When you’re seriously injured in an accident, the consequences are severe. Your quality of life is gone or severely impaired. You face significant medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses for your short-term and long-term care needs. You may have significant physical impairment and immobility or permanent scarring and disfigurement. You may need adaptive equipment simply to help you through daily living and you may need a specialized wheelchair accessible vehicle or extensive modifications to your home. You also face loss of your income and your ability to earn a living – sometimes permanently. And these are just the consequences that can be easily calculated. Harder to calculate — but maybe even more important — is your pain and suffering and the injury to your mental and emotional well-being. Our Golden personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping clients like you navigate the fallout you’re facing from your injuries. We’re here to fight for your rights and get you the justice you deserve and the compensation you need to move forward – in Colorado and through our nationwide representation.
Cases We Handle:
- Automotive Product Liability Cases
- Auto and Truck Accidents
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Defective Drugs and Supplements
- Defective Medical Equipment
- Defective Consumer Products and Household Goods
- Recreational Injuries
- Ski and Snowboard Accidents
- Zip-Lining Accidents
- Equestrian Accidents
- Rafting Accidents
- Defective Sports and Recreational Equipment
- Injuries Involving Children
- Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
The Komyatte Law Firm has over 45 years in successfully litigating serious personal injury cases like yours. From our office in Golden, we serve clients in throughout Colorado, in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and beyond, and in states across the country. Call today at (720) 330-3914 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
The attorneys at The Komyatte Law Firm have over 45 years of combined experience in successfully handling serious personal injury cases like yours. We understand what it takes to diligently prepare and aggressively litigate your catastrophic injury case. Our track record of success in handling serious injury cases, from intake and investigation, to litigation and negotiation, to trying your case and proving your claims to a jury, speaks for itself. The big corporations and insurance companies know us and they know our reputation – that we are ready, willing, and able to protect your rights in court, and that we have the ability and expertise to win at trial when your rights are on the line.
From our office in Golden, we not only serve clients across Colorado, including Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and beyond, but in states all across the country. Call today at (720) 330-3914 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
What Is Duty of Care?
In order to hold a defendant legally liable for negligence, the plaintiff first has to show that the defendant owed a legal “duty of care.” This means the defendant had a responsibility to do a certain thing (or to not do a certain thing) in a certain set of circumstances and that the law recognizes that responsibility. A classic example of a legal duty of care is the legal responsibility to act reasonably in operating a motor vehicle. Other legal duties may arise based on certain specific circumstances – such as the legal duties a landowner may owe to individuals who enter onto the landowner’s property. The existence of a legal duty is usually decided by a judge – although a jury may be asked to decide disputed questions of fact that the judge needs to consider in making their legal ruling. Our Golden personal injury lawyers have the legal knowledge and training to successfully prove that the defendant owed a legal duty of care in your serious personal injury case.
Even where the defendant owes a legal duty of care, the plaintiff also has to show that the defendant somehow “breached” – or violated – that duty. Just as legal duties of care are often defined as an obligation to act in a reasonable fashion under the circumstances, breach of duty can be understood as the failure to exercise reasonable care – to act as a reasonable person would act under the same or similar circumstances. A classic example of breach of a legal duty is someone who is careless in operating a motor vehicle – by speeding, failing to obey traffic signals, or failing to keep a proper lookout.
Breach of a legal duty is often a hotly contested element on a negligence claim – as defendants’ insurance companies will rarely admit that their insured actually breached a legal duty of care, even where it is obvious, because this is a major step towards establishing that the insurance company has an obligation to pay the plaintiff for their injuries and damages.
Specialized Expertise & a Track Record of Success
WE HANDLE CASES IN STATES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
We Give Each Case Individualized Attention & Personalized Service
MORE THAN 45 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE IN CATASTROPHIC INJURY AND PRODUCT LIABILITY CASES