Aspen Personal Injury Attorneys
Protecting Your Rights After an Accident
After individuals have been injured in accidents, it’s not long before they’re contacted by insurance companies seeking to settle their cases quickly before victims are able to learn just how much compensation they’re entitled to go after. Insurance companies seek to avoid taking full responsibility and having to pay those they’re supposed to protect, and they often use whatever victims say on the phone against them if they file an injury claim. Though you may assume your accident is clear-cut and your entitlement to compensation is solid, the reality is that you may need extensive evidence to prove your injuries were caused by negligence. Doehling Law provides dedicated legal representation to those in their time of need after an accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Aspen have more than four decades of experience aiding clients and can listen to your story when you call. We can educate you on your rights and stand up to at-fault parties and insurance companies on your behalf, including powerful entities like ski lodges and companies, which are abundant in a resort town like Aspen.
Contact our team online or by phone at (970) 292-7171 to schedule a free consultation. We also serve clients in Grand Junction, Colorado, as well as in Eastern Utah.
Our Injury Services
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by negligence or carelessness, you may be eligible to seek compensation for damages, even for injuries you may consider minor. Common injuries our clients suffer from include abrasions and bruises, whiplash, sprains and fractures, broken and crushed bones and limbs, amputations, burns, internal bleeding, spinal cord and neck injuries, and head and brain injuries. Even injuries that begin as minor, like headaches, can evolve and worsen over time into serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
We’ve successfully settled claims that include:
- Auto accidents
- Burn injuries
- Defective drugs
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Explosion cases
- Government benefits claims
- Medical malpractice
- Minor settlements
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
- Skiing accidents
- Stray voltage electricity cases
- Workers’ comp and third-party claims
- Wrongful death
There are countless different types of accidents that can occur, all of which involve different kinds of treatment and support. Our law firm has worked on various types of accident cases and knows what evidence and tact we need to strengthen your individual claim.
What is Colorado’s Statue of Limitations?
One crucial part of filing a personal injury claim after an accident is determining how much time you have to pursue compensation. Each state has its own statute of limitations, or a time window for injured individuals to pursue justice. If you wait too long before asserting your rights, you may lose them and your opportunity to hold guilty parties responsible for their actions. This can result in you losing thousands of dollars needed to treat and recover from your injuries and can have a lasting negative impact on you and your family.
In Colorado, most personal injury cases have a statute of limitations of two years. In most cases, this means that you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim, though there are some exception.
The two-year statute of limitations applies to common cases including:
- Ski accidents
- Premises-related accidents like slip and fall cases
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Other accidents resulting in traumatic injuries
Aspen is known nationwide and even around the world for its premier skiing resorts and lodges. Every year, millions of people travel from out-of-town on weekends and during vacations to take part in our region’s ski season. Unfortunately, this also means the number of accidents involving skiing and snowboarding increase, too.
If you’ve been injured in a ski accident, there’s a chance you can recover damages if your accident was caused by negligence. Negligence can be caused by another skier you crashed into, a resort that has failed to keep their premises safe, or even the company that designed your broken or faulty equipment. If you’ve been injured as a skier, don’t hesitate to utilize our free consultation to learn more about your options.
Learn more about your rights by calling our Aspen personal injury attorneys at (970) 292-7171 to discuss your potential injury case.