FAQs Answered by a Colorado Personal Injury Attorney
You want an attorney you can trust, and you want one who will devote the time and energy necessary to achieving a favorable resolution to your case. At The Law Offices of Dan Caplis, PC, located in Denver, Colorado, each personal injury attorney at our firm welcomes any questions our current and prospective clients might have. On this page, we have included brief answers to some of the more frequently asked questions we receive from clients.
Do I need a personal injury attorney?
If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, our Denver, Colorado legal firm can provide a personal injury attorney to investigate and represent your claim. Though the law allows for you to pursue compensation on your own, having a personal injury attorney helps to ensure the success of your claim. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can guide you through the complicated legal process and serve as your voice, leaving you free to concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
Why should I choose Dan Caplis Law to represent me?
Results matter. Dan Caplis has a 32 year track record of outstanding settlements and impressive trial victories. Dan’s firm is not a mill. We don’t do volume. All of our clients receive personal attention and the full benefit of our vast experience and resources. We represent good people from all walks of life. Our clients range from the poorest of the poor to farmers, police officers, CEO’s and professional athletes. We practice the Golden Rule. We treat our clients the way we would want to be treated. Or more importantly, the way we would want a law firm to treat our loved ones.
What are my rights?
As a citizen of Colorado, your right to have a personal injury attorney represent you in a court of law is guaranteed. You also have the right to be appropriately compensated for injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of another.
What is negligence?
Generally speaking, negligence is when someone fails to use reasonable care. When a person’s negligence injures someone else, the injured person will often have the right to recover money damages.
What is the difference between a criminal and civil lawsuit?
In a criminal case, defendants are accused of violating a criminal law and are brought to trial by the government in order to determine their guilt or innocence in that crime. A criminal case, in seeking to determine responsibility for a crime, is also concerned with deciding upon the appropriate punishment to be handed down to the individual. Similar to a criminal case, civil litigation is concerned with establishing responsibility for an alleged offense. However, unlike a criminal case, the purpose of a civil trial is to determine whether the plaintiff is entitled to compensation and, if so, how much.
What type of personal injury claims do you handle?
Dan Caplis handles many different types of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, including:
• Car Accidents
• Drunk Driving Accidents
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Truck Accidents
• Pedestrian Accidents
• Medical Malpractice
• Product Liability
• Brain Injury
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Wrongful Death
• On-the-job Accidents
• 911 Systems Failure.
Contact a personal injury attorney at Dan Caplis, Law for more specific information regarding your claim.
What type of compensation can I receive for my personal injuries?
We vigorously pursue all economic and non-economic damages available to our clients under Colorado law. Economic damages include all types of economic loss, Including past and future medical expenses and lost wages. We often use expert witnesses to project out the full amount of those losses. Non-economic losses include pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and physical impairment. We have been very successful in documenting and presenting the extent of these losses and therefore maximizing the amount of compensation paid to our clients in both of these categories of damages. In addition, in cases where the at-fault party acts recklessly, such as drunk or drugged driving, our client may also have a claim for additional damages known as punitive damages.
Contact a Colorado Personal Injury Attorney
Please feel free to give Dan Caplis a call if you have any other questions, or if you want to talk with him about your case. We take great pride in our outstanding track record and we look forward to helping you.