Denver Negligence Attorneys
Personal injury law revolves around the legal concept of negligence. It’s important for anyone who experiences a personal injury from another party to know the definition of general negligence and how it applies to civil actions. A reliable and experienced personal injury attorney can help a plaintiff identify the elements of negligence in a case to increase the plaintiff’s chances of success in a personal injury claim. Denver individuals who have suffered from a personal injury due to negligence can find the right legal help from our attorneys at Varner Faddis Elite Legal.
Why Choose Varner Faddis for Your Case?
The attorneys of Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC have years of experience handling all types of civil claims for our clients in Colorado. We understand the negligence laws in Colorado and how they apply in a variety of personal injury cases. Our approach to legal representation focuses on close communication with our Denver personal injury clients and an unwavering commitment to professionalism and integrity in everything we do. We also understand that legal fees can be a tremendous burden, especially after suffering an injury, so we operate on a contingency fee basis – you do not pay any fees until we win your case.
You may believe that you have an open-and-shut case and that negligence is obvious in your claim. However, even seemingly straightforward injury claims have the potential to escalate into complex legal battles that can potentially drag on for years. Having an experienced personal injury attorney handle your case not only helps encourage a speedier result, but also increases the client’s chances of prevailing in a case and maximizing the financial recovery.
Personal Injuries & General Negligence
A plaintiff must prove four basic elements of general negligence to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, including:
- Duty. The plaintiff first needs to prove the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff. For example, a driver generally has a legal duty to not cause an accident with another motorist.
- Breach. Next, the plaintiff has to show how the defendant breached this duty of care. In most cases ,the breach of duty is a specific action, but it may also apply to a failure to act when another reasonable individual in the same situation would have likely taken appropriate measures.
- Damages. The plaintiff can only file a lawsuit if the defendant’s actions resulted in some kind of tangible or measurable loss. Even if a defendant was negligent, if the plaintiff did not suffer any actual harm or financial loss, there are no grounds for a personal injury claim.
- Causation. Once the plaintiff proves the extent of his or her damages, the plaintiff must then establish that those damages were the direct result of the defendant’s negligence or would not have happened if not for the defendant’s negligence.
The average American adult will have many duties of care throughout his or her lifetime. For example, drivers have a duty to other drivers to obey the traffic laws and refrain from speeding. Medical professionals have a duty of care to prevent harm to their patients. Teachers and childcare providers have a duty to provide responsible supervision and childcare for the children for whom they are responsible.
Damages and Compensation
A plaintiff in a personal injury claim who successfully proves that a defendant was negligent can secure compensation for all losses resulting from the defendant’s negligence. This may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and possibly punitive damages and attorneys’ fees as well, if a defendant’s behavior was grossly negligent or showed a reckless disregard for the safety of others.
Contact Us Today
Denver individuals with personal injury claims due to general negligence need experienced attorneys to handle their claims and navigate them to satisfactory results. The attorneys at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC have helped hundreds of clients secure compensation for their damages resulting from the negligence of others, and we can help with your case as well. Schedule a free consultation today with one of our injury attorneys. Once we review the details of your claim we can help you determine your best next steps.