Denver Premises Liability Lawyers
What are your rights if you have been injured on someone else’s property? In Colorado, you have the right to seek just compensation for your injury-related losses. While not all premises-related accidents will trigger claims for compensation, if you have a claim, asserting your legal rights with an experienced Denver premises liability attorney could be critical to your long-term recovery.
Why File a Premises Liability Claim?
If you have suffered traumatic injuries in a premises-related accident, your injuries could impact virtually all aspects of your daily life. You may be in pain, you may be unable to work, and you may be unable to enjoy spending time with friends and family. As time goes on, these losses can continue to build, and the only way to recover the costs of someone else’s mistake is by filing a claim for just compensation with the help of a Denver premises liability attorney.
Property owners owe a duty of care to anyone on the premises, but the standard varies based on the situation. Visitors are segmented into three categories:
- Invitee: For people who have been invited on the property to transact business, the owner is expected to take reasonable steps to fix any hazards (i.e., a grocery store aisle spill or a cluttered stairwell) that the owner knows about or should know about through reasonable inspection.
- Licensee: For social and other types of guests, the owner is expected to take reasonable care to eliminate hazards that the person knows about and to warn about certain dangers that the owner did not create.
- Trespasser: For people who are on the property without the owner’s consent, the owner is liable only for injuries willfully caused by the owner.
Colorado operates under a modified comparative negligence system, meaning that a person who is partially to blame for an accident can still seek compensation as long as he or she is not deemed 50 percent or more responsible for the accident.
Breaking Down Your Claim
Why should you choose our personal injury law firm to represent you? Here are five reasons why clients have trusted our firm for more than 20 years:
Colorado’s Law of Premises Liability
Under Colorado’s premises liability law, property owners are required to remedy known hazards that have the potential to cause serious physical injuries. If you fell because of a repair or maintenance issue that should have been addressed, you may be entitled to just compensation.
Evidence to Prove Your Premises Liability Claim
In order to prove your claim, you will need evidence to establish the property owner’s liability. If you took photos or if anyone witnesses saw what happened, these can both be key evidence in support of your claim for compensation. Additionally, when you hire our firm to represent you, our attorneys will conduct an exhaustive investigation in order to collect any additional evidence that can help prove your claim.
The Importance of Your Medical Records
If you have not done so already, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Our personal injury team members can refer you to a physician who has treated our clients for years. Your medical records will be critical evidence in your case, and you need them to show that your injuries are the result of your stairway accident.
Calculating Your Future Losses
Your outstanding medical bills and lost wages are just two components of your claim for compensation. You are also entitled to compensation for your future losses, and these losses are often far greater than those incurred in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic accident. Future losses that can be recovered in a slip and fall accident case include:
- Medical expenses
- Prescription costs and other out-of-pocket expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Negotiating a Settlement or Seeking Justice at Trial
Most premises liability claims are resolved through out-of-court settlements with the property owner’s insurance company. As your attorneys, we will seek to negotiate a maximum settlement as quickly as possible. However, while we are negotiating, we will also be preparing your case for trial. We have secured numerous six-figure and seven-figure verdicts for our clients, and we want the insurance company to know that we are fully prepared to take your case to court.
How Much Can I Expect to Recover?
Every case is different, and we cannot estimate your recovery until we know the details of your claim. However, what we can tell you is that we have recovered millions for our clients, including one premises liability case in which we secured a $392,000 verdict after the insurance company offered an initial settlement of just $500.
When Should I Hire a Denver Premises Liability Attorney?
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident, it is strongly in your best interest to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You do not want to let the insurance companies take advantage of you, and you do not want to make any mistakes that could jeopardize your claim for compensation.
What Will It Cost to Hire a Denver Premises Liability Lawyer?
When you file a claim for compensation, the only risk is that you will lose your case. This means that you would face the same outcome as if you had never filed a claim. But, with us, you do not pay any legal fees or costs unless we win, and we will not take your case unless we believe that we have a strong chance of securing a significant financial award.
Call or Click for Your Free Consultation with a Top Denver Premises Liability Attorney
For more information about how to fight for victims of premises-related accidents in Denver, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys in confidence, call 303-333-8000 or tell us about the accident online now.