All accidents can be terrifying, but accidents that result in serious injury can be life-altering. Severe personal injuries can affect every aspect of your life and well-being, resulting in expensive medical bills, lost wages and permanent physical and emotional damages. These types of injuries demand the immediate and thoughtful attention of an experienced and proven personal injury attorney.
If you’ve been hurt in Denver, Longmont, Pueblo, or any other area along Colorado’s Front Range, call Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. today at 303-355-7202 to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer for free. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe any attorney fees unless your case is successful. Se habla Español.
This page covers a number of personal injury topics, including:
- Our Personal Injury Areas of Practice
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Concussions and Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Herniated Disc
- Limb Amputation
- Post-Traumatic Arthritis
- Eye Injuries
- Vestibular Dysfunction
- Injured Children
- Elements of a Personal Injury Claim
- What Is My Case Worth?
- Understanding Jury Trials
- Understanding Structured Settlements
- Rehabilitation After a Serious Injury
- Schedule Your Free Personal Injury Consultation Today
Our team of skilled attorneys is committed to fighting for justice and compensation for people like you who have been seriously hurt because of someone else’s negligence. We also fight diligently for those who have lost a loved one because of another’s reckless or careless actions.
With a proud history of successful verdicts and settlements under our belt, Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. handles a variety of personal injury claims, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall
- Elevator/escalator injuries
- Dog bites/animal attacks
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Pharmacy negligence
- Insurance bad faith
- Wrongful death
Serious injuries require serious representation. Following a catastrophic injury, our team of seasoned attorneys will go above and beyond to provide counsel and advocacy for our clients. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury because of the negligent actions of another, Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. has the skill, resources and passion for justice you need to get back on track.
Brain injuries are among the most difficult and life-changing injuries faced by accident victims. Several years ago, our founding partner Keith Fuicelli suffered a severe injury that resulted in a two-month hospital stay. His personal understanding of the struggle to achieve full recovery, combined with the firm’s extensive trial experience, gives Fuicelli & Lee, P.C., a valuable perspective when handling these cases for our clients.
Concussions are among the most commonly experienced injuries after an accident. While many concussions improve in a matter of weeks, some people suffer longer-term effects, known as post-concussion syndrome. Symptoms of these injuries include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Nausea or vomiting
- Speech problems
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness or light sensitivity
- Neck pain
Injuries that involve the neck and spine can be devastating. Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, and subsequent loss of motor function and mobility. In these cases, it is particularly important to have a clear picture of both your immediate health needs and the long-term cost of your injury, which may include on-going care and home modifications.
Discs pad your vertebrae and help to keep them in place. When one of these discs rupture or slip out of place, they may make contact with the spinal cord, causing severe pain and even disability. Symptoms of a herniated, slipped or bulging disc include:
- Lower back pain
- Tingling or numbness
Pain or burning sensations in the hands, arms or shoulders
The loss of a limb can occur for a number of reasons, but are often caused by serious motor vehicle accidents. In addition to the pain and difficulties immediately caused by limb loss, many amputees struggle with psychological trauma and “phantom limb sensations”. Additionally, complications from radical amputation procedures can include:
Post-traumatic arthritis, a type of osteoarthritis, occurs when a traumatic event causes joint cartilage to break down in joints such as the wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees or hips. Once the cartilage of a joint deteriorates and wears away after a traumatic injury, the bones begin to rub together. Symptoms of post-traumatic arthritis include:
- Bone-to-bone grinding sensation
- Limited flexibility and mobility
- Pain, discomfort and tenderness in the joint area
- Stiffness or weakness in the joint
Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States suffer eye injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Eye injuries can affect your vision, ability to work and quality of life. Some of the most common types of these injuries include.
- Corneal abrasions
- Eyelid lacerations
- Black eyes
- Retinal detachment
- Orbital fractures
- Chemical burns
Vestibular dysfunction is one of the lesser-known injuries that can occur after an accident. Typically resulting from whiplash or brain trauma, vestibular dysfunction impairs balance, and can cause vertigo, disorientation and hearing or vision disturbances, such as:
- Poor depth perception
- Night blindness
- Light sensitivity
- Trouble focusing and tracking objects
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Sensitivity to loud noises
Vestibular dysfunction can also cause cognitive and psychological changes, such as:
- Mental fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Short-term memory loss
When your child is injured, it can seem like your whole world is crashing down around you. You would stop at nothing to ease their pain and erase their suffering. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of children are killed or injured in avoidable accidents every year. Some of the most common causes of children’s injuries include:
- Playground accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Bike accidents
- Defective toys and other children’s products
- Trampoline accidents
- Dog bites
Our compassionate attorneys understand the emotional pain associated with children’s accidents. We are committed to helping your family obtain justice with integrity and dignity.
Three items must be established in any personal injury claim:
- Damages: You must prove that you suffered damages as a result of your injuries. These can include both economic and non-economic damages.
- Injury causation: You must prove that your injuries were caused by the accident.
- Liability: You must prove that another party or parties were directly responsible for your injuries.
Proving the elements of a personal injury claim can be difficult and detail-oriented. Our firm has a proven history of success in personal injury claims. We know how to build a strong case and help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Placing a value claim on a personal injury is complicated and requires the knowledge and skill of an experienced attorney. Depending on the unique details of your case, our personal injury lawyers may seek:
- Economic damages: This can include money you spent or lost because of your injury.
- Non-economic damages: These damages can include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of companionship.
- Permanent impairment and disfigurement: These damages are awarded for medical conditions that no amount of care will ever fix.
The process of attaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries can be long and arduous. While settlement negotiations often occur, jury trials in civil court can be necessary to obtain the full and fair compensation to which you are rightfully entitled.
The basic elements of a trial include:
- Jury Selection
- Opening Statements
- Presentation of Evidence
- Closing Statements
- Jury Deliberation
Our attorneys are intimate with each step of the legal process and meticulously prepare every case as though it will go to court. We have a proven record of success and are committed to helping you attain justice.
There are different types of structured settlements in Colorado. You may be paid in annual installments over a number of years, or you could receive periodic lump sums every few years. Your personal injury attorney can work with your financial advisor to determine which settlement schedule is best for you.
Benefits of a Structured Settlement include:
- Little or no taxes: Depending on your personal circumstances, your settlement could be tax free.
- Financial security: Long-term settlements, such as periodic lump sum payments, can assist with medical equipment and on-going therapy.
- Special needs trust: If you become severely disabled as a result of the accident, a special needs trust may be an ideal option.
We will discuss all of your options and help you determine which settlement option best meets your unique needs.
In addition to the immediate medical attention you need after an accident, you may need ongoing rehabilitation to recover from your accident. Some of the many types of therapies and rehabilitation include:
- Occupational therapy
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Orthopedic rehabilitation
- Auto Injury rehabilitation
- Aquatic therapy
- Physical therapy
- Surgery and post-op rehabilitation
- Brain-trauma rehabilitation
Rehabilitation can be very expensive. Our attorneys understand how to accurately determine the value of your claim, including compensation for your current medical costs as well as expenses that will impact you in the future.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. wants to hear your story. Contact us today online or at 303-355-7202 for a free initial consultation. We proudly serve the Denver, Longmont and Pueblo areas of Colorado’s Front Range.