Comparative Negligence Laws in Colorado

Colorado’s comparative negligence laws will reduce the amount of damages that an injury victim is claiming by the degree of negligence displayed by the victim. Say, for instance, a person is injured in a fall accident in the grocery store. The person trips and falls over merchandise that had just toppled over from a shelf. In a case like this, the grocery store owner could very well argue that the merchandise had just toppled over, and that the grocery store could not possibly be held responsible because there wasn’t enough time for staff to clear the debris from the floor. The owner could also argue that the victim was responsible for his own injuries, because he wasn’t cautious enough to look out for debris on the floor.

In a case like this, a court may find that the victim was partially responsible for his own injuries. That doesn’t mean that the victim may not be eligible for compensation in a case like this. It does however mean that the court may decide to reduce the damages recoverable by the plaintiff by the extent of his negligence.

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If you were injured in an accident that was caused at least partly by your own negligence, don’t delay. Get in touch with a Denver personal injury lawyer. Schedule an evaluation of your claim by a Denver personal injury lawyer, and determine your chances for compensation.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.