The car accident attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider can get the most value for each and every case by using every allowable category of damages allowed under Colorado law.
These damages are separated into three distinctly different categories: Economic losses, Non-Economic losses, and Physical Impairment.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, our injury lawyers take the time to know our clients personally which allows us to get the most value out of every case. A client’s non-economic damages are determined by monetizing losses that are difficult to see and understand. Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, burdens on the family and home life, and missed opportunities are just some of the losses we closely detail throughout the case. For example, if a client misses a family reunion or loved one’s wedding because of the injuries they sustained in a car crash, those are recoverable. It takes an experienced injury lawyer to monetize such losses.
The next category of damages, economic losses, is easier to enumerate and quantify. These damages are for the value of past and future medical services, lost income (both past and future), out of pocket expenses, mileage to and from medical appointments, loss of consortium (companionship, household duties, intimacy) from a spouse, and any other missed opportunity that may have generated income. If you or a loved one are injured in an accident and missed out on a promotion or new job offer because of the injuries you sustained in the collision, those losses are compensable.
If a client suffers a permanent change in their mental or physical condition they may also be entitled to damages for Physical Impairment. This category, while it also may have some aspect of pain and suffering, allows injury lawyers at Larson Larimer Schneider to obtain another source of recovery for their clients. “Physical Impairment” is a non-economic loss that is, as a matter of law, to be considered separately and apart from other non-economic losses and is subject to no cap under Colorado law. “Physical Impairment” constitutes an injury irrespective of any pain or inconvenience, and when a negligent driver causes a victim that injury that the victim did not have before, the victim is entitled to compensation for that impairment, whether or not there is also “pain and suffering” also involved.