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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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:
Businesses owe invitees a heightened duty of care and must:
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 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.
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.
Your case value will depend on many different factors, including:
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.
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:
Non-economic damages compensate victims for non-monetary losses, including:
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).
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 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.
Our premises liability lawyers in Denver handle all types of premises liability claims, including those involving:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.