Denver Slip and Fall Lawyer

Denver slip and fall lawyer

Accidents happen. But, property owners (and designated property managers) in Colorado have a legal duty to manage, supervise, and maintain their properties in a way that minimizes risk to others. If you’ve been injured in Colorado because of a property owner’s negligence, you have a legal right to be compensated for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. However, you may need to fight for that compensation with the help of an experienced Denver, Colorado slip and fall lawyer at the Denver law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. We advocate for injury victims in premises liability cases involving but not limited to:

  • Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents in stores, parking lots, or private homes
  • Injuries caused by falling merchandise or other overhead hazards in a retail environment or any other type of business setting
  • Accidents caused by negligent removal of – or failure to remove – ice or snow
  • Construction accidents related to negligent site preparation or maintenance
  • Structural defect accidents
  • Stairs that are crumbling or otherwise not being maintained
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Injuries due to inadequate lighting on property
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Gutters draining onto sidewalks causing water or ice build-up
  • Failure of a property owner to take reasonable safety measures against violent crime, such as hiring security officers in an area known to be dangerous
  • Injuries resulting from any failure to warn of any hidden danger on the premises
  • Deaths due to an injury

Slip and fall accidents can be serious. It is common for people to suffer from bad pain, a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or even broken bones as a result of these accidents.

HOW DO SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS OCCUR?

There are typically three causes for slip and fall accidents, including:

  • Physical factors, which can include obstacles on the ground, slippery flooring or the lack of handrail.
  • Individual factors, which can include being overweight, wearing hazardous footwear or poor vision. In these cases, the court may now allow the victim to file a personal injury claim unless the owner of the property acted in a negligent manner.
  • Other factors, which can include visual distractions such as stairs that are painted all the same color. This makes it difficult to see where the edge of each step ends and could lead to a slip and fall accident.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the slip and fall lawyers at Norton and Bowers, P.C. for guidance. A slip and fall attorney can review the details of your case and determine which party is liable for the unsafe conditions that caused your injury.

PROVING BREACH OF DUTY IN A SLIP AND FALL CLAIM

The foremost element of any personal injury claim is establishing that the defendant owed you a duty of care. That means that the personal injury attorney will have to prove the defendant had the duty to prevent your injuries. There’s a relationship between you and the defendant, and as a result of that relationship, the defendant was required to act in a manner that prevented your injuries.

Say, for instance, you were injured in a slip and fall accident in a puddle of water just outside a store. You may go ahead and file a claim for damages, and may claim that the store owner had a duty to prevent your injuries by mopping up the water outside the store. That might be true if the puddle had been on the spot for hours without being cleaned. However, if your fall occurred soon after heavy rainfall, and if the rainfall resulted in a large puddle of water just outside the store, the court may be less likely to believe that the store owner could have cleaned up the puddle immediately. It’s difficult to keep the outside of a store completely dry during a heavy downpour.

Proving that the defendant owed you a duty of care can be challenging. Speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer about how you can establish liability. Contact the team of Denver slip and fall lawyers at Norton and Bowers, P.C. for assistance with your case.

COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE LAWS IN COLORADO

Colorado’s comparative negligence laws will reduce the damages that an injury victim is claiming by the degree of negligence displayed by the victim. Say, for instance, a person is injured in a fall accident in the grocery store. The person trips and falls over merchandise that had just toppled over from a shelf. In a case like this, the grocery store owner could very well argue that the merchandise had just toppled over, and that the grocery store could not possibly be held responsible because there wasn’t enough time for staff to clear the debris from the floor. The owner could also argue that the victim was responsible for his own injuries, because he wasn’t cautious enough to look out for debris on the floor.

In a case like this, a court may find that the victim was partially responsible for his own injuries. That doesn’t mean that the victim may not be eligible for compensation in a case like this. It does, however, mean that the court may decide to reduce the damages recoverable by the plaintiff by the extent of his negligence.

If you were injured in an accident that was caused at least partly by your own negligence, don’t delay. Get in touch with a Denver slip and fall lawyer. Schedule an evaluation of your claim by a Denver personal injury lawyer, and determine your chances for compensation.

WE GIVE YOU AN ADVANTAGE

A Denver slip and fall lawyer at Norton and Bowers, P.C. will combine a thorough understanding of Colorado premises liability law with the practical ability to investigate and prove disputed factual claims. We know how to accurately assess the value of a claim and fight for the maximum compensation you need and deserve. When you become a client of Norton and Bowers, P.C. our advice and representation will give you a considerable advantage in any premises liability case. 

SERVING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT COLORADO

Our attorneys have years of experience representing clients in a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, collisions with a pedestrian or bicycle rider, insurance bad faith claims, and more. Because of our extensive experience in the personal injury field, we have the knowledge to identify the dangerous condition that caused your injury, and hold the liable party accountable for failing to keep you safe.

Norton and Bowers, P.C. serves clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that no attorney’s fees are owed until a recovery is obtained through settlement or a judgment. If you’ve been injured because of a property owner’s negligence in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, call us today at 303-400-8100 to schedule a free consultation. You’ll be able to speak directly to an attorney about your case. Offsite, evening, and weekend appointments are also available. If you’re injured in Colorado because of someone else’s negligence, Norton and Bowers, P.C. can provide you with the legal advice you need and fight for you.

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