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Summit County Personal Injury Attorneys

Advocating for Injured People in Summit County

Located in the high peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Summit County has long, snowy winters and world-class ski resorts. Pleasantly warm summers provide the perfect weather for hiking, biking, backpacking, kayaking, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Only an hour’s drive from the Denver metropolitan area, Summit County includes six municipalities – Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Montezuma, and Silverthorne.

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

Our Summit County personal injury attorneys focus our practice on a range of personal injury matters, including:

  • Car accidents: In a recent year, 2,762 people were seriously injured in Colorado traffic crashes, as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT). Another 622 people lost their lives on Colorado roads.
  • Truck accidents: The risk of a deadly truck accident has increased with more semi-trucks clogging the state’s highways. Passenger vehicle occupants can suffer serious injuries in a collision with a large commercial truck.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycles are smaller, less visible, and less stable than four-wheeled passenger vehicles. Lacking the protection of an enclosed vehicle, riders are vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash.
  • Bicycle accidents: Drivers who are distracted, reckless, or violating traffic rules can cause serious injuries to cyclists.
  • Pedestrian accidents: When a 4,000-pound moving passenger vehicle hits a pedestrian, the consequences can be catastrophic.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Visitors to a property can slip and fall when property owners fail to maintain their premises reasonably free from hazards. Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, including hip fractures and traumatic brain injury.
  • Dog bites: Colorado has strict liability dog bite laws. This means an injured dog bite victim does not have to prove negligence on the part of the dog’s owner to recover compensation.

Types of Compensation Available in a Personal Injury Claim

Damages in a personal injury claim are designed to compensate the injured party for the losses he or she has suffered. The two basic types of damages are economic and noneconomic.

  • Economic damages include actual financial losses related to the injury, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages or earnings, and loss of future earning potential.
  • Calculating noneconomic damages is not so cut and dried. They include non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and the toll the injury has taken on the victim’s personal life.

How a Can Lawyer Help

If you have suffered serious injuries through someone else’s negligence, your best chance of recovering full compensation is to get an experienced personal injury attorney handling your claim. At Whitaker & Penix, LLC, we can put years of legal expertise at your disposal. We have the knowledge and experience to investigate your accident, secure evidence, and negotiate skillfully on your behalf. Our seasoned trial lawyers will fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.

We offer a free consultation. Call us at (970) 368-0602 to speak with an experienced Summit County lawyer.