Telluride is a former mining town that is now world famous for its skiing, hospitality, and annual film festival. Thousands of people live and work in Telluride, and many more visit our town to enjoy the scenery and amenities.
With so much activity, accidents are inevitable. Unfortunately, innocent victims can suffer life-altering injuries that leave them laid up for weeks and months.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact one of our Telluride personal injury lawyers at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group today. We can spring into action to protect your rights to compensation.
Personal Injury Accidents In Grand Junction
Accidents can happen anywhere—on the street, at work, at the doctor’s, and on the ski slope. One second a person is going about their business, and the next they are on the ground in considerable pain.
Our Telluride personal injury lawyers have helped people obtain compensation when they have suffered any of the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations, and abrasions
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Nerve damage
- Head injuries
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Back injury
- Joint injuries
- Spinal column injury
These injuries not only cause disabling pain, but they can lead to depression, anxiety, and other emotional distress. Fortunately, our attorneys can fight for compensation to cover the cost of medical care, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
“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 Grand Junction
In 2018, San Miguel County saw 179 accidents. This is relatively few compared to other counties, but injured victims can still have their lives turned upside down.
Our lawyers have handled all types of car accidents, including:
- Hit and runs
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving
- Head-on collisions
- T-bones or side-impact crashes
- Rear-end collisions
- Road defects or hazards
Receiving fair compensation after a car accident can be difficult. Many of our clients are struck by drivers who have insufficient insurance, leaving them in a lurch. Our Telluride auto accident lawyers understand the best process for negotiating settlements and can fully identify all parties to blame for a wreck.
Colorado Revised Statute 13-21-202 allows lawsuits when a person is killed by the wrongful, negligent, or intentional conduct of another person. This is an important law, otherwise those responsible could escape liability because their victims died.
Wrongful death lawsuits are hard to bring. There are strict limits on who can file the suit, with the surviving spouse retaining the sole right in the first year. If there is no spouse, then children can file. Parents can file suit in certain circumstances as well.
The purpose of a wrongful death case is to compensate for all the financial and non-financial losses family members suffer, including:
- Income your loved one would have earned had he or she survived
- Lost benefits, such as health insurance
- Lost services, such as cooking, cleaning, or childcare provided by your deceased loved one
- Loss of companionship, love, and care
Valuing a wrongful death claim requires experience in this area of law since there are so many factors at play. The lawyers at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group can estimate the amount of compensation that our clients might receive for the death of a beloved family member.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A person can suffer serious bodily injuries when they slip in fall in a store, pharmacy, or public building. Others fall on someone’s private property, such as a neighbor’s or family member’s home.
Slip and falls have many causes:
- Accumulated condensation
- Spilled liquids
- Debris, like paper or food peelings
- Worn carpet treads
- Loose tiles
- Poorly constructed staircases
Not every fall warrants a lawsuit. Instead, our Telluride slip and fall lawyers will analyze whether the property owner used the necessary care as required by CRS §13-21-115. Our analysis will focus on why you were on the property:
- Invitee. The property owner owes a duty to take reasonable care to protect an invitee from hazards they knew about or should have known about. Business customers are invitees under the law.
- Licensee. A licensee is someone permitted to come onto the property and stay for their own convenience. Most social guests fall under this category. A property owner owes a duty to use reasonable care to address most hazards they know about.
- Trespasser. If you come and stay onto the property without permission, then you are trespassing. A property owner only owes a duty not to deliberately or willfully injure a trespasser.
Often, there are disputes about the victim’s status and whether the property owner took reasonable precautions. A lawyer’s help is beneficial to making a strong case.
Contact Us Today
Cimarron Ridge Legal Group is committed to protecting the rights of victims following an accident. However, Colorado law gives victims a short amount of time to sue. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.