Legal Services in Greenwood Village, CO
At Armitage Law
, we focus our practice on legal matters that can most benefit from skilled and experienced courtroom litigators, including personal injury and medical malpractice, general commercial and civil litigation, and criminal defense
. Below is a brief overview of our major areas of practice. If you have legal needs in any of these areas in the Denver metro area or anywhere in Colorado
, contact Armitage Law for personal care and attention from an experienced attorney dedicated to achieving results.
Being hurt by negligence or wrongful conduct is bad enough; you shouldn't have to bear the additional burden of paying for your medical expenses and future medical care. If the injury has caused you to miss work or rendered you unable to work at your old job, the party responsible for your injuries should make up for your lost wages and income. The pain and suffering and trauma you experience are every bit as real as the physical injury itself, even though it may not have a direct, “economic” cost. While nothing can make up for your injury or loss, justice requires that you not suffer further by shouldering the costs of another's misconduct; we fight to hold responsible parties accountable for their misdeeds and make sure they compensate you for your damages.
The attorney at the Denver law office of Armitage Law, seek justice for people in Colorado who have suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one in wrongful death due to a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, defective product, medical malpractice, or other negligence.
If you are injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, the law allows you to recover compensation from the responsible party for the damages caused to you, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Actually obtaining this compensation, however, is not easy. As the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, you have the burden of proving to a jury that the accident was the defendant's fault. You also have to justify the amount of money you are seeking to the jury. Meanwhile, the defendant and his or her insurance company lawyers will deny any responsibility and may try to place the blame on you for causing the accident or injury. And even if you do succeed, your recovery is limited by law to a certain amount.
At Armitage Law, we have decades of experience settling and litigating personal injury claims. We know how to prepare and present a case that will yield a favorable settlement or jury verdict that compensates you for your injuries. We also know how and when the statutory damages caps can be exceeded, and we utilize these strategies whenever appropriate to make sure you receive the full recovery to which you are entitled.
Our lawyers handle serious injuries arising from a wide range of incidents, including the following:
We handle automobile accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents resulting in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and burn injuries. Most often motor vehicle accidents require dealing with an insurance company, either under the other driver's liability insurance or your own company in the case of an uninsured motorist claim. In either case, the insurance company claims adjustors and lawyers will try to pay as little as possible on a claim, or deny responsibility altogether. If you are unrepresented, the insurance carrier will nearly always offer you far less than your claim is worth. The insurance companies that we have dealt with are aware of our ability to accurately assess the value of a claim and successfully try a case if a full and fair settlement offer is not proposed by the insurance carrier.
Accidents occurring on another's dangerous or unsafe property can be difficult to prove. Generally, you must show that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition yet acted unreasonably in failing to protect others from that condition. This can be especially difficult where the unsafe condition may have been recently created, such as a food or drink spill in a grocery store or restaurant, or a tear in a worn carpet. We conduct an extensive investigation and utilize accident reconstruction and expert testimony when necessary to establish the defendant's liability for the serious injuries that can occur from a slip or trip and fall, including head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and serious fractures.
When a person is injured due to a defective product, the manufacturer may be liable for allowing the defective product to enter the marketplace. A product defect may be the result of a defective design, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to contain adequate warning labels or instructions for its safe use.
Defective products range from household cleaners and toys to power tools and industrial products. In addition, a product defect may be responsible for a motor vehicle accident instead of or in addition to a driver's negligence. While some lawyers only think about negligence, we investigate every accident to determine whether a defective product played a role as well. We fight to hold every responsible defendant accountable for their behavior, in order to achieve the best recovery, we can for our clients.
When a person's negligence or misconduct has caused the death of another, the law allows the spouse and heirs to recover compensation for the damage done to them. This includes direct economic costs such as medical bills the family must pay, funeral and burial expenses, and the loss of future earnings and benefits from the deceased, as well as “noneconomic” damages such as the family members' grief, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional stress.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
Most personal injury cases settle without a trial, but unless the insurance company knows that you are prepared to go trial and are represented by a competent and successful law firm, they are unlikely to settle or make an offer that reflects what your case is really worth. Our attorney has civil litigation experience with a record of success that says we are capable and willing of going to trial and winning a favorable verdict. We are devoted to achieving a successful result for you, whether it takes extensive negotiations or a full trial. If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident or other personal injury, contact Armitage Law for a free consultation.
