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Denver Premises Liability Lawyer

Denver Premises Liability Lawyer

Did you recently suffer injuries on someone else’s property in Denver, CO? The property owner may owe you financial compensation. Contact Zaner Harden Law, LLP to learn how an experienced Denver premises liability lawyer can help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

For decades, our lawyers have been helping injured clients and their families recover fair compensation from negligent parties. We’ve successfully won tens of millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for clients like you.

You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Don’t hesitate to call our law offices in Denver, Colorado, to schedule a free consultation at (720) 613-9706 with a lawyer who can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery. We can also help you if you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident including Denver car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, Denver pedestrian accidents, and more.

Why Should I Call Zaner Harden Law for Help With My Denver Premises Liability Claim?

Why Should I Call Zaner Harden Law for Help With My Denver Premises Liability Claim?

Getting hurt is always a surprise. Even when you’re careful, it can be difficult to prevent injuries when others are negligent. That’s especially true when you’re visiting someone else’s property. When you’re injured through no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated.

Property owners must maintain their property in safe condition. When they don’t, they won’t be quick to admit their mistake. Their insurance companies might even blame you for being careless. Our Denver personal injury lawyers at Zaner Harden Law have the tools to help you fight back.

Our lawyers have been recognized by National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers, and 5280 Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Denver.

When you hire us, you’ll benefit from an attorney who will:

  • Investigate to determine why your accident happened
  • Gather evidence to prove the property owner was negligent
  • Calculate the fair value of your case and reject any lowball settlement offers
  • Defend against allegations that you caused your injuries
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies for a fair settlement
  • Prepare to take your case to trial if necessary

Our Denver personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis–so you don’t have to worry about upfront costs. Just contact us today to learn more about how we can add value to your case.

Overview of the Premises Liability Laws in Colorado

Under Colorado’s premises liability act, negligent property owners can be held liable for damages when others are injured due to dangerous property conditions.

To recover damages, you must establish the following:

  • The property owner’s legal duty of care
  • A breach of duty occurred
  • Because of the breach, an unsafe property condition existed
  • You were injured because of the danger
  • The damages you suffered

Colorado property owners owe a legal duty of care to people who they invite onto their property. The scope of that duty depends on your reason for visiting the property.

Business Invitees

Business invitees are invited onto the property for some type of business purpose. Anytime an owner opens their doors to the public, visitors are classified as invitees.

You’re classified as an invitee when you are:

  • Dining in a restaurant
  • Shopping at a grocery store
  • Visiting Ball Arena for a Nuggets game

Businesses owe invitees a heightened duty of care and must:

  • Fix any hazardous property conditions in a reasonable amount of time
  • Conduct inspections to identify hidden dangers
  • Provide adequate warning about any dangerous conditions that can’t be fixed immediately

If you were injured while visiting someone else’s property, contact our Denver premises liability attorneys for a free case review today. We’ll do everything we can to help you get the fair compensation you deserve.

Licensees

Licensees visit an owner’s property for a reason that doesn’t provide any type of business benefit to the owner. When you visit a friend’s house for dinner as a social guest, you’re classified as a licensee.

Property owners owe a more limited duty to licensees. The primary difference is that property owners have no duty to inspect the premises for non-obvious risks to protect licensees.

Trespassers

Property owners owe a very limited duty to trespassers, meaning persons who enter the property without permission. While they cannot intentionally harm trespassers, they have no duty to protect against hazardous conditions

A limited exception exists for trespassing children. If the owner has an attractive nuisance on the premises, they must take precautions to protect young children who wander onto the property. A classic example of an attractive nuisance is a swimming pool.

What Is My Denver Premises Liability Case Worth?

Your case value will depend on many different factors, including:

  • The nature of your injuries
  • The economic costs you have incurred, including the cost of medical treatment
  • How the injury impacts your ability to work and earn a living
  • Your prognosis for making a full medical recovery
  • How the injury will impact your quality of life
  • Your pain and suffering
  • Whether you share any blame for your injuries

No two personal injury cases are exactly the same. It’s important to have an experienced attorney evaluate your right to compensation before taking an insurance settlement. To learn more about how our team at Zaner Harden Law can put our experience to work for you, call for a free consultation.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims Under Colorado Premises Liability Laws?

Under Colorado law, injured parties can seek economic and non-economic damages from the parties responsible for their injuries.

Economic damages provide compensation for verifiable financial losses, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings or reduced earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of business opportunities
  • The value of household services
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages compensate victims for non-monetary losses, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Inconvenience
  • PTSD
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Physical disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of society or companionship
  • Loss of consortium

You’re entitled to compensation to cover 100% of your financial costs, including past expenses and anticipated future costs.

Colorado law caps the amount of non-economic damages you can recover at $250,000, though that sum may be higher based on current inflation rates. If there is clear evidence that an increased amount is justified, Colorado courts have the authority to increase that sum, but not above $500,000 (again, potentially higher in accordance with inflation).

Will Colorado’s Shared Fault Law Impact My Right To Recover Financial Compensation?

Under Colorado comparative negligence laws, you can recover partial compensation if you were less than 50% responsible for your own injuries. However, if you’re found to be 50% or more responsible, you lose your right to sue the negligent property owner for damages.

If you were less than 50% to blame, your compensation award is reduced by the percentage of fault that is proven to be yours. An attorney can protect you against unfair allegations of shared responsibility and ensure you receive full compensation.

Our Denver Premises Liability Attorneys Will Fight To Recover Full Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Our lawyers at Zaner Harden Law often represent clients who have suffered:

If you were injured on someone else’s property, contact our legal team for a free consultation today.

We Handle All Types of Premises Liability Cases in Denver, Colorado

Our premises liability lawyers in Denver handle all types of premises liability claims, including those involving:

  • Assault and sexual assault caused by negligent security
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Falls from heights
  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Poisonings and toxic exposure
  • Bed bugs
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Fires or explosions
  • Exposure to live electricity
  • Falling objects
  • Inadequate property maintenance

If you’re wondering whether you have a valid personal injury claim, reach out to Zaner Harden Law for a free case evaluation today. We’ll help you understand your legal rights and options.

How Do I Prove I Deserve Compensation for My Injuries?

There are countless ways to get hurt when you’re visiting someone else’s property. It’s the owner’s responsibility to take reasonable precautions to protect against accidents and injuries.

In general, you’ll have to prove the following things to recover compensation:

  • The harm you suffered was reasonably foreseeable
  • The owner failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the harm

Premises liability cases often hinge on whether the owner’s actions were reasonable. In other words, these cases are very fact-sensitive. Our lawyers will investigate and gather the evidence you need to support your case. Just call our law firm in Denver to schedule your free consultation today.

How Long Do I Have To File a Premises Liability Lawsuit After an Injury in Colorado?

The statute of limitations in Colorado premises liability cases is two years. If you fail to take legal action within two years of your injury, you’ll be unable to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages.

Since there are exceptions in some cases, it’s best that you reach out to an attorney for help determining the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit in your circumstances.

Schedule a Free Case Review With a Denver Premises Liability Lawyer Today

If you were injured on someone else’s premises, our lawyers at Zaner Harden Law are here to help you stand up to the insurance companies. Contact us today to learn more about how an experienced Denver premises liability lawyer can help with your case.

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.