Accidents can happen at any time of day, but they are always surprising. In a matter of seconds, a person’s life can be turned upside down, leaving them with heavy medical expenses and other financial losses.

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Glenwood Springs, you need an experienced attorney to help you receive compensation for your injuries. At Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, our attorneys have negotiated favorable settlements for many clients, so please contact us today.

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Personal Injury Law

Personal injury attorneys help clients who have suffered an injury to their person or reputation. Most cases involve bodily injuries sustained after a person carelessly injures them.

A key question in a personal injury case is whether the defendant has been negligent. To determine this, we must answer 4 questions:

  • Did the defendant owe you a duty of care? If you were injured on the road, then other drivers owe those nearby a duty to act carefully.
  • Did the defendant breach their duty of care? In other words, did they act carelessly?
  • Did you suffer damages? Bodily injuries that require medical treatment qualify, no matter how minor.
  • Did the defendant’s lack of care cause your injuries? There needs to be a close connection between the defendant’s conduct and the injuries you suffered.

If the answer to these 4 questions is “yes,” our lawyers can seek compensation for medical treatment, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. Even more, if the defendant’s conduct was outrageous, we can seek exemplary damages, also called “punitive damages.” This money is in addition to your compensatory damages.

We have experience bringing many types of personal injury cases:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accident
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and fall
  • Medical negligence
  • Workplace injuries

Testimonials

“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
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Auto Accidents in Glenwood Springs

Many of the cases we take are car wrecks. Colorado sees over 120,000 accidents on our roads each year, and Glenwood Springs is not exempt. Our attorneys have tackled all kinds of car accidents including:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Sideswipes
  • Side-impact crashes (T-bones)
  • Rollovers

Car accidents are usually caused by a careless driver who is not following the rules of the road. For example, a motorist might make an illegal turn or run a red light, leading directly to a crash. Innocent victims can receive compensation by making a claim on the other driver’s insurance policy.

We also have experience with hit-and-runs and accidents where the other driver is uninsured. It is sometimes possible to make a claim on our client’s insurance, especially if they have uninsured motorist coverage.

Wrongful Death

Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-21-202 allows family members to bring a lawsuit when a loved one has died wrongfully. Basically, this means a loved one died because of another person’s default, negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct.

We have handled all kinds of wrongful death lawsuits and fully understand how complicated this statute is. The law limits who can sue based on your relationship to the deceased, with a surviving spouse having the sole right to sue in the first year after death. In the second year, more people can sue, including surviving children.

No amount of money can ever replace a loved one. However, a wrongful death lawsuit tries to minimize the economic fallout people experience when someone dies. Our clients can often qualify for damages for lost income, lost benefits, lost services, and the cost of medical care to treat their loved one’s final illness or injury. Damages are available for pain and suffering, grief, and other non-economic losses.

Slip and Fall

A person can slip and fall on almost any hazard, such as:

  • Condensation
  • Ice
  • Snow
  • Loose tiles
  • Worn carpet treads
  • Spilled liquids

They might also slip because poor lighting makes it hard to see where they put their feet, or because the light is so bright that people are blinded by glare.

Our Glenwood Springs slip and fall attorneys can carefully review your accident to identify the correct party to sue. This is usually the property owner but could be someone else, such as a property management company. We will also document the hazard.

If you were injured on public property, then there are additional hoops to jump through when the government is on the other side. We can help with this type of case as well.

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Cimarron Ridge Legal Group is a leading Colorado law firm that has represented injured victims in Glenwood Springs. Call us to schedule your free, no-strings consultation so we can learn more about the accident that injured you.

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