Colorado Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorneys
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that out of the 5.5 million auto accidents in the U.S. each year, there are 40,000 fatalities and as many as 3 million injuries. Although auto accidents are one of the primary types of accidents which lead to a personal injury claim, personal injury claims are also applicable following an act of medical malpractice; an injury due to a dangerous drug or medical device; slip-and-fall accidents; dog bites; and assault, battery, and other intentional torts.
If you have been involved in an accident which was caused by another’s negligence and you are now left with injuries, medical expenses related to those injuries, and are possibly unable to return to work, it is essential that you contact experienced personal injury attorneys at Mertes Law. The first line of defense on the part of our attorneys will be to collect all relevant evidence, including police reports, insurance policies, photos and witness testimony. When necessary, an accident reconstructionist may work at the scene of the accident to prove the negligence of another person. We will also ensure you receive the expert medical care you need following your accident.
Perhaps you were in a public place and suffered a slip and fall with injuries. It is the responsibility of the owner of the property to ensure there are no hazards present. So unless the hazard which caused your slip and fall occurred just moments beforehand, you may have a personal injury claim. Or perhaps you were bitten by a dog and now must deal with serious injuries. In this instance, the owner of the dog may have been negligent in allowing the dog off a leash, or the owner could have known the dog was dangerous yet took no steps to prevent the dog from biting.
Medical malpractice can cause serious injury or even death. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to act in the same manner as another medical professional would have done under the same circumstances. Defective or dangerous medical devices and drugs can also lead to a personal injury claim, particularly if the manufacturer of the medical device or drug was aware there were problem, and marketed the item anyway.
You may have found that dealing with an insurance company following your personal injury is quite a bit different from what you had imagined. Insurance companies are notorious for offering a settlement so low that you might not even be able to pay your medical expenses, let alone the bills piling up from your lost wages. If you were involved in an auto accident, you may be left without a vehicle while yours is being repaired. If the injuries you suffered were traumatic (facial disfigurement, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury or amputation) you could be looking at a lifetime of rehabilitation and therapy as well as multiple surgical procedures.
The aftermath of a personal injury can be extremely difficult to deal with if you do not have an advocate from Mertes Law on your side. Our Boulder Personal Injury Attorneys truly have your best interests at heart and believe you deserve to be fully compensated for your accident-related injuries. Contact Mertes Law for a comprehensive consultation and the representation you need and deserve. Call us today at 303-440-0123.
Larry Mertes is exceptional. His legal advice, guidance, and compassion resulted in a positive legal outcome and our family healing. He is much more than a talented and educated attorney, he was a beacon of hope and a friend during our families darkest hour.
The Mertes Law Firm handled my case with care, compassion, and the high level of professionalism. I would highly recommend Larry Mertes to anyone needing legal assistance.
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Successfully defended a CU student in a Title IX Sexual Misconduct claim alleging non-consensual sexual contact and sexual intercourse on campus at CU Boulder. No criminal charges filed, client found not responsible.
Burn injury case at a nursing home in Boulder, settled for $675,000.
Slip and fall accident at a fast food restaurant in Longmont, settled for $82,500.
Personal injury case in Denver tried for a verdict exceeding policy limits ($390,990 with costs and interest).
Negligent snow board accident at a ski resort, settled for $225,000.
Professional malpractice claim in El Paso County, settled for $140,000.
Car accident in Longmont resulting in a brain injury. Settled for $350,000.
Bicycle accident in Boulder County resulting in a damaged shoulder. Settled for $120,000.
Rear-end car accident in Boulder, settled for $245,ooo.
Sex assault trial involving a religious cult in Boulder. Resulted in a not guilty jury verdict.
Second degree assault charge in Boulder reduced to a misdemeanor menacing charge.
Sex assault on a cognitively impaired person charge in Boulder that resulted in a not guilty jury verdict.
Domestic Violence and second degree assault charge in Longmont reduced to a misdemeanor with deferred sentence.
DUI charge in Weld County reduced to Careless Driving.
DUI charge in Longmont, reduced to Careless Driving. Work up of the client’s medical condition resulted in a plea result, but also saved the client from blindness when an untreated glaucoma was identified as a causal factor.
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