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					Personal Injury Claim

There is a chance that you could be involved in an accident that can cause you physical or
emotional suffering (or both). The most common cause of personal injuries are traffic-
related accidents, but other situations, such as slip-and-fall accidents or assaults, can also
be the object of a personal injury case in the state of Colorado. When the injury occurs as
the result of the action of another person, you may be able to file a legal action against the
defendant in order to receive compensation for the damages that you have suffered.

A personal injury claim is the legal action that allows the victim of an accident to receive
compensation for the suffered damages. You should consider hiring a Denver personal
injury lawyer as soon as possible after the occurrence of an injury. In the state of Colorado
you can only make a personal injury claim within three years from the day the loss
happened.

Once you have contracted the services of a Denver injury lawyer, you should consult with
him or her about the best course of action. The Denver injury lawyer can file the personal
injury claim in your name, in the county where you have your residence. A personal injury
claim can be accompanied by full medical records, which will detail the nature and the
extent of your injuries. As a general rule, as soon as you are involved in an accident that
caused you injuries, you should consult a physician who will record the injuries that you
have suffered.

Make sure that you save all the bills of your medical expenditures. Save everything you
have spent such as the cost of hospitalization, medication, and subsequent therapy. If the
injury has impaired your ability to earn a wage, you should also attach to your claim the
documents that attest to the lost wages and other pecuniary losses that you have suffered
as a direct result of the wrongdoer's actions. Gather all the information concerning the
event that caused your injury and share it with your Denver injury lawyer. If possible, try to
secure the testimony of any eyewitnesses involved since their affirmation will weigh
considerably in favor of your claim.

You should also obtain a copy of the police report. The police report will contain important
details concerning the accident which will help establish the circumstances of the event as
well as the responsibility of the wrongdoer. These all-important details will help your claim
in the case of litigation.

It is understandable if you feel a little reluctant to engage in the long and difficult process of
seeking compensation for your injuries. A skillful Denver personal injury lawyer will guide
you through the entire process and make it easier to endure.

				
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