Denver & Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

A serious accident or injury caused by another party’s negligence can turn your life upside down. If you have been injured in Colorado, you need a team of lawyers on your side with the skills and resources to help you fully recover – physically, personally, and vocationally.

Personal Injury? How Our Lawyers Can Help

personal-injuryAt The Sawaya Law Firm, our practice has been dedicated exclusively to helping injured people for more than 35 years. We have helped thousands of people in Denver, Greeley, and throughout northeastern Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Many of our attorneys, including our founding attorney, Michael G. Sawaya, have been listed among Colorado Super Lawyers®.

When you work with our firm after a serious accident, our Colorado personal injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate your accident and carefully document the facts in your case and the full extent of your injuries. We will help you get the medical care you need and actively pursue the compensation you deserve. Our experienced injury attorneys are aggressive advocates when dealing with insurance companies on your behalf.

Personal Injury Claim FAQs

Since 1977, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at The Sawaya Law Firm have been fierce advocates for people who suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence. We represent people who were hurt in car crashes, workplace accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and other types of traumatic events.   

Although every personal injury case we handle is different, we frequently answer the following questions during our free initial consultations with clients:

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?

Your initial consultation with us is free. We offer this no-obligation case evaluation so you can get a better idea of what your claim is worth and learn how our attorneys can help you.

For personal injury cases, The Sawaya Law Firm does not charge clients upfront to get started working on their claims. We will handle your claim on a contingency fee basis, meaning our legal fees will come as a percentage of the compensation you receive at the conclusion of your case. If we do not win compensation for you, we do not charge any fees.

What types of compensation can I recover in a personal injury claim?

Our Colorado personal injury attorneys will thoroughly assess your claim to determine what full and fair compensation should be in your case. This could include: 

  • Payment for medical bills, including medical costs you may incur in the future due to your injury
  • Compensation for damage to your property, such as if your car was wrecked
  • Lost income, including reduced earning capacity if you cannot go back to the same job you had before the accident
  • Payment to account for your pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, which are meant to punish the at-fault party in extreme cases
How long does it take to get a personal injury settlement?

That depends on you. The insurance company will likely offer you a low settlement quickly to try to pressure you to sign away your rights. Keep in mind that if you are coping with a serious injury, there is no way to know immediately what your future costs may be and how your life will be affected. Ideally, you should wait until your doctor decides you have reached maximum medical improvement so you can more accurately assess your situation.

As your attorney builds a case for full compensation, the insurance company may also try to drag out negotiations with the hopes that you will get tired of waiting and will accept less than what you deserve. Patience is key when it comes to pursuing just compensation for what you’ve been through.

Remember, you are in control of this process and can decide to reject or accept an offer at any time. Our attorneys are here to ensure you understand your legal rights and are negotiating from a position of strength. 

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury claim?

When dealing with an insurance company, you may feel like you can file a claim and negotiate a settlement on your own. And that may be true if you only suffered minor property damage, such as a small ding to your car. However, if you are coping with any injuries, it is worth scheduling a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.  

Assessing the damages related to personal injury claims can be complicated. And insurers have armies of lawyers on their side to help avoid paying out any more than they have to. A skilled personal injury lawyer understands insurance company strategies and will fight for the compensation you deserve. 

How does a lawyer help with a personal injury claim?

An experienced personal injury lawyer will develop a smart legal strategy and manage all the details of your claim so you can focus on healing. At The Sawaya Law Firm, you can count on our dedicated attorneys to:

  • Take over communication with the at-fault party and the insurance company
  • Contact your health care provider about the medical bills that are piling up
  • Thoroughly investigate your accident and collect all the evidence
  • Identify every potentially liable party
  • Carefully document your injuries
  • Enlist the opinions of medical and financial experts to determine just how much your injury will affect you into the future
  • Negotiate with the insurance company and be prepared to take your case to court to demand maximum compensation for you
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

Colorado law sets a time limit for how long you have to file a personal injury claim. In most cases, you have two years from the date of your injury or, in some cases, from the date you discovered your injury to file a claim. In the case of car accidents, you have three years to file a lawsuit.  

No matter what the statute of limitations is on your claim, you should schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A skilled attorney will want to start gathering evidence and building a case right away.

