If Colorado has strict laws that protect citizens from irresponsible property owners and managers who fail to keep their properties safe. The Colorado Premise Liability Statute, C.R.S. §13-21-115, is one such law that helps determine exactly how responsible the property owner is for your injuries. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to remember that the property owner may be to blame. As a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages. An experienced Colorado Littleton attorney will be able to guide you through the legal process to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
Whenever you enter a business or commercial property, you are seen as an “invitee” in the eyes of the law. Business have a responsibility to their customers to use reasonable care to prevent injuries from occurring. Businesses and property owners who fail to do so, compromise everyone’s safety and are responsible for any injuries that resulted from their negligence.
Slip and Fall accidents or premises liability accidents are unfortunately very common and can lead to chronic and debilitating injuries. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to notify the authorities and seek medical attention immediately. If left untreated, soft tissue injuries, injuries to the back and spine and head injuries can easily turn into chronic and debilitating conditions.
After a slip and fall accident, it is important to contact a Colorado Littleton slip and fall attorney immediately. Prompt investigation of the accident scene is critical to establishing your case and proving that the business or property owner acted negligently. Slip and fall lawsuits can be extremely difficult to prove. Your attorney will need to prove that the property owner knew of the dangers and failed to act in a reasonable manner to prevent injuries from occurring. If the property owner is found guilty of negligence, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your injuries.
Examples of slip and fall or premises liability accidents:
- Wet or icy floors, hallways or aisles.
- Icy or snowy parking lots and driveways
- Uneven pavements
- Turned up rugs
- Merchandise falling due to improperly stocked shelves
- Loose porch or balcony railings or steps
- Negligent building designs
- Inadequate lighting and/or security