When you have suffered a personal injury, it is natural to want someone on your side who understands your pain. An injury can cause stress on your emotional wellbeing, your finances, your social life, and your family. We realize the seriousness of your circumstance and will be there to support you throughout the process, fighting for the compensation you need and deserve.READ MORE
Employment / Business Litigation
When things turn sour in the professional realm, people often brush it off with the phrase, “It’s not personal. It’s just business.” At Sears & Associates, P.C., we understand that, in reality, business is personal, and the implications of a dispute can have far-reaching affects on your professional career and life outside the office.READ MORE
FOCUSED ON YOUR RECOVERY – EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND FINANCIALLY.
Unfortunately, residents of Colorado and other states are not immune to injury or disputes and can find themselves wondering where to turn. We can help.
The experienced personal injury and business litigation attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. care about your situation and want to help you. We will stand by your side, defend your rights, and fight for the results you deserve. You need someone you can trust, someone who understands your situation, and a team that has the knowledge and experience to stand up for you.
The experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate team at Sears & Associates, P.C. is proud to be part of Colorado’s premier law firm. We are dedicated to the work we do, believing that every client deserves our very best efforts. We are committed to protecting your rights and looking out for your future—a goal which we never waver from. While we will certainly be focused on ensuring you obtain an equitable settlement from the at-fault party, we are also deeply concerned about how you will recover from your injuries and return to your normal self.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, we care and want to help you. Don’t leave the outcome of your case to chance. Contact the experienced Vail and Colorado Springs personal injury and business law attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C.
about our firm
What does it mean to be Colorado’s premier law firm? We understand your skepticism to such a claim. At Sears & Associates, P.C., this isn’t a title we take lightly. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve accumulated awards, honors, and high marks from many of the industry’s leading legal publications.READ MORE
Colorado Injury & Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Colorado, the impact on your life reaches far beyond the physical pain that you feel. You could be suffering from emotional distress, financial burdens, and more. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another, you may be wondering what your options are for recovery.
This is where we come in. It is natural to want someone on your side who truly understands your pain after suffering a personal injury. This type of injury can lead to stress on your emotional wellbeing, your finances, your family and even your social life. At Sears & Associates, P.C. we realize the serious nature of your current circumstances and vow to support you throughout the process, fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. The physical and emotional pain and suffering you are experiencing should not be amplified by the burden of financial hardship caused by lost time at work, medical bills, and other unexpected costs.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. have advocated for justice for people across the Front Range, focusing on:
Unfortunately, bad drivers are everywhere, particularly in our increasingly-distracted society. Thankfully, the law prevents innocent drivers from having to pay the costs of injuries and other damages caused by the negligence of others. The personal injury attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. are here to help you following your accidents. Whether you were entirely innocent, or partially to blame for the collision, we will help you recover compensation from the other driver (or his or her insurance company). In some cases, recovering compensation from an insurer can be difficult and frustrating, but we have dealt with insurance companies long enough to know every single trick and we will aggressively fight for your rights through negotiations or in court. If you are hit by a driver with no insurance, then you may have to file through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If you do not have this type of coverage, we may be able to help you recover damages from the other driver.
The sheer size of a semi-truck makes it extremely dangerous for those involved in an accident with a truck. The passengers involved in a crash with a semi-truck are much more likely to suffer severe injuries or even death in comparison to those in another car accident. Truck accident recovery tends to be much more complex, as well. There can be more than one defendant in a truck accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the loading company, the maintenance company and even the truck manufacturer. The attorneys at Sears & Associates, P.C. know how to determine liability, spot violations of the law, preserve and gather evidence, and fight for you against a large trucking company.
Like motorcyclists and bicyclists, when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the resulting injuries are likely to be severe. Since a pedestrian may or may not have vehicle insurance or even health insurance of their own which could potentially cover their injuries, that pedestrian may desperately need an advocate who will fight for their rights, holding the driver responsible. At Sears & Associates, P.C., we want to be that advocate—the legal firm who truly cares about your injuries and how those injuries will affect your life.
