Falling merchandise accidents in Denver generally occur when merchandise, store items, products or boxes fall in stores and cause injuries to customers as a result. Such incidents most often occur in warehouse or “big box” stores. All merchants must keep passageways, shelves, store aisles and other places accessible to customers or shoppers in a safe condition and attempt to prevent any injuries to their customers.
Even with this requirement, many stores still do not fulfill their responsibilities and put their customers in an unsafe environment. This has lead to many individuals being seriously injured due to the negligence of the merchant or those working in the building. Being a consumer and voluntarily entering a premises should never be a hazardous undertaking, and those responsible for your injuries need to be held accountable. If you have been injured as a result of falling merchandise in a store, it is essential to immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver.
Denver Falling Merchandise Lawyer
Being injured through no fault of your own is a situation that should lead the negligent party to compensate you for your loss. If this is not done willingly, a personal injury lawyer can help you argue your case and find a solution that adequately makes up for the pain and suffering incurred.
Attorney Jennifer L. Donaldson will work diligently to help you receive full and fair compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of falling merchandise. Call the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson for a consultation today about your falling merchandise claim.
Contact the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson today at (303) 458-5000 for a consultation about your injuries from falling merchandise throughout Denver and the surrounding areas of Boulder, Longmont, Lakewood, Arvada, Aurora, Thornton, Westminster, Centennial and Littleton.
Claims for Falling Merchandise in Denver
In general, all merchants, store owners, grocery stores and clothing stores owe their customers a duty to keep the store in a reasonably safe condition and warn any customers of unsafe or hazardous conditions. Therefore, stores should not place merchandise on shelves that is likely to fall, they should check the shelves to ensure they are stable, and they should not stack items throughout the store in a way that could fall.
Falling merchandise in Denver can cause a number of injuries, including, but not limited to any of the following:
- Head injuries,
- Broken bones,
- Spinal injuries,
- Sprains, and/or
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Falling Merchandise Lawsuits in Colorado
If you have suffered injuries from falling merchandise, it is very important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
If your injuries were caused by falling merchandise, you may only have two years after the accident to file a lawsuit for the injuries you sustained against the negligent party, according to the Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-80-102. This time period is known as a statute of limitations (SOL) and prevents an injured party from filing a lawsuit for damages arising out of a tort claim after a certain period of time has passed. Therefore, it is very important to contact a an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you receive full and fair compensation.
In order to recover damages in negligence lawsuit for your injuries from falling merchandise in Denver, your attorney must first prove a negligence claim by a preponderance of the evidence. A preponderance of the evidence is a burden of proof that your attorney must establish, which can be met if the evidence in your case weighs slightly more in your favor than it does not. Your attorney also must prove that the negligent party owed you a duty, they breach their duty, and actually and proximately caused your injuries from the breach.
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Damages for Falling Merchandise
If you have sustained injuries from falling merchandise in Denver, you are allowed to seek compensation from the negligent party for reimbursement of your expenses, damages and injuries you have incurred.
Colorado law permits an individual who has been injured as a result of falling merchandise to recover any of the following forms of damages:
- Economic Damages – Economic damages are intended to compensate the injured party for the financial losses they have sustained or will sustain in the future as a result of the falling merchandise. Economic damages can include:
- Lost income,
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses,
- Reduced earning capacity, and/or
- Any other out-of-pocket expenses.
- Non-Economic Damages – Non-economic damages are intended to compensate the injured party for any losses they have suffered as a result of falling merchandise , such as:
- Loss of life enjoyment,
- Impairment of normal lifestyle,
- Physical pain and suffering, and/or
- Mental anguish and emotional stress.
The amount of non-economic damages allowed in Colorado is capped at a maximum of $500,000.
- Physical Impairment and Disfigurement – This element of damages is intended to compensate the injured party for any permanent physical injuries, scars or disfigurement they may have sustained due to falling merchandise. These damages not limited by the cap on non-economic damages stated above.
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Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson | Falling Merchandise Attorney in Denver
Now is the time to act if you have been injured due to the negligent behavior or actions of another. With all that can be lost from a serious injury, it is your right to sue for compensation to make up for the pain and suffering involved.
Jennifer Donaldson is an experienced premises liability lawyer in Denver who will make every effort to help you attain just compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of falling merchandise. Contact the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson at (303) 458-5000 for a consultation about your falling merchandise claim today.
The law firm proudly represents individuals injured through no fault of their own in Denver County and the surrounding areas of Boulder County, Jefferson County, Adams County and Arapahoe County.