Mintz Law Firm
Thornton Personal Injury Attorneys
Regardless of the circumstances, sustaining an injury because of someone else’s carelessness is extremely difficult and can often have long-lasting effects. While no amount of money can ever truly make up for the harm sustained, the personal injury lawyers at Mintz Law Firm can help you fight for the monetary compensation you need to help ease the financial burden caused by the accident. A personal injury claim can help cover medical costs, loss of wages, and other losses related to your injury. At Mintz Law, we will work diligently to get you the best possible results to help relieve some of your financial burdens.
What Type of Cases Fall Under Personal Injury?
When a person is harmed because of someone else’s carelessness, they may be able to pursue a personal injury claim to obtain monetary awards as compensation for the harm they suffered. Personal injury cases often involve these types of accidents:
Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents don’t just mean typical car accidents. They can also include:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Simply being in a car accident or any of the accidents above doesn’t mean you have a personal injury claim. One or multiple drivers must have behaved negligently to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. Negligence involves a driver being reckless, careless, or even malicious while driving. This can include behaviors such as:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Not using turn signals
- Not following right-of-way laws
Motor vehicle accidents often rely on the reports of the drivers involved. Therefore, it can be difficult to figure out who is truly responsible. Furthermore, Colorado is a comparative negligence state, meaning that a claimant (the injured person) can file a claim even if they are partially responsible. Determining what percentage of blame each driver has can be tricky. Fortunately, an experienced lawyer can help you determine liability and help you navigate your claim to recover maximum compensation.
Slip-and-fall accidents may not sound serious. People slip or trip every day and walk away without a scratch, but the reality is that this kind of accident can have severe consequences. People can suffer the following injuries:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Broken bones
- Hip fractures
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Tendon or ligament tears
- Traumatic brain injuries
People who suffer harm due to a slip-and-fall accident have to file a certain type of personal injury claim known as premises liability. Premises liability law deals with the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain their premises reasonably safe. When a property owner fails to keep their property safe or provide proper warning of the potential risk, they can be held liable for someone being harmed on their property.
Proving that a property owner was negligent can be complicated, but while the burden of proof may be on you, you don’t need to do it alone. A qualified premises liability lawyer knows what negligence looks like in slip-and-fall cases and can obtain the necessary evidence to build a strong claim and get you the best possible outcome.
Medical Malpractice Incidents
Doctors and nearly all medical professionals take an oath and a legal responsibility to do no harm, but sometimes they fail short of those standards. When medical professionals fail to meet the standard of care they’re supposed to, patients can face life-altering consequences. The effects of medical malpractice can be life-long physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Common types of medical malpractice incidents include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Childbirth injuries
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to treat
Our medical team is meant to help protect our health, not harm it. Whether it was an accident or a purposeful action, their negligence can cause irreversible harm. No amount of money can make up for their mistakes, but recovering financial compensation can help victims and their families have the financial support they need to move forward.
Hospitals and other medical institutions are equipped with the legal team and resources needed to tackle these kinds of cases, which can feel daunting. However, with the right attorney, you can be confident in your legal representation and that they’re fighting to ensure your rights are protected.
Product Malfunctioning or Defective Accidents
When a product manufacturer or seller inflicts an injury on a buyer because of a manufacturing defect or design flaw, consumers can hold those responsible through a product liability claim. Six of the most common product liability claims are:
- Auto parts: Vehicles need their design and parts to work perfectly to ensure the driver's safety and others on the road. When auto part defects occur in the engine, brakes, airbags, or other parts, it can lead to devastating and sometimes fatal accidents.
- Medical devices: Medical devices are meant to help improve health, not worsen it, but a medical device that malfunctions can have fatal consequences.
- Lawn equipment: Lawn equipment is already dangerous, some with very sharp blades, and if the equipment doesn’t operate the way it’s meant to, it can cause serious harm.
- Children’s toys: Toys can help entertain children and even help them develop important skills. Parents trust the toys their children play with to be safe, and when they’re not, it can be devastating.
Consumers trust that the products they’re buying are safe, and when that trust is broken, they have the right to hold those responsible liable for the harm they caused. You may be unsure if you have a product liability case, as sometimes we think it was our own fault for not following instructions. However, if the product wasn’t designed well or malfunctioned, that is not on you. Contact a product liability lawyer so they can assess the validity of your case and help you collect the necessary information and evidence to build a strong claim.
Contact an Experienced Thornton Personal Injury Lawyer at Mintz Law Firm
Dealing with the aftermath of a personal injury accident can be a lot emotionally, mentally, and physically, and tackling a personal injury claim doesn’t reduce that strain. Mintz Law Firm is here to make sure you have the legal representation you need so you can focus on your recovery and feel confident that your claim is in good hands. Our determined and passionate personal injury lawyers have the experience, skills, and resources necessary to help you build a strong case so you can recover the fair and just compensation you are owed.
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