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Millions Recovered

We have recovered millions for injured people all over Colorado

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We have experience handling and winning all types of injury cases

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If you’ve been hurt in a serious accident, the physical pain is often just the beginning. Spiraling medical bills, lost wages, insurance companies denying payment can all work together to make recovering from an injury all the more difficult.  If your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, you need legal counsel. The Grand Junction personal injury attorneys at Killian Davis Richter & Mayle, P.C.  will make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.  We strive to provide effective and compassionate legal representation for every client in every case.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Injury?

Unintentional personal injury is one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States.  Nationally, unintentional injury is the fourth leading cause of death, responsible for over 130,000 deaths in 2013. Common causes of serious injury include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Asbestos
  • Slip and falls
  • Products liability
  • Construction site accidents
  • Coal mine accidents
  • Train accidents

In Colorado, 49 percent of injury hospitalizations were due to falls, which most commonly happen to those who are 65 and older. Approximately 500 Coloradans from this age group die from falls each year, which is six times more than those who perish in a motor vehicle accident. The costs of these falls are not cheap; on average, the injured person had to stay in the hospital for more than four days at an expense of approximately $32,000.

Our highly skilled attorneys have decades of legal experience and understand exactly how to win personal injury cases in Colorado

Motor vehicle crashes are another leading cause of injury in Colorado, although the amount of crashes have declined in recent years, particularly among the 15-19 age group. Graduated driver’s license programs place limitations on when, where and with how many passengers a new driver can operate a vehicle, which has been credited for the sharp decline in hospitalizations due to car accidents among this age group.

$5,596,680

explosions / fire

A workplace fire killed five workers, and injured others. We alleged that the facility owner and its contractors failed to provide a safe working environment.

$2,886,474

wrongful death

Two coal miners were killed when the mine roof caved in. We were able to obtain lifelong workers’ compensation benefits for the widows and also settle a civil action in the district court.

$2,184,000

Motor vehicle accident

Our client was stopped at an intersection for a red light when another vehicle, driven by a drunk driver, failed to stop at the intersection and rear ended her vehicle.

$1,430,209

Truck Accident

Our client was driving on a snowy road when a fast moving truck coming towards him begin to slide. Our client pulled his truck onto the shoulder, but the other truck collided with his truck.

$720,000

Product Liability

A young boy was killed by defective air bag We alleged that there was a defective air bag system and that the auto manufacturer had a duty to warn auto passengers.

$585,000

Oil Field Death

Our client’s son was dismantling an out of state drilling rig when a heavy piece of equipment fell from a fork lift, hit the man, and caused his death.

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$5,596,680

explosions / fire

A workplace fire killed five workers, and injured others. We alleged that the facility owner and its contractors failed to provide a safe working environment.

$2,886,474

wrongful death

Two coal miners were killed when the mine roof caved in. We were able to obtain lifelong workers’ compensation benefits for the widows and also settle a civil action in the district court.

$2,184,000

Motor vehicle accident

Our client was stopped at an intersection for a red light when another vehicle, driven by a drunk driver, failed to stop at the intersection and rear ended her vehicle.

$1,430,209

Truck Accident

Our client was driving on a snowy road when a fast moving truck coming towards him begin to slide. Our client pulled his truck onto the shoulder, but the other truck collided with his truck.

$720,000

Product Liability

A young boy was killed by defective air bag We alleged that there was a defective air bag system and that the auto manufacturer had a duty to warn auto passengers.

$585,000

Oil Field Death

Our client’s son was dismantling an out of state drilling rig when a heavy piece of equipment fell from a fork lift, hit the man, and caused his death.

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client testimonials

Stars Client

Professional, compassionate, and most of all up front and honest

Just when it seemed that all hope was lost during yet another denial on my disability claim with Social Security, James Guthro came into my life and helped me with my case. He was professional, compassionate, and most of all up front and honest. I cannot express the gratitude I have for Mr. Guthro-not just for winning my case (which was an insurmountable task on my own), but for the way he treated me with such kindness and respect. I cannot recommend James Guthro enough if you have a disability claim. I promise you will not regret it.

Cori V.

Stars Client

Everyone was very knowledgeable and easy to work with

My experience working with the Killian group has been great. Everyone was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I recommend working with the Killian Davis group.

Amanda S.

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What Are the Most Common Injuries?

An accident can lead to a wide range of injury to nearly any part of your body. For example, in slip and falls, 35 percent of older citizens sustained a traumatic brain injury and 42 percent sustained a hip or femur fracture. It’s a common affliction among those 65 and older who suffer a fall, and hip fractures account for one-third of the $406 million in hospital costs accrued by this age group due to falls. Common types of injuries we handle include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Asbestosis or mesothelioma
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Dog bites
  • Serious burns

The type of injury sustained greatly affects the compensation you should receive, because some can take a long time to heal. Insurance companies will try to offer the lowest amount possible to avoid paying for long-term effects of an injury. This is why it’s so important to have an experienced personal injury attorney deal with insurance and make sure you are fairly compensated, and who is prepared to go to trial if they don’t make a fair offer.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes it can be difficult knowing how to handle making a claim or understanding Colorado personal injury laws:

  • When should I file a claim? Colorado’s statute of limitations on filing a personal injury claim is two years. Colorado operates under the discovery rule, meaning that the clock starts ticking from the time the injury is discovered, not from when it initially occurred.
  • How can I prove negligence? Colorado operates under the contributory negligence rule, which means that the person who injured you may file a counter-claim for damages if they believe that you, the injured, were also partially at fault.
  • When will the other person’s insurance contact me? Colorado law stipulates that insurance is not allowed to contact you within 30 days of being injured. A release of liability, which is a statement that says you won’t sue the at-fault party for anything else, can’t be obtained by insurance within 30 days either.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury, call the Grand Junction personal injury attorneys at Killian Davis Richter & Mayle today. The consultation is absolutely free and we handle most cases on a contingency fee bases – meaning you won’t pay us a dime unless we win. We’ll handle your case with dedication, examine every aspect of your situation and won’t settle for anything less than what you deserve.

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