Personal Injury Law in Colorado
Personal injury cases in Colorado require plaintiffs to prove that the injurer was in the wrong. In other words, the injurer committed an obvious breaking of a law that directly relates to the injury.
Colorado uses a modified comparative negligence law. This means that if anything resulting in the outcome of the accident at hand happens to be the plaintiff’s fault then the amount they can be awarded is reduced by their amount of fault. The person who is 50 or more percent at fault is entitled to nothing. If more than one person caused the injury, they are all responsible for monetary losses varying based on their own percentages of fault.
In Colorado consumer product cases have strict liability law in effect, this can, in some cases, make the producer of the product at fault regardless of whether it is actually his/her fault. Plaintiffs must prove that the product was hazardously flawed, was used in the manner it was supposed to be, and that the flaw cause the plaintiff to be hurt either physically or mentally.
Colorado defendants in a personal injury lawsuit are responsible for a number of things in most cases. For example, they are responsible for any payments made by the plaintiff relating to the personal injury case, any funds lost by the suing party, any personal property damage, any bodily injuries or permanent personal damage, any pain either physical or emotional, and any other costs due to the personal injury lawsuit at hand, not including attorney’s fees which are paid by the plaintiff out of the total settlement amount.
The amount that can be received for non-monetary injuries is limited in Colorado, the amounts can be limited from $250,000 to $936,000. Monetary losses have no limitation.
In the case of medical malpractice it is always best to consult with an expert in the medical field in which the injury has occurred.
The statute of limitations in Colorado for personal injury cases is two years, meaning that if there is no lawsuit filed within the first two years after the incident then there cannot be a lawsuit. Consult a qualified Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer to see if you have a valid case before entering into any kind of lawsuit.
The article presented above is based on the best available data available and is for informational purposes only. Consult a qualified personal injury attorney before relying on any information presented here.
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