Compensation and Justice For Personal Injury
Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg, LLC attorneys are keenly aware of the life-changing effects of a serious accident or injury. Although we cannot erase or undo the occurrence of your accident, we can do everything possible to obtain payment for your injuries.
Our lawyers are thorough investigators who diligently analyze every element of your personal injury case to determine the best possible course of action. We breakdown complex legal jargon into understandable terminology so you know exactly where your case stands. We stay on — and by—your side until your personal injury matter is resolved and you have recovered a fair amount for your losses.
Personal injury litigators focused on your recovery
If you or a loved one has been hurt — or worse, killed — due to another’s negligence, you deserve a law firm that’s going to fight for the recovery you deserve. At Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg, we make certain that every client who hires us receives personalized, high-quality representation — the only kind of representation that any client deserves. We’ve built a reputation around protecting the people of Colorado and that means holding the party who injured you or your family responsible for his or her actions. We combine aggressive representation with a recognition of the value of early, effective case resolution to achieve prompt resolution of cases via settlement. We have successfully represented clients in court as well as in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings such as mediation, arbitration, and early neutral evaluation.
When trial becomes necessary, our track record of success at both the trial court and appellate level in state and federal courts in Colorado speaks volumes to the ability of our attorneys to successfully fight for your rights when necessary.
Representation you can count on when you’re injured
Our job as your personal injury attorneys is to investigate and aggressively represent your claims. We conduct prompt and thorough investigations of the accident and injury, assist you in obtaining appropriate and supportive medical care and work with experts to assess the total economic, physical and emotional effects of the injuries you or your loved ones have suffered.
Common questions our clients ask on vehicle accidents:
If I am injured on the job, can I still sue to recover damages?
What’s my case worth?
If you or a loved one has been injured, it’s of utmost importance that you reach out to a Colorado personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Although there are exceptions, you have only two years from the date of the injury to bring a claim.
It is important to take immediate action if you have been injured due to another person’s negligence. With two offices we are ideally situated to serve the needs of injured victims throughout the Front Range and Western Slope areas of Colorado. We are unwavering advocates for your legal rights.
Vehicle Accident? Obtain Justice And Compensation
You’ve just regained consciousness, but you’re not sure where you are. You see faces hovering over you. You can’t move because you are strapped down in a full back restraint. Then you realize – You’re in the back of an ambulance. Panic begins to set in. What happened? Where are they taking me? Am I seriously injured? Where is my car? I need to get home. Help!
Helping Accident Victims Obtain Justice and Compensation
Your road to recovery and obtaining compensation for your injuries is just beginning. It may be a long road, but don’t wait. You need help now. What you, or a loved one, are facing after the accident may be as traumatic as the collision itself. Insurance companies don’t make money by paying out claims. There will be numerous hurdles to clear and hoops to jump through. Who is going to provide for my family while I can’t work? Who is going to pay for my medical bills? Who pays for my car? What if I can’t return to work or engage in my ordinary, everyday activities? Do I get compensated for that?
You Need Experienced, Competent Help
With decades of experience in obtaining compensation for injured victims of motor vehicle accidents, our lawyers are experienced in all types of collisions – autos, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles. We handle negligence claims; uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist claims. Our attorneys are experienced litigators and top-notch negotiators who will protect your rights and advocate for justice and compensation for your injuries.
Our goal is to ensure that our clients receive the attention – medical, legal, and otherwise – that they need to recover, while we fight to obtain benefits due to them for payment of medical bills, lost income, and compensation for injuries. Since vehicle accidents have the potential to cause severe and/or permanent injures, we take the time and effort to make sure that get all the help and compensation you deserve – regardless of how long it may take. You may rest knowing that no matter how much time or effort goes into your case, we only get paid if we recover compensation for you, and only after we do.
SKI, TUBING, & SNOWBOARD INJURIES
Winter sports are wildly popular in Colorado — we love to ski, snowboard or even snow tube on mountains and slopes throughout the state. Unfortunately, some of these trips to the slopes may end up with you or someone you love being injured. At Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg, LLC, we’ve built a reputation for our understanding and experience with the unique dynamics of winter sport injuries and the laws governing ski, snowboard, and snow tube accidents. We know how to represent our clients who have suffered injuries on the snow and ice, including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis, regardless of the cause of the accident.
What can happen on the slopes can change your life forever
There are three general types of ski or snowboard accidents:
Collisions: Many ski and snowboard accidents occur from collisions between other skiers or snowboarders. It’s important to follow up with at-fault skiers quickly, as many are from out-of-country or out-of-state and may be difficult to contact once they’ve left Colorado.
Ski area negligence: Although Colorado law protects ski areas from many kinds of negligence claims, those claims apply only to the “inherent dangers” of skiing and not to actual negligence of the ski area in maintaining or caring for the facility — for example collisions on the slope with snowcats being operated by the ski area operator.
Ski lift accidents: Many of these cases occur when loading or unloading passengers on the lift, but accidents have occurred from falls, brake failure, and derailment of cables.
