Denver Ice Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
If you have been hurt after slipping on ice, you may be entitled to compensation. While some slip and fall accidents could not have been helped, others might be the fault of negligent property owners. If a parking lot, outdoor staircase, or other walkway on someone’s premises is dangerously icy, they could be held liable for any resulting injuries.
With more than 30 years of experience in handling personal injury cases, The Bourassa Law Group can help you secure the compensation you deserve. We will negotiate and, as needed, litigate aggressively to help you on the road to recovery. Furthermore, we will approach your case with the utmost compassion and understanding of the challenges you are facing.
To minimize the financial stress that our clients feel during this period, we only charge a fee if and when we recover compensation. We also offer a free consultation to all prospective clients. To schedule yours and speak with an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer, call (303) 331-6186 today.
Do I Need an Ice Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer?
Living in Denver, we are accustomed to the joys and trials that come with icy, snowy winters. On one hand, we enjoy skiing, ice skating, and other winter activities for a good portion of the year. On the other hand, we face icy roads and walkways that pose a risk to our health and safety. While many people think primarily of car accidents in the winter, slip and fall accidents account for a large percentage of ice-related injuries each year.
Slip and fall accidents on ice can cause serious injury. Broken bones, concussions, and even more severe injuries are common in these accidents. From ER visits to surgeries and rehabilitation, these injuries can require extensive care and cause a mounting pile of costly expenses.
If you have had a slip and fall accident that was the result of another person’s negligence, you should not have to pay these unforeseen bills. Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe and hazard-free for any visitors. This includes shoveling, salting, or chipping away at snow and ice to the best of their ability so that pedestrians can walk safely. If a walkway on someone’s property is unreasonably icy and someone incurs injury from it, the property owner can and should be held financially responsible.
A skilled slip and fall accident lawyer can help you secure the compensation you need to recover from the accident you’ve suffered. A Denver lawyer who is well-versed in ice accidents will be able to negotiate with the property owner or manager to maximize your chances of achieving a fair settlement out of court. If necessary, a lawyer will also be prepared to file a lawsuit and litigate aggressively to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Why Choose The Bourassa Law Group to Handle My Case?
The personal injury attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group are prepared to handle your slip and fall case with prowess and compassion. We understand how devastating these accidents can be and treat each of our clients as friends and neighbors as we help them through this difficult time.
With The Bourassa Law Group on your side, you can be confident that we will maximize your chances of receiving fair compensation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in this area of law and have secured compensation for numerous clients who’ve been hurt due to ice in Denver. For one recent client who slipped on an icy walkway outside of her apartment complex, we negotiated a $205,000 settlement.
We are so confident in our work that we do not ask clients to pay unless we win their case. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we only charge clients if we secure compensation for them. Therefore, when you work with a The Bourassa Law Group lawyer, you will not have to incur any additional costs at this already difficult time.
Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Case
In order to recover compensation for your injuries, your attorney will need to prove that another party’s negligence caused you to slip and fall on ice. An experienced slip and fall lawyer will demonstrate a few points to show that you are entitled to compensation:
• That the business or property owner is responsible for the icy condition that caused your injuries
• That this person knew or should have known about the dangerously icy condition and still failed to resolve it (or to provide warning in the form of signage)
• That you were on the premises as an invited guest, business customer, or otherwise valid visitor, meaning that the property owner had a responsibility to provide safe conditions for you
Even if you are partially to blame for your accident, your lawyer may still be able to secure compensation by proving the points above. Colorado law follows the doctrine of comparative negligence, which means that someone who shares a portion of the fault can still be compensated. As long as you are found to be less than 50 percent at fault for the slip and fall accident, you may receive compensation in proportion to the other party’s fault.
Recovering Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
Following an ice slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for multiple types of compensation. To help cover the wide-ranging costs you may have incurred, your personal injury and premises liability lawyer can fight to secure these different forms of compensation.
The losses for which you might be compensated in the aftermath of a slip and fall accident include:
• Medical expenses, including ambulance rides, ER visits, surgery, and rehabilitation
• Disability expenses
• Lost wages, including coverage for sick days and PTO
• Loss of earning capacity
• Pain and suffering
• Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have been hurt in an ice slip and fall accident in the Denver area, do not hesitate to contact The Bourassa Law Group. Time is of the essence: in most slip and fall cases, plaintiffs have only two years to file a lawsuit. The sooner you get in touch with an attorney, the better your chances are of proving the property owner’s negligence in the accident.
One of our skilled slip and fall accident lawyers can maximize your odds of receiving fair compensation. To speak with an attorney about your case during a free consultation, call The Bourassa Law Group today.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.