When a bicyclist is struck by a vehicle, the resulting injuries could be fatal, or, at the very least, extremely serious. Bicyclists have no protections, other than a helmet, which not all bicyclists choose to wear. The Sears & Associates, P.C. personal injury attorneys have helped many clients who were struck by a vehicle while riding their bicycle. We know all the ins and outs of the situation, both legal, as well as the human side. Colorado has new laws which establish and affect the rights of cyclists, so be sure to call our firm for help—we will handle your claim while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Ski & Snowboard Accidents
What begins as a fun day on the slopes can quickly turn into a nightmare when a skiing or snowboarding accident occurs. While in some instances such an accident is nobody’s fault, other times a ski resort owner or another skier may have behaved negligently. This could occur when ski lifts are improperly supervised or have a mechanical problem, or when others who are skiing or snowboarding are doing so in an unsafe manner. Broken railings or icy walkways at or near a ski lodge can also be the cause of a serious injury. With the plethora of ways you could possibly get injured at a ski resort, liability in ski accidents can be complex, which is why you need a team on your side that knows this legal landscape. Lance Sears was born and raised in Colorado, is a former ski racer, and has years of experience handing such complexities. So if you’ve been injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced personal injury attorneys today.
Spinal and Brain Injuries
Spinal and brain injuries are two of the most serious types of injuries a person can suffer. Such injuries can prevent you from returning to work for months, years—or forever. Car accidents are a primary cause of spinal and brain injuries, but other causes include slip and falls, medical malpractice, bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, falling objects, construction accidents and diving or other recreational injuries. A spinal injury could result in partial or total paralysis, while brain injuries can not only affect cognitive abilities, but can also change a person’s entire personality. Spinal and brain injuries can also lead to many years of recovery, causing serious financial difficulties for families. The attorneys of Sears & Associates, P.C. want to help those with a spinal and brain injury—not just the injured party, but also help their families deal with an altered future, as well. Our accident attorneys work with medical experts to ensure you recover a fair compensation for the full extent of your damages.
When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family can sue for wrongful death. A wrongful death civil suit may follow a criminal case, but the burden of proof for a civil claim is lower than for a criminal case. A claim for wrongful death can only be brought by a personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Damage awards from these actions belong to the estate and can pass to different parties as directed by the decedent’s will. The following four elements must be present for a successful wrongful death claim: the death of a human being, the element of negligence of another with an intent to cause harm, the survival of family members who have suffered monetary harm as a result of the death and the appointment of a personal representative for the estate of the decedent. If a loved one has died due to the negligence of another, the Sears & Associates, P.C. attorneys can help. We will fight hard to recover a financial settlement that will allow family members—who depended on the deceased for financial support—to be able to continue to financially survive.
Premises Liability Injuries
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free from any type of dangerous condition. This means that if you suffer an injury which was caused by the negligence of a property owner while you are visiting a store, restaurant or other type of business, you could be entitled to compensation for those injuries. Common examples of dangerous conditions include the following:
- Uneven floor surfaces;
- Items stacked in walkways;
- Items stacked too high, with the potential of falling;
- Narrow stairs, broken handrails on stairs or poor lighting in stairwells;
- Large cracks in the pavement;
- Potholes in the pavement;
- Standing water left on the floor;
- Slippery flooring surfaces;
- Ice and snow accumulation on floors, outdoor walkways or stairs, or
- Defective equipment, such as escalators or elevators.
The Sears & Associates, P.C. legal team has decades of experience proving the landlord or property manager was aware of the dangerous condition and did nothing about it.
Other Personal Injury
If you have suffered an injury which was the fault of another—due to negligence—the Sears & Associates attorneys can help. Whether you need a car accident lawyer or another type of personal injury attorney, our attorneys are ready and able to ensure you get the help you need. It is important that you not leave the outcome of your personal injury case to chance. We understand that the impact of an accident on your life goes far beyond the physical injuries you may be experiencing. You may also be dealing with emotional distress, financial worries and much more. The experienced Sears & Associates, P.C. legal team believes you deserve compensation for your injuries. The physical and emotional pain you are suffering should not be compounded by the burden of financial hardship caused by lost work, medical expenses and other unexpected costs. Contact Sears & Associates, P.C. today with questions about your personal injury case.
Business & Employment Litigation Attorneys
We also help clients with business disputes, such as:
- Partnership Disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Anti-Competitive Matters
- Business Torts
- Contract Disputes
- Shareholder Disputes
- Disputes Between Members in Limited Liability Corporations (LLC)
- Business Fraud
Another area of focus for our firm is employment law. We will not stand by if you’re being bullied by your employer but will fight to protect your rights. With over 40 years of employee rights experience, we know what you’re going through and want to be your ally during this trying time.
Contact our experienced team today. We are here for you.
what our clients are saying
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