However, any accident on the slopes is subject to an analysis of what is called a “threshold question”: whether the injury or death was related to a risk that the skier assumed. This risk depends on the facts of the accident as well as the rules, regulations and statutes that govern skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in Colorado.
Ski and snowboard injury cases
Accidents on the slopes usually involve serious injuries — and many have also caused people to lose their lives. If you or someone you love has been injured due to ski area negligence or a collision, the damage suffered may cause medical expenses that rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars for broken bones and internal injuries. There may be a need for expensive treatment and rehabilitation over an extended time period, as well as future medical expenses, loss of income, time away from work, and other damages. And if someone you love dies from the injuries, you’ve lost companionship and support. The ski accident lawyers at Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg have decades of experience in making sure that those who caused your injuries are held responsible. We know how to navigate the Colorado Ski Safety Act, the Tramway Act, and the waivers that many equipment shops and ski areas force you to sign.
Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg, LLC is ready to assist you and your loved ones after a snow sport injury. Our offices serve the needs of injured victims throughout the Front Range and Western Slope areas of Colorado. We are unwavering advocates for your legal rights. For personal injury cases, we work on contingency, which means we only get paid if we win.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS - ATV'S & SNOWMOBILES
Colorado is known for its mountains and parks— and millions of residents and tourists visit these lush natural treasures every year. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles are popular vehicles for traveling through Colorado and our Rocky Mountains, but they can be a seriously dangerous pastime as well. Each year, snowmobilers and ATV riders are injured or killed in accidents. At Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg, LLC, we represent those who have been injured in snowmobile, ATV, or other recreational vehicle accidents — whether as a result of negligence, poor maintenance, or even defects in the manufacture or design of the product.
Understanding injuries ATVs and snowmobiles may cause
No snowmobile or ATV is a toy, even though they’re used for recreation. These vehicles are as dangerous — perhaps even more dangerous — than cars or trucks on the road. The most common injuries sustained by ATV and snowmobile users are crushed limb injuries, in which hands, feet, legs, or arms are trapped between the body of the vehicle and the ground or other objects. This can result in broken bones or even require amputation if the injury is severe enough.
Sometimes these injuries are caused by other riders who are not taking care to ride responsibly. However, in many cases, the lawyers at Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg have seen recreational vehicle accidents that are the result of tour operators failing to properly maintain their vehicles or manufacturers whose ATVs and snowmobiles are defective in design or manufacture. The sooner you seek assistance from our attorneys, though, the sooner we can begin to determine how to best help you.
What can an attorney do for you after a snowmobile or ATV injury?
As in any personal injury case, we’ll evaluate your injuries to determine the nature of your claims and if there’s a potential for recovery. Oftentimes the tour operator is protected by a waiver you signed or by statute, however, if the injuries you suffered were a result of poor maintenance, malfunction, or a defect in the snowmobile or ATV, there is a potential for a product liability claim against the owner of the vehicle and the manufacturer. If the accident was caused by another snowmobiler or ATV rider colliding with you, that rider may be responsible. Our experienced attorneys work with you to determine the compensation you may be entitled to receive, including payments for medical costs, ongoing care expenses, lost wages, loss of future income, pain and suffering, and other damages, as applicable. And if the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, we’ll bring a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf to seek compensation for your loss, including funeral expenses.
Colorado welcomes snowmobiles and ATVs — but when the unthinkable happens, Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg, LLC is ready to assist. We serve the needs of injured victims throughout the Front Range and Western Slope areas of Colorado.
We are unwavering advocates for your legal rights. For personal injury cases, we work on contingency, which means we only get paid if we win.
You couldn’t avoid slipping on that patch of ice in the parking lot. Now you have a broken arm and a cracked head as a result of your fall. Or you stepped into that strange bath tub at the fancy mountain resort, only to find out the hard way that there was no non-slip surface, and no hand rails to grab. Now you’re laid up in a cast. Your hard earned vacation is ruined and you can’t get your head to stop throbbing.
Is there someone who can help me with this situation? The answer is “Yes.”
DUTY TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS
Property owners in Colorado, including individuals, hotel and ski resort owners, and businesses, have a duty to maintain their property and ensure that it is in a reasonably safe condition to prevent injuries to people on the property as well as to warn visitors of possible dangers. Failure to do so means that the property owner may be liable for the injuries you suffered.
CAUSES OF DANGEROUS PREMISES ACCIDENTS
“Premises Liability” – including slips and falls, trips and falls, and negligent security – refers to situations where someone is injured due to a dangerous condition on the property which the owner/ landlord failed to maintain properly. Accidents are particularly likely when the landowner fails to conduct satisfactory upkeep or lacks attentive and qualified security and maintenance personnel.
Common hazards include:
Icy walkways, decks and stairs
Lack of necessary warnings signs
Failure to make sure that lodgings comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
In these cases, the key to success is proving that the owner/landlord of the property failed to take reasonable measures to correct the dangerous condition(s) of which the owner/landlord knew or reasonably should have known.