With decades of experience representing everyday individuals who have been victims of personal injury, Klein Frank, P.C. can be relied on to fight for your rights to compensation after you’ve been injured in an accident caused by negligent actions. Our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to serving families and individuals in Colorado, including Aspen. Our team is comprised of Board Certified Trial Lawyers who are recognized among peers and in communities throughout the state for our work and successful track record. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, pedestrian accident, or ski and snowboarding accident, we have solutions that can put you on the path to recovery when you call us. When you work with our firm, you can rest assured knowing you’ll work directly with our lawyers and receive honest communication.
Contact our team online or by phone at (303) 448-8884 to take advantage of your free consultation. Our team has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients and can use our experience to help you, too.
If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t hesitate to call our firm. Our team of attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the injured and pursuing the justice and compensation you and your family deserve in order to recover. Backed by 60+ years of experience and a track record of success, you have nothing to lose by contacting us! We offer free, no-obligation consultations to those seeking an initial meeting.
Aspen is known in the country and around the world as one of the best ski resort towns. The 2015-2016 ski season alone saw more than 7.4 million visits. As a result, the community is largely populated by tourists during the season, which is why many of our personal injury cases involve pedestrian accidents, car accidents, and ski and snowboarding accidents.
- Pedestrian Accidents: The streets in tourist towns are often crowded with pedestrians who are exploring the area. With numerous individuals crossing major intersections and walking on the side of the road, drivers need to be more alert. Pedestrian accidents often occur when people are struck by cars while crossing the street or side-swept on the side of the road, and are more likely to happen at night, when it can be more difficult to see people outside.
- Car Accidents : Aspen roads are more clogged with traffic during the ski season, which creates more opportunities for accidents. Common car accident types include rear-ending, head-on collisions, and T-bone accidents. Distracted driving, reckless driving, and intoxicated driving most often contribute to these accidents, though the fact that many drivers in Aspen are tourists can account for accidents, too. Tourists are less familiar with a city’s unique traffic laws and less likely to be alert when they’re sight-seeing while driving. Mountainous roads also have their own unique obstacles, like sharp turns and icy or snowy surfaces that can be challenging to navigate.
- Ski & Snowboarding Accidents: All sports injuries are fairly common, but if you were injured in a ski or snowboarding accident caused by negligence, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation. If you collided with a skier or snowboarding who was acting carelessly, were injured on a poorly maintained mountain terrain, or your instructor failed their duty of care to protect you, you can file a personal injury claim. Some skiing and snowboarding accidents are caused by defective products.
Damages in Personal Injury Cases
While an attorney will not be able to tell you how much compensation you will be able to recover since that differs from case to case and is ultimately up to the court, the basics of what compensation types are available to pursue remain the same in every case. The categories of compensation an injury victim can pursue and recover compensation for are called damages. There are three basic types of damages, economic, non-economic and punitive damages. Depending on your case you may be able to pursue compensation for all three types of damages. Both economic and non-economic, are similar in that their main purpose is to recover losses the injury victim has suffered. Together these types of damages are called compensatory damages. These damages can include:
We can recover the following damages through our legal advocacy:
- Medical bills, including ambulance rides, hospital stays, medications, and more
- Lost wages and future earning capacity
- Property damage, including the costs of car repairs
- Pain and suffering
The last type of damage, punitive damages are different from compensatory damages in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party. While not often awarded, the purpose behind punitive damages is to provide another level of justice to those wrongly injured by another’s careless actions.
How Our Aspen Team Can Help
Injuries resulting from accidents can range from minor to serious, depending on the nature of the accident. Injuries can require thousands of dollars to treat and often involve hospital stays and multiple surgeries, not to mention aftercare.
- Cuts and abrasions
- Sprains and fractures
- Broken or crushed bones
- Injuries resulting in amputations
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Head and brain injuries, including TBIs
As if the pain isn’t enough to cope with, injured individuals typically find themselves facing financial burdens that they can’t afford to lift on their own. Our attorneys are available to stand by your side and hold negligent parties responsible so we can secure the compensation you need.
The sooner you contact our Aspen personal injury attorneys, the sooner we can help you back on your feet. Call us at (303) 448-8884 so we can learn more about your injuries and begin building your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case.
According to the Colorado Revised Statutes section 13-80-102(1)(a) the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Colorado is two years. This means you have two years from the date on your accident to file a claim or you will most likely lose your right to do so. There are certain circumstances in this state that can extend or shorten the statute of limitations. For example, if your injury was caused by an employee of a governmental body you will have only six months to file a claim. To learn more about how the statute of limitations may affect your case, call our firm today. Our experienced team will fight for the compensation and justice you deserve.