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At Klein Frank, P.C., we strive to provide the legal assistance people need to move forward after serious injury or abuse. Our Boulder personal injury attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience and we’re dedicated to improving the lives of the individuals we represent. Together, we’ve fought against large corporations and we’ve helped countless clients secure the results they deserve. Our firm’s core values include: courage, skill, honesty, commitment, and paying it forward. We carry these values through every case we handle, always thinking outside the box in an effort to help our clients secure the compensation they deserve.
In Colorado, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim or you may lose your right to recover compensation. If your injury resulted from a car accident the statute of limitations changes to three years from the date of the accident. While Colorado does recognize some exceptions to the statute of limitations, it is best to file a claim as soon as possible. Find out how these laws may affect your case.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another you are most likely considering filing a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim can help you recover the compensation needed to move on with your life, as well as secure the justice you deserve. Filing a personal injury claim can be an important step in your recovery journey, however, most people do not know how personal injury claims work. The basic steps of a personal injury case are:
- Receive medical treatment or diagnoses
- Contact an attorney
- Your attorney sends a demand letter
- Litigation phase
- Trial and conclusion
The first and most natural step is to seek medical attention after an accident. This includes scenarios where you don’t believe you have been injured enough to seek medical attention. For example, many car accident victims suffer soft tissue injuries that can take days or even weeks to fully show how severe they are. If such an injury victim were to settle their case before the full severity of their injuries were known, they most likely will be unable to recover enough compensation to cover their medical expenses.
The next step is to contact your attorney who will in turn investigate your case. The Boulder personal injury attorneys at Klein Frank are experienced in investigating personal injury cases. A proper investigation includes interviewing witnesses, securing surveillance footage if possible, collecting police reports, and more. Once a case is investigated your attorney will send what is called a demand letter. This letter is a formal legal demand for compensation. Most personal injury cases are settled in this step. For the minority of cases that are not, the case will into a litigation phase where the case will be tried in court.
Our team understands that pursuing a personal injury claim can be a daunting decision for many people. When you turn to Klein Frank, P.C. you can rest assured you are in good hands. Our firm is backed by more than 60 years of combined experience and is dedicated to providing personalized, relentless representation for those that have been injured. Call our firm today to learn more about how we can help you.
Can a Personal Injury Case Be Appealed?
When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, there are two ways the case can be resolved: through negotiating a settlement and through litigating the case in court. Plaintiffs who opt for the former may receive a lesser amount than they might receive through litigation, but litigating the case means that there is a chance the plaintiff won’t receive any money at all if a jury rules in favor of the defendant. However, if this happens, the plaintiff may have recourse. Whereas settlements cannot be appealed or reopened, judgments obtained through litigation may be able to be appealed.
Appeals do not automatically occur if you lose your personal injury case. The process only begins when your attorney files a notice of appeal, which is typically soon followed by a Motion to Dismiss the Appeal from the defendant’s attorney. It is possible that your case might be dismissed before it ever takes off, in which case you might end up having to pay for the defendant’s (or, in this case, “appellee”) legal fees and court costs. If the judgment given was in your favor, it is possible the defendant might be the one who chooses to file an appeal. Regardless of who files for an appeal, however, both sides should ready themselves for a lengthy process; appeals can be tedious and time-consuming. No two cases are the same, of course, but appeals typically take anywhere from two to three years, though it all depends on the specific circumstances and details.
The appellate court can do any of the following actions when the time comes:
- Their judgment might reverse the lower court’s decision
- They might affirm the lower court’s decision
- They might send the case back for further proceedings
The losing party might be able to further appeal to the state’s Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court. Given the high volume of requests higher courts receive, they tend to only grant reviews to cases that involve unsettled questions of law. The U.S. Supreme Court can only handle cases that raise federal or constitutional issues.
At Klein Frank, P.C., we're committed to the individuals we represent. It's our mission to help people overcome situations that seem impossible. Backed by more than 60 years of combined experience, we know that the best results aren't always the fastest ones - and we're willing to fight as long as it takes to secure a favorable result on your behalf.
We understand our clients are going through emotionally trying times. We believe in taking a personalized approach to the cases we handle to ensure clients receive the customized care needed to meet their unique circumstances. When an individual works with our firm, his or her case will not be handled by a paralegal or assistant. Our attorneys are actively involved in every single case, and we take a personal interest in each client we work with.
We limit our caseload to ensure every client receives the undivided attorney commitment and supportive care they deserve. In addition, we bring a unique level of creativity to every case in order to help our clients secure the most favorable results possible. No matter what the case entails or how serious the injuries may be, our lawyers work tirelessly to devise a course of action most likely to yield a favorable outcome. You do not have to work through this trying time on your own—our attorneys are here to listen to you and do what we can to help you move forward.
We care about the individuals we represent, and we care about the well-being of our community as a whole. We believe in going above and beyond our legal duties to offer a helping hand to those in need, both in and out of the courtroom. For years, we've been involved in anti-human trafficking work, and we're also passionate about helping refugees find the help, safety, and housing they need.
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We want our clients to know they are working with a team committed to achieving favorable outcomes. We're serious about getting results for even the most complex cases, and we will stop at nothing in our pursuit of justice. Seeing to it that our clients recover maximum compensation for their pain and suffering is our ultimate goal.