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence and personal injury law, but these cases present unique issues, rules and procedures that are different from motor vehicle accidents and other types of cases. Our attorney has decades of experience handling cases where a doctor through negligence or incompetence failed to properly treat a patient or caused injury through surgical error or other improper treatment.
The attorney at Armitage Law devotes the majority of his law practice toward helping victims of personal injury in Denver and Colorado statewide, with a particular emphasis on cases involving medical malpractice, including failure to diagnosis or misdiagnosis, birth trauma, and surgical errors.
The practice of medicine requires years of advanced knowledge and training far beyond the average layperson's understanding. When we are sick or injured, we put our faith and trust in the doctors, nurses and hospitals to take care of us and make us well. When medical treatment falls below the proper standard of care and actually injures us, the damage goes beyond the physical injury itself and can be extremely traumatic. Whether a doctor is negligent or incompetent, failures in medical care shake our faith in the system and its ability to take care of us.
Our office encounters and handles cases involving a wide range of unacceptable, injurious practices, including:
- Surgical errors
- Leaving a foreign object in the body after surgery, such as clamps and sponges
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Misreading a patient's chart
- Birth injuries or trauma to mother or child
- Failing to monitor maternal or fetal health
- Failure to diagnose
- Misdiagnosis of cancer
- Prescribing the wrong medication or dosage
- Administering the wrong medication or dosage/overdose
- Failing to provide necessary treatment
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Medical malpractice cases are often among the most difficult to litigate for a number of reasons. The amount one can recover for medical malpractice is capped by law at $1 million for economic damages and $300,000 for noneconomic damages. Doctors are unwilling to admit to malpractice because of the damage to their reputation, and with insurance to cover liability up to the damages caps, they have little incentive to settle case. Instead, doctors and their insurance companies vigorously defend medical malpractice cases. A common defense tactic is to claim that you are responsible for your injuries; by not fully disclosing your medical history; failing to follow doctor's orders, or failing to report your injury promptly and taking steps to lessen the damage.
Expert medical testimony is often required to establish what the proper standard of care was and whether the defendant's conduct fell below that standard. Finding local doctors to testify against their colleagues is often next to impossible, and qualified medical experts must be found in other parts of the country. Depending upon the complexity of the medical issue, it can be difficult to communicate the facts of the case to the jury. The lawyer must be able to draw out testimony from the expert in as simple and easy to understand a manner as possible. Our lawyers have the experience in medical malpractice jury trials to find qualified experts and present their testimony in a clear, logical, and persuasive way.
There are many other complicated issues unique to medical malpractice cases, such as determining the proper time frame for filing a lawsuit in cases where the medical error was discovered months or even years after the malpractice occurred. Our attorneys have decades of experience in complex civil litigation and understand how to successfully prepare and present a medical malpractice case involving the most serious injuries, including brain injury or paralysis, or improper treatment of a serious illness. For immediate assistance in a Colorado medical malpractice matter, contact Armitage Law for a free consultation.
General Commercial & Civil Litigation
Our trial practice extends beyond personal injury litigation and includes nearly every type of civil matter. Business and individuals who find themselves involved in a contract dispute or civil tort matter can rely on us to find a successful resolution through negotiation, mediation, or litigation that protects their rights and promotes their interests and resolves their matter as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Scott has extensive criminal law experience and the negotiation and trial skills to seek the best outcome possible in a criminal matter. Our office handles all manner of felonies and misdemeanors throughout Colorado.
- Drug Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Offenses
- DUI and Traffic Offenses
While our major practice areas frequently involve litigation, we will always seek to resolve your matter in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Being experienced litigators who are prepared at all times for trial often leads to a favorable negotiated settlement without the need for trial. Rest assured that we will take the time to get to know you and your unique legal needs and proceed accordingly in your best interests. For professional legal assistance in a Colorado medical malpractice, personal injury, or other civil or criminal law matter, contact Armitage Law.