Meaningful Compensation for Serious Injuries
Our clients can receive compensation for a variety of losses in a settlement or lawsuit. When you meet with a Telluride slip and fall attorney, discuss whether you have suffered:
- Medical expenses to treat your injuries
- Lost income or lost wages, if you were too hurt to go to work
- Property damage, such as a smashed smartphone
These types of financial losses are easy to calculate. But our clients can also receive money to make up for pain, suffering, disfigurement, disability, and pain and suffering.
There are some important limits on a victim’s right to compensation. For one, you will only receive as much compensation as the defendant has in insurance. Most businesses have liability policies with generous limits. But if you were hurt on public property, your damages are usually capped at $350,000.
Colorado also recognizes contributory negligence. This means a victim could contribute to his or her injuries. Any fault chargeable to a victim reduces their compensation by an equal amount. So a victim who is 40% to blame will receive 40% less in damages. If 50% to blame or more, then the victim can lose the right to sue.