Property owners and other responsible parties may be liable for your losses if they ignored dangerous circumstances, and you were injured as a result of their negligence. If you are injured in a fall, at a residence, on privately owned property, or at a business, call Tipton Law to schedule a free consultation. Our skilled attorneys handle slip and fall injury cases and can help navigate your claim while you focus on your recovery.
Colorado Slip and Fall Injury Attorney
Who is Responsible for a Slip and Fall?
A slip and fall injury can occur at any moment and in any location. A slip and fall victim may suffer significant injuries such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord damage, a fractured hip, or even death in a second. In addition to the agony and suffering that a slip and fall accident may bring, it can quickly result in expensive medical bills and physical limitations in your everyday life. A slip and fall injury attorney can help you sort this all out.
Colorado Premises Liability
In Colorado, the Premises Liability Act (PLA) holds violating parties liable for incidents that occur on their property. According to the PLA, C.R.S. 13-21-115, property owners owe guests varying levels of care to ensure safety, but the level of care depends on how that guest is classified (licensee, invitee, or trespasser). In other words, if you are a customer at a grocery store or a tenant of an apartment complex (licensee), the property owner should act with reasonable care to protect you from dangers they knew about or should have known about. However, if you are a guest at a friend’s home (invitee), the homeowner’s obligation to ensure safety is a little different. Here, the homeowner is required to act with reasonable care regarding dangers they created, and as a result, actually knew about. Even if the homeowner did not create the danger but still knew about it, they are obligated to warn their guests.
Additionally, land owners owe trespassers a minimal duty of reasonable care, where the level of care is limited to intentional acts. In these circumstances, a land owner can be held liable for deliberately harming a trespasser.
If you believe that you fall into one of the three categories outlined above, and a property owner failed to provide reasonable care to you, call Tipton Law. Our skilled attorneys are happy to provide a free evaluation of your potential premises liability claim.
Proving Slip and Fall Injuries
If you believe you have been involved in a slip and fall, our Colorado attorneys at Tipton Law can meet with you for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation from a negligent property owner, depending on the circumstances of your accident. We’ll investigate how they were irresponsible and caused your injuries in order to obtain the money you need to recuperate.
Liability policies, such as homeowner’s insurance and company liability insurance, generally cover slip and fall accidents. These insurance companies may try to persuade you to accept a settlement amount that is much lower than the true value of your case. However, at Tipton Law, we account for all of your expenses, including medical costs, lost earnings, as well as the trauma of your injury.