Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident? If so, you might be entitled to compensation. Many accidents leave victims with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and with injuries so severe that they cannot return to work. At times like these, our clients need money to help them cover their bills and stay in their homes.

Contact Cimarron Ridge Legal Group. Our team of Montrose personal injury lawyers have the experience necessary to obtain fair compensation for our clients.


Montrose Personal Injury Lawyers Are Here To Help

Personal injury is a broad area of law that usually covers the area of negligence. Everyone in Colorado owes a duty of reasonable care to those who they might injure. When a person fails to live up to this duty, they can be liable for an accident.

Negligence happens in many contexts. A person who throws a baseball and strikes his neighbor in the head might have been negligent. A doctor who fails to make a proper diagnosis can also be negligent. The question is always whether their lack of due care injured someone.

Some accidents leave only minor nicks and scrapes. But others can cause life-changing injuries. Our clients need compensation to help them cover past, present, and future medical bills as well as lost income. When a person is permanently disabled, then the economic cost of the injury can be substantial.


“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 Accident Cases We Handle in Montrose

Montrose sees its fair share of accidents. According to state statistics, Montrose County saw 715 collisions in 2018, and the numbers have been fairly constant over the years. When someone drives in a careless or reckless manner, they endanger everyone on the road.

Car Crash

Some of the more common accidents we see include:

  • Drunk driving;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Fatigue;
  • Driver error;
  • Speeding;
  • Tailgating;
  • Illegal passing;
  • Failure to yield; and
  • Road defects.

To obtain compensation, a victim will need to carefully document the circumstances of the accident and then quickly give us a call. Car insurers are not anxious to pay out favorable settlements to injured victims, but the more time we have to build a case the better.

Wrongful Death

Colorado Revised Statute § 13-21-202 defines a wrongful death as one caused by the neglect, default, or wrongful act of another person. This definition covers a variety of situations, including those who die in accidents as well as those killed by reckless or intentional conduct.

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At our firm, we have helped bring many wrongful death cases for:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Premises liability claims
  • Negligent security
  • Medical malpractice

No amount of money can ever truly compensate for the death of a loved one. However, money is all a court can give family members, and money can help your family survive the expenses that come with an untimely death. In this type of lawsuit, our clients seek compensation to make up for certain financial losses, such as income your loved one would have earned had she or he lived. You might also receive compensation to cover other losses like loss of companionship and care.

Wrongful death cases must be filed promptly and by the right person. In the first year after death, a surviving spouse has the sole ability to bring this claim. After a year, then surviving children may also file. Parents can only file if there is no spouse or children.

Wrongful death cases sometimes arise from criminal cases, or there might be no criminal case filed. You need a lawyer who can look out for your best interests.

Slip & Fall Accidents

A person can suffer serious injury when they slip on something and land on their back or strike their head on the ground or another object. Many people slip and fall inside buildings but also outside, particularly during the winter months.

Workplace Injury

For example, a person might slip and fall on:

  • Spilled liquids
  • Condensation
  • Rainwater
  • Paper or other debris
  • Worn carpeting
  • Snow
  • Ice

A slip and fall case turns on whether the property owner knew of the hazard or should have known of it. All premises occupiers owe a duty of care to those who visit their property, but many are negligent. In certain situations, a property owner should fix a hazard promptly or at least warn the public about it.

Contact a Montrose Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Cimarron Ridge Legal Group has spent decades representing injured victims in the Montrose area. We are proud of the work we do on the community and have obtained favorable compensation for many accident victims. Please call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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