Slip and Fall Injury Attorney in Aurora, Colorado
If you have been injured on the property of another in Aurora, Denver, or the surrounding areas, you may have options for pursuing compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Your accident is commonly referred to as a slip and fall accident. You will need to pursue a claim against the property owner or landowner. The Lawrence Law Firm routinely handles premise liability claims and would happily assist you with you filing and negotiating on your behalf.
What Is a Premise Liability Claim?
Premise liability claims are commonly referred to as slip and fall. A slip and fall claim or lawsuits seeks to hold a property owner responsible or any damages arising out of an injury on that person or entity’s property. The premise liability claim is controlled by statute, and the statute specifically states that negligence and other claims can not be made against the landowner. The duty owed to the plaintiff depends on their status on the property. A person can ben an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.
An invitee is a person who enters or remains on the property of another to transact business in which the parties are mutually interest. This would be the classification of someone who goes into a grocery store or business to shop. A landowner has a duty to protect invitees from dangerous conditions on the property that they know about or reasonably should have known about.
A licensee s a person who enters or remains on the property of another for the licensee’s own convivence or the advance their own interest. A social guest is considered a licensee. A landowner has a duty to protect licensees from dangerous conditions on their property that they know about.
A trespasser is a person who enters or remains on the property of another without the landowner’s consent. A landowner only has a duty to not willfully or deliberately cause them injury.
What Is a Dangerous Condition?
A dangerous condition can be anything from a dangerous dog on the property, slippery surfaces, uncleared ice, or structural defects. As detailed above, the level of liability for the landowner depends on the status of the plaintiff on the property. For people that own business, they have a duty to ensure their stores are safe for the guests they invite to shop in their businesses. This would mean, for example, the owners of a business would have a duty to clear spills or water off floors and ensure everything is safe.
Contact Us for Help with Your Premise Liability Claim
For questions about a slip and fall injury cases or to obtain a free consultation with the Lawrence Law Firm personal injury attorneys, do not hesitate to contact us. You can also fill out the form on this page and we will contact you as soon as possible. We represent clients in and around Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, and several nearby cities.
Slip and Fall Injury Attorney in Colorado
While it seems simple, a slip and fall can have significant legal hurdles. Call our experienced slip and fall attorney today for a free case evaluation. Our office provides representation clients in Aurora, Denver, Parker, Castle Rock, Adams County, and the Denver Metro Area.