How to File a Claim against the City of Denver

Sometimes, accidents are caused by the negligence of Denver city employees or agencies. The city may not be liable in every accident that occurs on its property or involves its employees. However, some accidents and injuries may be eligible for the claim. Speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer, and discuss whether your accident qualifies for a claim against the city.

If you want to file a claim against the city and County of Denver, there are procedures to be followed. You must first write a letter that specifically outlines the information that is relevant to your claim. In this letter called the Notice of Claim, you must provide information like your name and address as well as the contact information of your attorney if you have one. However, you must provide details for the basis of the claim, including the exact details of the accident or the injury that occurred. Provide the date, time, and place of the accident. You must also provide other details about the employee involved in the accident. Provide the name and address of the employee, whose negligence was involved in your injury.

Provide information about and the severity of the injury that you sustained and the damages that you suffered as a result. Finally, define the monetary damages that you are claiming. File the Notice of Claim by mailing it to the Mayor of Denver.

Next, the Mayor’s Office will forward your letter to the City Attorney’s Office, following which you’ll get more information from the City of Attorney’s Office about how you can proceed.

For more assistance filing a claim against the city of Denver, speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.