A slip and fall might sound minor, but the reality is that any slip-and-fall accident could be a life-changing experience for the victim. Any slip-and-fall accident has the potential to cause broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and a host of other medical issues for the victim. The severity of their injuries typically depends on the location and height of the fall as well as their overall medical condition prior to the incident.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, you may have grounds for legal recourse if the incident occurred on someone else’s property. If you were present on the property legally with the owner’s express or implied permission, you likely have grounds for a civil suit against them to seek recompense for your damages. Cheney Galluzzi & Howard offers compassionate and responsive legal counsel to victims of slip-and-fall accidents and other personal injuries in the Thornton, CO, area, and we are ready to help you.
Slip-and-fall injuries happen in various ways. Once your Thornton slip-and-fall attorney has helped you prove that you were present at the location legally where your slip and fall occurred, they can proceed with helping you recover recompense for your damages from the owner of the property. Under Colorado law, the slip-and-fall injury plaintiff is legally entitled to seek compensation for economic damages, which are likely to include:
In addition to your economic damages, the law lets the personal injury plaintiff hold the defendant accountable for their physical pain and emotional suffering. However, state law limits compensation for pain and suffering in many personal injury claims. If you want to get the most out of this aspect of your case award, you need the help of a seasoned Thornton slip-and-fall attorney.
Cheney Galluzzi & Howard can help build a compelling civil suit against the owner of the property responsible for your damages. Any slip and fall could be life-changing, and when you are reeling in the aftermath of a property owner’s negligence, you need legal counsel you trust to guide you through your case proceedings. Most personal injury claims filed in Thornton will end with private settlement negotiations, but there is always a chance for settlement to fail and for litigation to be necessary. Our team will seek to settle your claim quickly if possible, but we can represent you at trial if necessary to ensure your recovery. The sooner you connect with an attorney, the sooner you can begin working toward the recovery you legally deserve.
A: Colorado law lets the personal injury plaintiff seek complete repayment of their economic losses resulting from a defendant’s negligence or misconduct. Your attorney can help recover medical expenses, long-term treatment costs, lost income, and lost earning potential from the defendant responsible for your slip and fall. You can also claim pain and suffering compensation, but state law limits how much you can receive. Working with experienced legal counsel offers the greatest chance of securing maximum recompense for your damages.
A: If your slip and fall happened on someone else’s private property, you must prove that the owner of the property failed to address a foreseeable safety issue that directly caused your injury. You also must have been legally present on the property, as the state’s premises liability laws do not apply to intruders or trespassers. If your fall occurred on public or government property, you could only file a claim if you can prove the injury occurred due to a government employee’s negligence.
A: The total value of any personal injury claim depends on the severity of the victim’s losses. Under Colorado law, a plaintiff may seek compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost income, and the destruction of future earning potential from the defendant responsible for causing their injury. Additionally, the plaintiff may also claim pain and suffering compensation, but state law caps how much the plaintiff may claim for non-economic damages. Your Thornton slip-and-fall attorney can offer an estimate of your case’s total potential value.
A: As its fee, the team at Cheney Galluzzi & Howard charges its personal injury clients a contingency fee, meaning that you are not required to pay anything until we win recompense for your damages. Therefore, there are no legal fees up front or during the case, and the fee you pay at the end of your case is a portion of your total case award. This ensures the legal counsel you need is accessible when you need it, regardless of your financial situation.
The attorneys at Cheney Galluzzi & Howard offer compassionate and client-focused legal counsel for a wide range of civil claims in Thornton and surrounding areas. We’ve helped many clients recover substantial case awards and can put this experience to work in your case. If it’s time for you to learn how our firm can empower your recovery, contact us now to schedule your free consultation with a Thornton slip-and-fall attorney.