Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys
Serving Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO
Experienced Colorado Slip and Fall Lawyers
Injuries due to dangerous conditions happen all the time. When you’re doing something as ordinary as shopping in the supermarket or walking up an apartment complex stairway, you don’t expect to get injured. Many Colorado residents find themselves unnecessarily injured because of the neglect of property owners and managers. Many times, tripping, slipping and falling cause very serious injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a trip, slip or fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation.
Injuries on real property are governed by the Colorado Premises Liability law (13-21-115). Premises liability refers to the body of law which determines when landowners and others are responsible to those injured due to an unsafe or dangerous condition on the property. Most premises are governed by safety codes and other laws which create duties. Additionally, in Colorado, property owners are required to exercise reasonable care to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition for guests and visitors. Owners, tenants, and others must remedy or remove any dangerous conditions from the premises. If these duties are not followed, those injured may have a claim for the damages suffered.
Types of claims include slip and falls at stores, restaurants, parking lots, and stairways, falls due to excessive buildup of snow or ice, injuries due to dangerous conditions on public lands or areas open to the pubic, injuries due to falling objects from shelves in stores, and injuries resulting from mold or other contamination.
Preserving and documenting evidence becomes crucial to establish the dangerous condition. Inspect the site of your accident and take photographs to document the condition as soon as possible. The property owner may correct the hazardous condition soon after your fall in attempts to avoid responsibility. So, it’s important to get photographs promptly. If you slip on ice, it may melt or have sand applied after you fall. Also take note of the area, looking at things such as lighting, security, signs, etc. Try to get the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed your fall. These people may be needed to testify or give a statement for your claim. There are various sources which can be employed by a skillful attorney to determine negligence in a slip and fall case. For instance, in claims involving falls at apartment complexes, historical weather data, repair records, and witnesses can show how long property owners had to remove the dangerous condition. Evaluation of the property’s lighting, drainage, handrails, surface material and other factors often reveal deficiencies.
Expert witnesses may also provide valuable insight into how and why the injury occurred. While these claims are difficult, the premises lawyers at McCormick & Murphy PC law firm have obtained excellent results for our clients. Certain time limits apply for when you must bring your claim, so it is important to contact a skilled Colorado slip and fall attorney at McCormick & Murphy Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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