Did you slip and fall on someone’s property in Colorado? Contact a premises liability lawyer.
Property owners have strict obligations under Colorado state law as well as federal law. If you own public property, you are required by law to keep that property maintained in such a way that it does not pose a risk to those who visit. When property owners fail to maintain their property, innocent people can get hurt. If you or someone you loved has been injured on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation to recoup your financial damages.
Slip and falls, dog bites and even elevator accidents all exist within the category of premises liability. When a property owner’s negligence causes you unjust harm, the owner needs to be held liable for the conditions on their property that created the risk.
If you have sustained injuries due to someone else’s careless negligence, your premises liability lawyer will fight for your right to financial recovery. Contact and Earl and Earl, PLLC as soon as possible to begin building the strength of your case. We have offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Pueblo and Grand Junction. Your first consultation is always free.
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I’ve been hurt on someone else’s property. How do I know if I have a premises liability case?
Many types of accidents fall under the practice area of premises law. Commonly occurring accidents include, but are not limited to:
Slip and fall cases are one of the most commonly occurring premises liability cases that occur in Colorado. Slip and fall cases occur when a property owner fails to properly maintain their grounds, causing an innocent passerby to slip and take a fall. Slip and falls can range from resulting in minor scrapes and bruises to traumatic brain injury or even wrongful death. Injuries sustained from a slip and fall can last an innocent person a lifetime. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to recover your damages. Always speak with a premises liability lawyer if you have questions regarding the accident you’ve suffered. We have offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Pueblo and Grand Junction.
Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure their property is safe for passersby and no area poses a risk to innocent passengers. Occasionally, sidewalks will have constructive irregularities such as uneven pathways or chipped curbs. It is not the obligation of the business owner to level and fix every curb on the property they own, but they must maintain their sidewalks to the point of being safely accessible to all. For example, in inclement Colorado weather, a property owner may fail to salt their sidewalk or remove excessive ice from the surface. If an innocent person approaches the property and takes an unreasonable fall, the negligence of the property owner may be deemed a liable cause of the injury.
Dog bites are typically not recognized to the average person as a premises liability case, considering a bad dog bite results in bodily harm. However, the law views a dog as an extension of your personal property. Therefore, if a dog is unreasonably dangerous and poses an imminent risk to others, a premises liability case may arise.
A construction site can pose a multitude of risk to passersby if not properly maintained. This includes areas of active sitework and roadwork as well. For example, if a construction site is not properly labeled or warded off from pedestrians, someone can easily become hurt. An accident under these circumstances would likely constitute a premises liability case. Always discuss a construction site accident with an attorney.
Another aspect of premises liability is ensuring that those employed to protect the establishment are fulfilling their obligation. It’s possible to form a premises liability case against someone who has provided inadequate security, causing hard or damage. If you believe you’ve suffered a case of negligent security, contact Earl and Earl, PLLC as soon as possible.
Those who own multi-story buildings that use elevators and escalators have a duty to maintain both up to state and federal regulations. If you become injured in the elevator or escalator of a public establishment, your lawyer will help prove the liability of the property owner.
Property owners with swimming pools must uphold a certain standard of maintenance as well. If a property owner’s swimming pool is negligibly unsanitary or in disrepair, innocent swimmers can become injured. A swimming pool is an extension of your personal property and needs to be maintained as such.
If the state of an individual’s property caused imminent risk and injury to you or a loved one, contact Earl and Earl, PLLC today to start building a premises liability case. Your initial consultation is free, and always will be.
What can I expect after filing a premises liability case?
Earl and Earl, PLLC have decades of experience with premises liability liaw. If you’re a victim of a slip and fall accident, dog bite, elevator accident or any other accident on someone’s property, there are many ways to demonstrate the fault of that person. Your lawyer will ensure you feel confident and comfortable throughout the entire process of filing your case. We pledge to help you understand every legal option that exists to support your case, and offer transparent legal solutions for anyone burdened with an accident.
First and foremost, if you’ve been injured in any type of accident, seek medical help immediately. The most important action you can take is ensuring you’re safe and free of injury. It’s best to see a medical professional after any accident, even if you feel your injuries are minor.
If you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property, the first step to creating a premises liability case is contacting a premises liability lawyer. At Earl and Earl, PLLC, we’ll consult with any accident victim and listen to their experience compassionately and with care. Our initial phone consultation is free of charge, and always will be. At your initial consultation, you can expect transparent advice and honesty. Your lawyer will weigh the facts of your case, listen to your testimony, and work to establish a plan of action for moving forward.
Premises liability lawyers assess the available evidence in the case to discover the facts of the situation. For example, let’s say an individual slips on the floor of a grocery store because the floor is wet. If the security camera provides evidence that no wet floor sign was set up and the wet section was not sectioned off to pedestrians in order to keep them safe, this may be used as evidence to demonstrate the liability of the grocery store. If there are other shoppers in the aisle of the victim who document their agreement that they did not see a wet floor sign, this constitutes an eyewitness testimony which provides evidence in court as well. Your lawyer will prepare all of the necessary evidence, documentation, and eyewitness testimonies to be able to defend your case before a judge.
When the day comes that you must plead your case before a judge, your lawyer will defend your case in court and discuss the details of what you’ve suffered. You can trust that your premises liability attorney will fight to earn you the compensation that’s justly owed to you, and negotiate your settlement before a judge.
At Earl and Earl, PLLC, we aim to make the process of filing a premises liability course as simplified and pain free as possible. As always, our focus remains on your healing and peace of mind. When your insurance company gets involved, we do the legwork on your behalf. We believe if you’ve been injured on another person’s property, you shouldn’t have to be burdened any further. Our team of legal representatives is committed to being a resource and making your trial as effortless and successful as possible.
At Earl and Earl, PLLC, your first consultation is always free.
Our group of premise liability attorneys are committed to ensuring you feel confident in your accident recovery. Our goal is to advocate on your behalf before a judge in order to demonstrate the negligence and liability of the other party. If you’ve suffered an injury and became burdened with expensive medical bills, you’re missing work or you’re in pain, you have a right to seek justice.
That’s why at Earl and Earl, PLLC, our first consultation is free and always will be. Your first consultation is at no obligation to you. We believe you should be able to voice your concerns, and discuss your accident situation with a qualified attorney who can help. We’re proud to provide sound legal advice for accident victims all over Colorado, and we fight for cases like yours every day.
Call Earl and Earl, PLLC at (719) 900-2500 for your free consultation today. You have a right to seek justice, and we are here to help.