Personal injuries are devastating. Many people need expensive medical care at the same moment that they are too injured to continue working. All of this stress can impede a person’s recovery and take a toll on their family.

If you have been injured in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation, but only an experienced Fruita personal injury lawyer can determine whether you are. Please reach out to Cimarron Ridge Legal Group today. We have strong experience in all areas of personal injury law and can help you get your case started.


Personal Injury in Fruita, Colorado

Most of our clients have suffered bodily injuries in an accident that was not their fault. Their injuries range from relatively minor cuts and bruises that require a week of rest to life-changing personal disability. For example, we have experience helping those injured by:

  • Cuts, lacerations, and abrasions;
  • Burns;
  • Sprains, strains, and contusions;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Neck injuries;
  • Head injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Herniated discs;
  • Amputations;
  • Paralysis;
  • Spinal cord damage.

Many injuries carry a risk of complications, so immediate medical treatment is necessary. A cut or burn can easily become infected if not cleaned, which might enter the bloodstream. A heady injury could lead to swelling of the brain, which might even result in death.

There is also an emotional side to physical injuries. The pain and inconvenience associated with them can lead to anxiety, depression, frustration, embarrassment, and irritability. This suffering and emotional distress qualifies for compensation.


“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

Auto Accidents

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, Mesa County saw 2,652 crashes in 2018, with May and October as the most dangerous months. These accidents had many causes, but driver error is a common one. Too many drivers are going too fast or failing to follow other rules of the road. Their negligent and reckless actions endanger others.

At our firm, we have experience in all sorts of car accidents, including head-on collisions, fender benders, sideswipes, and T-bones. We have sued negligent, drunk, and distracted drivers for the accidents that they cause. If a defective road or vehicle contributed to a wreck, we know how to pursue those claims as well.

Colorado is a “fault” state, which means that drivers must carry liability insurance. This only pays compensation if the victim was not at fault for the wreck. Establishing fault is complicated, but our lawyers can help pull together the necessary evidence.

Wrongful Death

Some victims do not survive their accidents, succumbing instantly or after weeks or months of struggle. If your loved one has passed after an accident, please contact us. You might be able to receive compensation.

Wrongful death cases are complicated, and the Colorado statute is especially complex. It grants only certain family members the ability to sue at certain times. Rather than guess whether you have a claim, let an attorney analyze the facts.

No amount of compensation can ever replace a dearly departed loved one. However, money is all a court can give you, and many of our clients have received compensation for what their loved one would have earned in wages and benefits had they lived. Some clients also receive damages for the loss of love and companionship.

Slip & Fall Accidents in Fruita

You might have slipped and fallen when going to the grocery store, post office, or other establishment. Or you could have fallen in public, such as while trying to traverse an icy sidewalk. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries when victims fall and strike their heads or backs on the ground.

A slip and fall case turns on whether the landowner used reasonable care, but the standard will depend on why the victim was on the property. For example, if you were invited onto the property, then Colorado Revised Statute § 13-21-115(3)(c)(1) states you can sue only if the landowner failed to use reasonable care to protect you from dangers he knew or should have known about. Other visitors—such as social guests or trespassers—are owed different duties.

Many of our clients slip and fall on debris, snow, ice, and spilled liquids. Worn carpeting or loose tiles can also contribute to falls. We can analyze whether the landowner knew of the danger and what actions they took to protect you.

Our clients have obtained compensation to cover many losses, but the law gives them a short window of time to make a claim. Contact Cimarron Ridge Legal Group as soon as possible to review your case. Our consultations are free.

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