Burden of Proof
In cases that involve negligence, the accident victim must be able to demonstrate that another person acted unreasonably under the circumstances and that this negligence proximately caused the damages and injuries suffered. In the case of motor vehicle accidents, the accident victim can bring a claim against the negligent driver in cases that involve permanent injuries.
With on-the-job illnesses and injuries, the accident victim may be eligible to recover various forms of compensation, regardless of who caused the accident. To be eligible to make a Colorado workers’ compensation claim, the accident victim must have suffered an injury while working within the scope of employment – and while working on the job.
The damages available in accident cases depend largely upon the extent of the injuries, the amount of medical bills incurred, and the extent and permanence from which the accident victim is expected to suffer.
Compensable damages in Colorado accident cases might include damages for medical bills, missed time from work, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, mental distress, inconvenience, and loss of spousal companionship.
If you have been injured in an accident, Hoffman Law may be able to represent you to make a claim for damages owed to you.
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