D.J. Banovitz, a personal injury attorney in Littleton knows that when it comes to accidents, victims share a common ground – negligence. Actions such reckless or distracted driving or property owners not tending to the physical condition of their establishments can cause someone to sustain a serious or even fatal injury.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, our firm can help you file a personal injury claim in Colorado.
Establishing Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim
In order to seek compensation for injuries sustained, you must be able to establish that negligence was the cause. This means providing proof that demonstrates the accident or incident leading up to or causing your injuries was preventable.
The circumstances of negligence will depend on the specific type of personal injury claim you are pursuing. You may be able to file a claim against an individual, an entity, business, government or even a third party.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
The most common type of claim to file is one resulting from a car accident. If another driver acted in a negligent manner and it resulted in you suffering injuries, he or she could be held liable.
Pedestrian, truck and bicycle accidents are other common types of personal injury claims that are filed. While the circumstances may be different, they all usually stem from the careless or reckless actions of another person.
Some examples of negligence that can lead to any one of these kinds of accidents include:
- reckless driving (excessive speeding, DUI, road rage);
- distracted driving (talking on cell phone, texting, using a GPS); and
- traffic violations (running a red light, failing to yield).
Another type of personal injury claim that may be filed is one stemming from a slip and fall accident. If you were seriously injured while on someone else’s property and it was caused by negligent actions, the owner could be held liable. Examples of negligent actions on a property include inadequate lighting, broken steps and wet floors. This type of accident can happen in a grocery store, mall, retail store or virtually anywhere else.
Consulting a Littleton Personal Injury Attorney
When you believe that the negligence of someone else caused you or someone you love to sustain serious, disabling or life-threatening injuries, you should get in touch with D.J. Banovitz at 303-300-5060. A personal injury attorney can evaluate the details of your situation to determine if you have a valid claim. You can also prepare for your case by ordering a copy of our free guide 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Colorado Injury Case.