Denver Loose or Broken Tile Accident Attorneys
Did you suffer injuries from a slip and fall? Was it caused by loose or broken tile on someone else’s property? If so, contact the Denver slip and fall attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group to review your case and determine your legal options for pursuing financial compensation. You shouldn’t be responsible for the costs associated with medical treatment and other losses when a business owner or homeowner caused your injuries. We can help you hold them liable and seek the justice you deserve.
At The Bourassa Law Group, our team of highly skilled and dedicated attorneys gets to know every client so we can create a personalized plan to meet their interests and achieve their goals. We understand that no amount of money can turn back time or erase what happened to you, but we hope it can offer economic relief so you’re not forced to pay for the expenses you incur.
You can depend on us to fight by your side against the injustices you faced and hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions. Call us at (303) 331-6186 for your free consultation and learn more about the services we offer.
Why Are Loose or Broken Tiles So Dangerous?
More than 540,000 slip and fall injuries occur every year. Whether you’re at a friend’s home or the grocery store, the owner must take the necessary safety measures to prevent causing harm to their guests. Loose or broken tiles are hazardous and can lead to severe injuries, such as broken bones or concussions, requiring hospitalization and ongoing medical care to heal.
Anyone could slip on tile that isn’t secured properly to the floor. Tile can become damaged from natural wear and tear or inadequate maintenance. Loose tiles can also be an issue if a construction worker or contractor didn’t install them properly. Business owners should routinely inspect their properties to ensure they’re in tip-top condition. They should also repair any damage that they find promptly.
A range of injuries can result from slipping on loose or broken tile, such as:
- Soft tissue injuries – Sprained ankle, torn tendon, or dislocated shoulder often result from a fall. Sprained wrists typically happen while trying to break the fall. Without adequate treatment, soft tissue injuries can cause chronic pain or mobility issues.
- Traumatic brain injury – Varying degrees of head and brain injuries can occur. Concussions, skull fractures, and hematomas are common when someone hits their head on a hard surface. Untreated internal bleeding or brain swelling can be fatal.
- Broken bones – Too much stress on a bone can cause it to fracture or break. Ankle, wrist, and hip fractures occur the most when someone slips and falls on tile. The impact of the body on the floor is too severe for the body to absorb, leading to a break.
- Back and spinal cord injuries – A herniated disc in the spine or fractured vertebrae can impair a person’s mobility, leading to severe pain and even paralysis. Permanent disability can result from untreatable damage, requiring daily assistance with performing routine tasks.
- Nerve damage – Lacerations and direct trauma to a specific part of the body could lead to nerve damage. Symptoms commonly experienced are muscle weakness, pain, numbness, and tingling.
- Cuts and bruises – Not all injuries from a slip and fall are serious. Minor cuts from sharp pieces of broken tile or bruises from impacting the floor are typical. However, wounds could lead to scarring or permanent disfigurement if they don’t heal properly.
Whether your injury is minor or debilitating, you deserve compensation for the suffering you were forced to endure. Another person is at fault for your fall because they failed to maintain or repair the broken or loose tiling on their property. The Bourassa Law Group is ready to file an insurance claim or lawsuit and seek the maximum available compensation you need to recover.
Compensation That Might Be Available After a Slip and Fall Accident
Slipping on loose or broken tiles often results in financial, emotional, and physical losses. You may have required medical intervention to heal or to manage the pain you’re experiencing. Medical bills can cause significant economic strain, especially if you don’t have health insurance.
You could pursue a monetary award from the property owner that covers your past and future losses, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to personal property during the fall
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium claim (for losses suffered by a spouse due to the injury)
The Bourassa Law Group is familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to deny claimants the maximum settlement they’re entitled to receive. They don’t want to accept liability and pay out a claim. Their goal is to save money and come in with a lowball settlement, hoping the accident victim will feel tempted to accept it quickly.
We want to ensure you’re awarded an insurance settlement that compensates you for your total losses, so you’re not expected to cover any of the costs you incurred from the fall. We will be aggressive in our negotiations with the insurance company and will bring your case to court if necessary.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Lawsuit in Colorado
It is within your rights to sue the property owner for the injuries you sustained. You must follow the statute of limitations, a strict timeframe for initiating legal action against another party. Colorado has a two-year statute of limitations for injury cases. That means you have two years from the accident date to file your lawsuit, or you will likely lose your right to pursue compensation in the court system.
Contact The Bourassa Law Group Today
Since opening our firm, we have recovered millions of dollars for accident victims in Denver and throughout Colorado. We use our experience and knowledge of state laws to fight on behalf of our clients. You shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of another person’s negligent or careless actions.
The Bourassa Law Group always treat our clients as a priority while we’re working on their cases. When you hire us, we will determine the best legal option for reaching a positive outcome. You can depend on our legal team to guide and support you through this traumatic experience and secure compensation that helps you heal.
If you suffered injuries from a fall on loose or broken tile on a commercial or residential property, call us for your free consultation at (303) 331-6186 so we can start working on your case.
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.