Grand Junction Injury Attorney
Grand Junction Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injuries can lead to significant financial, emotional, and physical consequences. From car accidents to slip and falls, suffering an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness can end in hardship — but under Colorado law, you can collect compensation for your damages through a lawsuit or insurance claim.
The attorneys at Jordan Law can help you file the claim necessary to collect the funds you need to recover. We will advocate tirelessly on your behalf for the maximum possible settlement.
Does Your Case Qualify as a Personal Injury?
Typically, personal injury cases occur when one person suffers harm as a result of an accident or injury, and another person’s actions may have caused this harm. Proving a personal injury case relies on the theory of negligence, which states that someone’s actions breached his or her duty of care to the victim, directly causing the accident.
Personal injury can occur as a result of a number of accidents, including car accidents, wrongful death, and slip and falls. However, not all of these accidents occur due to negligence.
To determine if your case qualifies for a personal injury lawsuit, it is best to contact an attorney at Jordan Law. Our lawyers will examine the circumstances surrounding your case, determine if negligence likely occurred, and explain your legal options to you.
What Damages Can You Collect in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In a civil lawsuit, you can collect two main types of damages associated with your personal injury: economic and non-economic damages. In some cases, you may qualify for punitive damages as well.
Economic damages involve the tangible, out-of-pocket losses you suffer due to the accident. These may include past and future medical bills, surgeries, physical therapy, and disability accommodations. You may also recover funds for property damage, lost wages, and medications.
On the other hand, non-economic damages are the emotional losses you cannot quantify with a receipt or invoice. These may include chronic pain, the loss of quality of life, disfigurement, and mental anguish. Non-economic damages also apply to the development of mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.
Courts assign punitive damages to punish the at-fault party and discourage bad behavior, not to compensate you for a specific loss. You are eligible for punitive damages if the at-fault party acted in a way that was fraudulent, malicious, or exhibited willful and wanton conduct. The amount of punitive damages you receive cannot exceed your actual damages.