According to the Natural Center for Injury Prevention, millions of people are injured in slip and fall accidents each year. In these cases, an individual slips or trips and falls as a direct result of dangerous conditions existing on another’s property. Here in Colorado, it’s not uncommon for victims to slip on icy business sidewalks and become seriously injured. We’ve also seen instances where people have slipped on unmarked, wet floors inside stores or restaurant, or tripped due to a negligently placed item or a poorly maintained property. Whatever the circumstances surrounding your slip and fall accident, you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering and economic damages.
Slip and fall, or trip and fall, cases result in Premises Liability claims. Here, claims can be brought into Colorado courts against the people, businesses, or entities that are responsible for the property where the injury occurred and directly or indirectly contributed to your injuries through the failure to maintain safe conditions on the property. This can become tricky when the area where the accident occurred falls between two different properties or is shared by one or more entity. Having a lawyer on your side will help you navigate these murky waters and win your case.
There are numerous situations in which premises liability claims can be the best course of action for pursuing justice for your injury. Some of the most common examples of premises liability cases include:
- Steps that have not been constructed in compliance with state and local building codes, which cause a victim to trip and fall.
- Floors that have been mopped and waxed by maintenance workers where no sign is posted to warn people about slippery conditions, leading to a slip and fall incident.
- Businesses, schools, hospitals, churches, and other organizations that expect high volumes of foot traffic, yet fail to use rock salt or ice melt to rid their sidewalks of dangerous ice, causing a victim to – you guessed it – slip and fall.
With our experience and passion, we can thoroughly investigate the accident and provide solid proof that another party was responsible for your injuries so that you can be compensated for your losses.