When you have been injured on another person’s land or property, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim with the help of experienced Colorado Springs premises liability attorneys. Premises liability claims are also known as slip and fall accidents—yet they incorporate a variety of hazardous conditions, including:
- Broken handrails
- Icy parking lots
- Construction debris
- Unsecure balconies
- And more
By law, landowners and property managers are required to maintain their properties according to specific building and safety codes. Sometimes, however, property owners fail to comply with these codes. The result is a serious accident that should have been prevented.
Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents
Premises liability cases can be very complex and require more than proof of injury to be legitimate. It must be shown that the injury was a direct result of the property owner’s negligence—and that the property owner was aware of this hazard, yet failed to take action
In Colorado, both the property owner and the injured party may be held to varying degrees of responsibility for a slip and fall accident. While a property owner has a duty to maintain a safe property, an individual also has a responsibility to recognize potential hazards. It is in this manner that premises liability cases are evaluated, and compensation is determined.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, an attorney can help you recover the maximum amount for your injury including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At the Green Law Firm, P.C., our Colorado Springs premises liability attorneys have the experience and resources needed to handle all types of these kinds of cases. Helping injured victims obtain the compensation they need to recover is our only priority.
Categories of Premises Liability
Persons who can be injured in a premises liability claim in Colorado fall into one of three categories:
- An invitee is a person who has been invited onto the property such as a retail shop customer.
- A licensee is anyone who has entered a property for business purposes.
- Trespassers, for instance vandals, enter a property without the right to do so.
Property owners owe the greatest duty to invitees and licensees.