Every day, someone is injured in Colorado due to the negligent or reckless conduct of another. These injuries cause considerable pain and force many people to miss work as they recover at home or in the hospital.

At Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, we help injured victims when someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct has harmed them. In your moment of need, hire an experienced attorney who can fight for the maximum compensation allowed under the law.


Personal Injury

Personal injury is a broad field of law that covers accidents that cause physical injuries. Many of our clients are injured when another person or business entity has acted without sufficient care. Victims can suffer serious, painful injuries that include:

  • Burns
  • Scarring
  • Nerve damage
  • Contusions
  • Sprains or strains
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Herniated discs
  • Back injuries

Fortunately, many victims can qualify for compensation to cover the cost of their medical care. Additional compensation might be available to replace lost income or lost wages, repair damaged property, and compensate for pain and suffering. Please contact a Palisade personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in an accident. We will analyze whether you have a claim and identify possible defendants.


“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.”

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“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.”

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“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!”

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Car Accident Cases We Handle in Grand Junction

Our Palisade personal injury lawyers have deep experience in car accidents, including head-on collisions, sideswipes, rollovers, rear-end crashes, and T-bone wrecks. We have tackled accidents caused by drunk drivers, reckless drivers, and distracted motorists. We can analyze which insurance policy applies to cover the accident and maximize the amount that our clients take home.

Colorado is a “fault” state, which means that the driver who is responsible for the accident must pay compensation to victims. For this reason, Colorado requires that motorists carry bodily injury liability insurance, along with property damage coverage. These policies kick in when the motorist is to blame for injuring someone else.

Other insurance policies in play might include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, medical payments, and business liability. Only an experienced attorney can review all policies and decide which ones to make a claim on.

Wrongful Death

Some accidents are so severe that the victim dies from his or her injuries. Fortunately, Colorado law preserves the right of certain family members to step into the victim’s shoes and bring a lawsuit for wrongful death. A wrongful death is any caused by the negligent, reckless, intentional, or otherwise wrongful conduct of another person or entity.

This is a civil suit, not a criminal one, so the prosecutor does not file charges. Instead, Colorado law gives the surviving spouse the sole right to file a wrongful death suit in the first year after the death. In the second year, any surviving children can also sue.

Many of our clients have brought a lawsuit for the death of a spouse, child, or parent. Any person or entity that has contributed to the death could be on the hook for damages.

Compensation is available for a variety of financial and non-financial losses, including:

  • Cost of medical care
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost earnings and benefits
  • Loss of services provided by the deceased
  • Grief and sorrow
  • Loss of companionship and love

No amount of money can ever take the place of a loved one, but the person who caused the death should be held accountable. Wrongful death lawsuits are a key part of obtaining justice for our clients.

Slip and Fall Accidents

People can slip and fall on ice, snow, spilled liquids, and worn carpet treads. When they fall, they can suffer serious injuries.

A person who owns or occupies property in Palisade owes duties to those who visit to keep the property safe. The precise duties depend on the circumstances, such as:

  • The status of the visitor. A person invited onto the property is owed the highest duty of care, whereas others are owed lesser duties.
  • The hazard that caused a person to slip and fall.
  • How long the hazard existed on the property and whether the property owner knew about it.
  • Whether the owner or occupier created the hazard.
  • Whether the hazard was obvious to the visitor, who should have avoided it.

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Our Palisade personal injury lawyers can review all relevant facts and decide whether our clients have a legitimate case to bring.

If you have been injured in an accident, you might not know where to turn. We can help. The team at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group has negotiated many favorable settlements for our clients. We have also successfully brought lawsuits when settlement proved impossible. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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