Suffering a personal injury can be a life-altering experience. It becomes more difficult when you are faced with high medical bills, lost wages, and excruciating physical pain or emotional anguish. Thankfully, you can explore your legal options and pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. 

We at Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley are committed to helping accident victims, as well as holding those who caused their accidents accountable for their negligence. We provide full legal services and can represent you to take on the insurance company and fight for a fair settlement. From our Durango, Colorado office, we serve clients in Telluride, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, and the Four Corners region. 

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley has years of combined experience in all types of personal injury cases. We help clients who are injured from just about any type of accident or mistake you can imagine, including:

Regardless of the nature of your accident, you have the right to explore your legal options and pursue financial compensation for your losses. Our law firm can help you every step of the way.



Establishing Fault and
Liability for Your Injuries

For you to succeed in recovering your damages, we will need to demonstrate that the at-fault party was negligent or acted carelessly. Our legal team will gather evidence to support your claim, such as photos or videos of the accident, eyewitness statements, medical reports, and accident or police reports. In addition, we will seek expert testimony if it will benefit your unique case.

We can use all this evidence as proof of who was at fault and how the accident led to your injuries. From there, we present the best case possible so that we can fight for a fair settlement.

What is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of your case depends on the circumstances of the accident, who was at fault, and the total amount of your economic or noneconomic losses. We calculate your claim based on a number of factors, including those discussed below.

Hospital Bills

Your medical bills may include ambulatory services, a visit to the ER, medical procedures, a recovery room stay, ongoing doctor visits, or medications. You may also have future medical expenses such as rehabilitation or physical therapy. The way we see it, you should be able to claim financial compensation for all of these costs if they were caused by another person's careless or reckless behavior.

Lost Income

If you are out of work for several weeks or months, your employer may be able to provide a report of how much pay you lost. Your total lost income may include wages, benefits, tips, or lost bonuses. We also consider lost future earning capacity in disability or dismemberment cases.

Non-Economic Losses

Noneconomic losses are damages that cannot be calculated but demonstrate a clear loss for you or your family. These may include ongoing severe pain, emotional or mental distress, and loss of companionship or parenting.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley is prepared to help you with all aspects of your case. We can manage your claim so that you can focus on your recovery. How can our law firm help you? We can:

  • Investigate the accident and gather evidence

  • Organize and prepare all documents

  • Calculate all of your damages (in other words, after reviewing your case in-depth, we can help you answer that age-old question: "How much money is my case actually worth?")

  • Engage with all parties on your behalf

  • Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company

  • If necessary, file a lawsuit and take your case to court

With an experienced and knowledgeable legal team on your side, you will have the leverage you need to effectively fight for both justice and fair compensation.


You shouldn't have to pay for someone else’s mistake. Let our law firm help you establish fault, estimate your case value, and aggressively pursue fair compensation for your damages. Call us today to get a free case assessment with a personal injury lawyer in Durango, Colorado. We also serve the surrounding cities of Telluride, Pagosa Springs, Cortez, and the Four Corners region.