How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

There are many types of situations that can lead to a personal injury claim ─ car crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, construction site injuries, dangerous and defective products, and the list goes on. Generally, you may have a personal injury claim if:

  • Someone owed a duty of care to you (such as a store owner or another driver on the road).
  • The at-fault party did not exercise reasonable care (such as a store owner knowingly leaving a puddle on the floor or a driver texting instead of watching the road).
  • That negligence resulted in your injuries.

If you have been hurt in an accident and suspect you have a personal injury claim, contact the dedicated attorneys at The Sawaya Law Firm now for a free consultation

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado?

If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation in a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances of the case, surviving spouses, children, parents, and representatives of the estate may have the right to file such a claim. Compensation that can be recovered in a wrongful death claim includes medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.  

Contact Your Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

Call 303-466-3529 or contact us online today to discuss your concerns.  Speak with an experienced:

  • Denver Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Fort Collins Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Greeley Personal Injury Lawyer

There’s no fees unless we win your case.

Cases We Handle

The Sawaya Law Firm has a successful track record handling a range of disability and injury cases. Legal matters our accident, injury, and disability attorneys handle include:

  • Car Accidents: Automobile accidents injure thousands of people every day. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for 2013, on average, 6,337 people were injured daily in traffic crashes in the U.S. If you have been hurt in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, our firm can help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to receive.
  • Truck Accidents: Large commercial trucks, fully loaded, can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, and they often cause serious injuries to passenger vehicle occupants in a collision. Large truck collision cases can be more complex than other automobile accident cases because of the number of potentially liable parties, evidence that must be preserved, and the federal regulations involved. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crash with large commercial truck, do not hesitate to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney with The Sawaya Law Firm.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, and they can be seriously injured in an accident. Most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers who fail to see or register the motorcycle on the roadway. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligent act of another party, you will find a skilled and dedicated legal advocate with our firm. Keep the shiny side up!
  • Premises Liability: Property owners are responsible for maintaining the property in a reasonably safe condition, or at least giving adequate warning of any danger. When poor maintenance, construction defects, or inadequate security result in accidents or assault, our Colorado premises liability attorneys will investigate the incident and aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries.
  • Workers’ Compensation: Workers injured on the job should be able to easily obtain the benefits they are entitled to receive. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Employers or their insurance companies may dispute the validity of the claim, the time needed for recovery before returning to work, or the degree of disability caused by the injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a workplace accident, it is in your best interests to have an experienced attorney with The Sawaya Law Firm by your side for your workers’ compensation claim.
  • Social Security Disability (SSD): Although many American workers pay into Social Security for most of their lives, Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult to obtain when you need them. Most claims are denied by the Social Security Administration in the initial application phase. Our firm can make a difference in the outcome of your disability claim.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Trip or slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, including fractures, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, hip injuries, and elbow injuries. If you have been hurt because you slipped on a slick floor where there was no warning sign, or tripped on an object in your walking path, contact a slip and fall accident lawyer with The Sawaya Law Firm.
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD): RSD, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a complex progressive disorder that causes extreme, debilitating pain, affecting the central nervous system. It can result from injuries sustained in auto-accidents, and if caught and treated in the early stages, it may be possible to reverse the condition. If you were in an accident from which you received a diagnosis of RSD, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury as soon as possible.
  • Dangerous Products: Defective or dangerous consumer products, medical devices, and prescription drugs are the source of countless recalls and civil lawsuits every year. If you or your loved one has been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, our firm can help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
  • Wage and Labor: We represent employees that are simply not getting the pay to which they are legally entitled. We specialize in wage and hour class action lawsuits, fighting companies who steal fair pay from their employees. We only represent employees, and we only work on wage and hour cases.

What Our Clients Say about Us

Our firm was established in 1977 and has been dedicated to personal injury and disability clients for more than 35 years. During our many years of practice, we have built a reputation for the caring and aggressive advocacy we provide to our clients.

We have built The Sawaya Law Firm around 12 Core Values , which have shaped the success of our firm and the results we have been able to obtain for the benefit of our clients. These core values have made a significant difference in our practice, and our reputation depends on them. If you would like to know more about our firm and the quality of service we provide, read what our clients are saying about us.

  • American Association for Justice
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Avvo Superb Rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • Better Business Bureau
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Denver, CO 80218
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Denver, CO 80232
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Greeley, CO 80631
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121 S. Tejon St., Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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