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In Colorado, when victims of slip and fall accidents they have entered the premises lawfully are entitled to economic and noneconomic damages for their claims. Economic damages include compensation for out of pocket expenses such as property damage, lost wages, lost future income and benefits, and current and future medical expenses. Noneconomic damages include payment for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
It is important to hire a Grand Junction slip and fall accident lawyer to represent your claims because Colorado operates under a modified comparative fault rule for premises liability claims. This means that if the case goes to trial, the court determines the degree of fault for every party involved in the case and reduces the overall award by that amount.
For example, if a person injured in a slip and fall suffers $100,000 in damages but is found twenty percent at fault, the total award is reduced to $80,000. In addition, the law only allows parties injured to recover damages from those found more at fault for the accident. In the same example, the victim is found twenty percent at fault and the other party eighty percent at fault. The party eighty percent at fault cannot recover anything because they were found more at fault for the slip and fall accident.