Overview of Our Personal Injury & Professional Liability Practice
When you or a loved one has been injured, it is critical that you receive experienced and aggressive legal representation to get you what you deserve. Glade Voogt Lord & Smith is a boutique law firm that is dedicated to making things right, one case at a time. We are not a personal injury settlement mill; we provide personalized and focused representation that allows us to fight to get you every dollar you deserve. We investigate the facts and develop a compelling record to support your claims. Through our extensive experience in investigating and litigating against corporations, we know how to get the facts that will help achieve a favorable result for you.
Quality representation is not only for the wealthy. We accept personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. This means you only pay your attorney’s’ fee based on a percentage of the settlement or verdict we achieve for you.
We provide dedicated, personalized, and focused representation for injuries or death resulting from:
- Car accidents
- Cycling (bicycle) accidents
- Dangerous activities or conditions on premises
- Environmental toxins
- Food poisoning
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing Home or Elder Abuse
- Pesticide and Insecticide exposure
- Skiing and Snowboarding Accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Trucking accidents
Car, Motorcycle and Trucking Accidents
A car, motorcycle or truck accident can be a life altering event. It may leave you in the hospital, unable to work or permanently disabled. If you are unable to work, hospital bills can pile up quickly creating financial stress. Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible and likely will offer you far less than what you are entitled to for your mounting losses. Our lawyers can help you deal with the insurance companies, get you the proper treatment and ensure that you are properly compensated for all your costs and lost income resulting from the accident.
Even if the “at fault” driver is not insured or is severely underinsured, we can help you obtain payment from your insurance company pursuant to your uninsured or underinsured coverages. You have these coverages as a matter of Colorado law unless you’ve declined them in writing to your insurance company.
Your damages from a motor vehicle accident can include the property damage to the vehicle itself and bodily injury to the people in the vehicles including both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages can include the cost of your medical care, past and future lost income and wages, and future medical care and expenses related to any permanent impairment. Non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment or quality of life, and emotional stress.
Our personal injury attorneys can often be found cycling in our free time; we understand the world of cycling first-hand and are prepared to help our clients with the unique dealings of a bike crash. We provide guidance when filing a police report, assist you with documenting the extent of your injuries, and are prepared to negotiate with insurance companies and, if necessary, we will file suit and go to trial. We love cycling and the community and culture it provides. We are dedicated to protecting that community and ensuring just legal action in the event of an accident.
Exposure to toxic mold at your home or work can lead to serious health issues and significant property damage. Mold can grow anywhere in the house where moisture occurs. This can include bathrooms, showers, basements, crawl spaces, attics, and from outside water penetrations. We work with a number of consultants and experts to help clients investigate the source of the moisture and mold as well as its remediation. We can ensure that any evidence necessary for future legal action is obtained before the mold is remediated and help clients obtain just compensation for the remediation and resulting personal injuries from any responsible parties. You must call our experienced lawyers early in this process to ensure that your home or workplace is remediated properly, any insurance is involved and the evidence is available to take legal action against responsible parties such as landlords, HOA’s, insurance companies, contractors, and builders.
Pesticide and Insecticide Exposure
Pesticide and insecticide exposure can occur at work, in the home or during agricultural activities; these kinds of exposure can cause significant personal injuries to the skin, eyes, throat and lungs as well as affect the nervous and pulmonary systems. Our attorneys help clients recover compensation from these injuries in the court system and through negotiation with the responsible parties. The misuse of pesticides should be reported to the state or federal environmental regulators such as the EPA and the Colorado Department of Agriculture for Enforcement of Environmental Regulations. We help clients navigate these difficult and complicated laws and regulations to obtain just compensation.
Skiing and Snowboarding Accidents
Glade Voogt Lord & Smith are skilled personal injury lawyers, but first and foremost are proud to say that they have many experienced and avid expert skiers and snowboarders in their firm. As avid skiers and snowboarders, our personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable about the unique aspects of skiing and snowboarding accidents that are essential to obtaining positive results for our clients. We provide advice in dealing with the ski resort personnel and obtaining their records of the incident, in filing a police report where appropriate, and in documenting and substantiating the extent of your injuries. We negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, file suit and go to trial. Not only are we skiing & boarding enthusiasts and experienced personal injury lawyers, but we are experienced trial attorneys (having tried hundreds of cases successfully to verdict). We can assist you with skiing and snowboarding collisions, ski area negligence claims and lift accident cases. In skiing & boarding accidents, the issue often turns on whether the injury was related to a risk which the skier or boarder assumed, and we have the expertise to navigate you thru that analysis and advise you on the sustainability of your potential claim.
Non-Physical Injury Torts
We provide representation for torts not resulting in physical injury, including but not limited to:
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
We also represent clients who have been aggrieved through malpractice committed by attorneys or accountants advising them on critical matters, as well as attorneys or accountants accused of malpractice. These matters can include:
- Litigation (e.g., personal injury, commercial disputes, employment disputes, and criminal defense)
- Legal document drafting (e.g., corporate, partnership and business law, securities, taxes, wills, trusts, and estates)
- Investigations (e.g., forensic audits and forensic investigations by accountants and accounting firms)
Due to the nature of personal injury and malpractice cases, some cases may not fit neatly into one of these categories. However, if you have been injured physically or emotionally by the conduct of another, our lawyers can help you evaluate your options. We are committed to providing you the personalized attention you deserve. Call us today for a free case consultation.
Our Personal Injury & Professional Liability Practice Attorneys
- Eric J. Voogt, Practice Leader
- Frank Lopez
- James M. Lord
- Asher M.B. Ritmiller
- Edward L. Shepyer