have been represented by Brent Martin on a number of matters. In each case, Brent’s work was timely, efficient and showed an excellent grasp on both the law and the facts at issue. He was available when I needed him and was very good at explaining the often complex issues involved. I highly recommend Brent and his firm.”

Michael L.

“If you are looking for an attorney, Daniel Shaffer is excellent. He is not only highly effective and bright, but is also a thoughtful and caring individual. Dan’s legal expertise has helped me and my family immensely, and we couldn’t be more grateful. He and his team are wonderful to work with!”

J and G H - 2017

We Handle Auto Accident Cases in Durango

According to Department of Transportation (DOT) statistics, Colorado sees over 120,000 car accidents every year. La Plata County alone saw a little over 1,200 car accidents in 2018. These collisions can leave accident victims with a serious injury and thousands of dollars in medical bills.

Some of the more common car accidents include:Car Accident

  • Side-impact collisions
  • Head-on crashes
  • Sideswipes
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rollovers

Haggling with an insurance company is very difficult and time consuming. Don’t waste your time and patience on the phone with them.

Accident victims need to spend their time focusing on their recovery, so they would benefit from hiring a Durango personal injury lawyer to assist.

Wrongful Death Can Be Easier When You Get To Grieve and We Get To Work

Sometimes, an accident victim suffers fatal injuries. But this does not mean that their personal injury lawsuit dies with them. Instead, Colorado law allows surviving families to bring a lawsuit when another person’s wrongful conduct caused the death. These lawsuits often provide vitally important compensation to family members in their hour of need.

Wrongful death cases are different from criminal trials. For one, the defendant will not go to jail if found responsible for the death. Instead, family members receive money damages for things like lost wages, lost benefits, and the loss of comfort, care, love, and companionship. The amount of money will depend on the circumstances.

For another, the prosecutor does not bring the lawsuit. Instead, a surviving spouse has the sole right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the first year after death. In the second year, both the spouse and any surviving children will be able to file. If there is no spouse and no children, then parents can file the lawsuit.

Wrongful death cases are complicated. Family members do not always have a right to sue. Instead, we need to fully analyze the surrounding circumstances and determine whether the death was wrongful. If so, we can help family members assemble evidence and go into the right court to file.

Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents happen in a variety of contexts and lead to serious injuries. A person could slip and fall in a place of business, like a pharmacy or grocery store. They could also slip and fall in parking lots and on sidewalks. Ice and snow accumulation are real hazards during the winter, and rainwater can cause leaves and other debris to become slick in the spring and summer.

At our firm, we have represented clients injured in slip and fall accidents in businesses, on private residences, and in public buildings. Each of these cases is somewhat different and requires meeting different rules and negotiating with different entities.

However, all slip and fall cases revolved around many common factual issues, such as what caused the hazard that led to the slip and whether the property owner knew about it. We encourage you to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.

Our Durango Personal Injury Lawyers Are Here for You

Colorado gives injured victims a tight deadline for protecting their rights in court. For this reason, it is vital that accident victims and/or their families contact a law firm for assistance.

Cimarron Ridge Legal Group has helped men and women in Durango get the compensation they need to bravely face the future. We will bring legal claims against all individuals and entities (including businesses) that should have avoided injuring you. For help, please call us today to schedule your free consultation.

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