Suffering a serious injury in any type of accident is a traumatic experience that completely disrupts your way of life. In a split second, everything you knew about your life suddenly changes. You may find yourself limited in the activities you can perform, unable to work, and concerned about your future. These are normal feelings for all accident victims, and you are not alone.
The Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., help accident victims, and their families effectively pursue compensation after a serious accident. Unlike most other local personal injury firms, one of our founding lawyers is a medical doctor. This gives us a unique advantage in our ability to assess your injuries, review your medical records, and prepare your case for success. We are fully committed to our clients. Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating Process. This prestigious rating reflects the respect we have garnered from our clients and the legal community at large. We achieved this rating because we provide exceptional representation to each client we serve.
Types of Cases We Handle
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries at the hands of another person or business, we can help. As a full-service Colorado Springs personal injury and wrongful death law firm, we handle all types of accident cases, including the following.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of preventable injury and death in Colorado and the country as a whole. In fact, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation, there are over 100,000 motor vehicle collisions every year. While many of these accidents are minor, in about 15 percent of collisions a negligent driver harms or kills someone. Most serious Colorado car accidents are the result of speeding or drunk driving. The vast majority of car accidents are entirely avoidable if only drivers exercised reasonable care.
Anyone with experience driving on I-25 understands the hazard that semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles pose to motorists. While most truckers take their job seriously and understand the consequences of dangerous driving, that is not always the case. Truck drivers are under tremendous pressure to travel as many miles per day as possible. As a result, truckers are frequently drowsy and may take over-the-counter or illegal substances to combat fatigue. Depending on the circumstances, the truck driver’s employer may also be liable in a Colorado Springs truck accident.
Motorcyclists lack the protection that the occupants of other vehicles enjoy. As a result, Colorado motorcycle accidents are among the most likely to result in serious injury or death. While motorcycles represent only a small fraction of the total number of vehicles on the road, motorcyclists represent upwards of 15% of all fatal accident victims. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle collision, allow us to help you hold the negligent driver accountable.
Premises Liability and Slip and Falls
Businesses and other property owners have a legal duty to provide a safe space for invited guests. When a business owner fails to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their guests, they can be held liable for any resulting damages through a Colorado premises liability lawsuit. If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, parking lot, or even someone’s home, the responsible party may owe you compensation.
Companies that manufacture and sell products have an obligation to consumers to ensure the product is safe for its intended use. If a product is capable of causing serious injury, the manufacturer must provide the end-user with warnings about how to avoid injury. If a dangerous or defective product, medical device, or pharmaceutical drug harms you, the manufacturer may owe you financial compensation.
We trust doctors and other medical professionals with our lives. However, doctors are human and make mistakes. If doctors take the proper precautions, many of these mistakes are preventable. If a pharmacy error, surgical error, misdiagnosis, or any other form of negligent medical treatment causes you harm you can bring a Colorado medical malpractice case against the provider.
While any injury can seriously disrupt your life, catastrophic injuries carry consequences that impact the rest of your life. Catastrophic injuries include brain injuries, spinal injuries, permanent scarring, and disfigurement. Those responsible for causing catastrophic injuries can and should be held accountable for their negligence.
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous and present serious risks for both workers and passers-by. Most construction accidents involve falls, electrocution injuries, and being struck by or against objects. While those responsible for your injuries may be liable to you for damages, these cases are often complex and involve multiple parties. That is why it is a good idea to hire a seasoned Colorado Springs injury lawyer when you are harmed at a construction site.
Losing a loved one in a preventable accident is one of the worst tragedies someone can experience. While nothing can bring back a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit allows family members to obtain meaningful compensation to cover the costs they will inevitably face due to the at-fault party’s negligence. Wrongful death claims can be brought after any type of fatal accident, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, incidents of medical malpractice, and more.
Contact a Colorado Springs Personal Injury Attorney at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to another’s negligence, reach out to the dedicated personal injury lawyers at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. Over the past 60 years, our attorneys have recovered more than $100,000,000 on behalf of injury victims and their families. We represent clients across the United States in both state and federal court. We proudly carry on the tradition started by legendary Colorado injury attorney Walter L. Gerash, who is recognized as one of the most respected and influential attorneys in the state’s history. To schedule a free consultation with a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer, give us a call today! You can also reach us through our online contact form. Calling is free, and because we take cases on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless we can help you secure a settlement or verdict in your favor.
Our experienced legal team handles other types of cases as well, including: