Slip and Fall Injuries Are Often More Serious Than You Might Think
Our Denver premises liability attorneys at Donaldson Law, LLC know it is difficult to imagine that slip and fall accidents happen as often as they do. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of fall injuries.
When these falls are caused by negligence on public or private property in Colorado, our
personal injury attorneys want to help you understand your legal rights and options to pursue the property owner or operator for your complete damages.
Here is why.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries Can Be Serious and Costly
Many individuals who suffer a slip and fall are often unsure how significant their injuries are because they attempt to jump up immediately after the incident occurs. Whether they are embarrassed by a slip and fall in a public place, or their adrenaline masks the severity of their injuries, it is crucial that anyone who is hurt because of a property owner or operator’s negligence seek medical care immediately.
The reality of these incidents is, one out of five falls causes a serious injury, like broken bones, severe orthopedic injuries, or a head injury. In fact, according to the CDC, falls lead to nearly half of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) related hospitalizations in the U.S.
The serious injuries that result from slips and falls in Colorado — whether they occur in a grocery or retail store, or due to the negligent removal of snow or ice that is so common this time of year — can lead to significant medical bills, lengthy absences from work, and additional out of pocket expenses. To put the financial totals in perspective, last year alone the total medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion across the country.
Why Do I Need a Denver Personal Injury Attorney to Help Pursue My Slip and Fall Claim?
Colorado slip and fall cases involve complex investigation and documentation requirements to prove the property owner was negligent in their duty to provide safe premises for their visitors.
At Donaldson Law, our premises liability attorneys in Denver will examine the scene of the slip and fall and investigate the negligent actions or inaction of the property owner or operator that led to your incident and injuries. Before we can successfully pursue your claim, we must present clear and convincing evidence that your injuries resulted from a breach in the duty of your care, and that you suffered damages because of that breach.
We understand that depending on the extent of your injuries, you may have a long and arduous road to recovery. You should not have to take the journey alone. We can help.
Contact our skilled slip and fall lawyers in Denver at Donaldson Law, LLC by calling (720) 458-5000 or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.
We are here to help get you through this challenging time, so you can take back control of your life. Contact our Denver personal injury lawyers for more legal help.