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Denver Negligent Security Lawyer

Denver Negligent Security Lawyer

Did you become the victim of a crime on someone else’s property in Denver, CO? Do you think the crime may have been avoided if the property owner had taken proper security measures? If the answer to these questions is yes, you might have a negligent security claim.

A Denver negligent security lawyer at Zaner Harden Law can explain your rights. You might be able to recover compensation from the property owner. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience handling personal injury cases. We have won tens of millions of dollars for our clients. 

Negligent security cases can be complex. Call our office at (720) 734-8335 today to set up a free consultation with a Denver negligent security attorney.

How Zaner Harden Law Can Help With A Negligent Security Claim In Denver 

How Zaner Harden Law Can Help With A Negligent Security Claim In Denver

You will want an experienced lawyer to bring your Denver negligent security claim. Zaner Harden Law is prepared for the challenge. Our team of dedicated Denver personal injury lawyers has been recognized among the best in the area. We are named:

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Top Lawyers in Denver by 5280 Magazine 
  • Best Lawyers by Best Law Firms

If you trust us with your negligent security case, we will:

  • Investigate the incident
  • Identify the property owner and others who may be responsible for your damages 
  • Request and review your medical records 
  • Consult with expert witnesses
  • Collect evidence
  • Calculate your damages 
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and the defendants
  • Keep track of deadlines and paperwork
  • File a personal injury lawsuit
  • Represent you at every court hearing 

Negligent security cases are difficult to win without a lawyer. Call our office to speak with an experienced negligent security attorney in Denver, Colorado.

What Is My Denver Negligent Security Case Worth?

The amount that you can expect to recover in your negligence security case will depend on your damages. Damages are specific to each case. The amount depends on how the accident happened and how you have been affected by your injuries.

In general, you will recover more money if:

  • You have been seriously or permanently injured
  • You have emotional and mental trauma 
  • You have property damage
  • You are unable to work or earn the same income as before the accident
  • You no longer enjoy the same activities as before the incident 
  • Your overall quality of life has been significantly impacted 

An attorney will help you estimate your case’s worth. This estimate will be used during negotiations to make sure that you receive a fair payout. Without an accurate estimate of your damages, you run the risk of accepting a lowball settlement offer.

We will calculate your case value at the beginning to make sure that you understand what you deserve.

What Types Of Damages Are Available To Victims of Negligent Security?

Victims of negligent security can expect to recover compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are payments that compensate a plaintiff for their actual losses. These losses may be financial or non-financial in nature.

When the losses are financial, they are called economic damages. Economic damages can include past and future expenses caused by the accident or the injury. Some examples are:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages 
  • Property damage or replacement costs 
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Cost of medicine
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Non-financial losses are called non-economic damages. This includes payment for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional suffering 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Inconvenience
  • Permanent disfigurement 

There is a statutory cap on non-economic damages in Colorado. You can only recover up to $250,000 except in rare cases where the court finds that you are entitled to up to $500,000 by clear and convincing evidence.

A Note On Punitive Damages 

Denver recognizes another type of damages called punitive damages. Punitive damages are imposed to punish a defendant for making an exceptionally bad decision. This category of damages is rare and are only available when a defendant acted with fraud, malice, or wilful and wanton conduct

We’ll Fight To Recover Fair Compensation for All of Your Injuries

The attorneys at Zaner Harden Law have represented people with many different types of injuries. We will provide top-tier representation, whether your injuries are minor or catastrophic

Some of the most common injuries in negligent security cases are:

We will take the time to review your medical records and consult with doctors. This work is necessary to understand how your injuries have affected you and will affect you in the future. Without understanding this, we cannot ask for full and fair compensation.

Overview of Negligent Security Laws in Denver, Colorado

Negligent security law is a subset of premises liability law. This is the same type of law that governs slip and falls

Under the Colorado Premises Liability Act, a landowner must exercise reasonable care to protect visitors. However, they only need to protect visitors from foreseeable dangers. 

The basic idea is that a property owner should keep their property safe for lawful visitors. One aspect of keeping the property safe is to impose appropriate security measures to prevent crime. 

Negligent security cases tend to arise when someone is victimized by a crime while at a business. For example, when a bystander is hurt during a convenience store robbery. If the convenience store is routinely robbed but does not have any security measures in place, the owner may be responsible for the bystander’s injuries.

Property owners do not have the same obligations to trespassers, also known as unlawful visitors. If you weren’t lawfully on someone else’s property, it will be much more difficult to recover compensation.

In addition to the property owner, other parties may be partially or wholly responsible for the injuries. These parties include:

  • Business owners
  • Renters
  • Property managers 

We can help you identify everyone who played a role in your negligent security case. You might be entitled to get payment from multiple parties. This can increase the likelihood that you will recover all of the money and get paid on time.

How Do I Know Whether I Have a Valid Negligent Security Claim Against a Property Owner?

Consulting with a lawyer is the best way to know if you have a valid negligent security claim against a property owner. However, you might have a valid claim if the property lacked:

  • Security cameras
  • Security guards
  • Locks on the doors
  • Broken fences
  • Working alarm systems
  • Poor lighting 
  • Metal detectors

It is important to remember that just because a property failed to have certain types of security doesn’t mean that the owner was negligent. The crime must have been reasonably foreseeable such that an owner would be expected to protect visitors from it. 

Furthermore, you will need to show that the lack of security measures played a role in the crime. If the crime would not have happened had there been security in place, then you will have a stronger case than if it was likely to occur regardless of the security measures.

How Long Do I Have To File a Negligent Security Lawsuit in Colorado?

In general, you have two years to file a negligent security lawsuit in Colorado. The clock starts ticking from the date of your injury. This deadline is called the statute of limitations.

The statute of limitations is one of the most important deadlines in your negligent security case. If you try to file your lawsuit after the statute has expired, then your case will be dismissed. You will lose your right to recover any money. 

In rare cases, the statute of limitations can be tolled, meaning it is paused. You should not assume that this will happen in your case. By speaking with a lawyer immediately after the accident, you can make sure that you understand the timeline in your case. 

Contact a Denver Negligent Security Lawyer for a Free Consultation

There’s no reason to risk getting less than you deserve. Contact a Denver negligent security lawyer at Zaner Harden Law to schedule a free consultation. 

During the consultation, we will discuss your case and our personal injury law firm. You won’t be pressured into committing to anything that you are not comfortable with. 

Plus, our lawyers charge a contingency fee, which means you won’t actually pay us attorney’s fees unless and until we win money for your case. Call us to learn more today.

Visit Our Personal Injury Law Office in Denver, CO

Zaner Harden Law, LLP – Denver Office
1610 Wynkoop Street. Suite 120. Denver, CO. 80202
(720) 613-9706

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We are located across the street from Union Station in downtown Denver and offer validated parking for all our clients. We also have offices in Boulder and Colorado Springs.