Holding Property Owners And Companies Accountable

State law requires businesses and property owners to keep their property in a safe condition. If they fail to meet these requirements, they may be at fault when a visitor or guest slips and falls because of a hazardous situation.

If you suffered a serious injury from a slip-and-fall accident or a trip-and-fall accident, your financial, medical and emotional challenges may seem overwhelming. At Doehling Law, we are committed to helping you get your life back and ease the road to recovery. We represent injury victims across Colorado in recovering the damages they are due.

Common Causes Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents

A slip-and-fall accident can happen anywhere at any time in Montrose. Common causes include:

  • Weather-related conditions such as puddles, snow or water that has not been cleaned up by whoever owns the property
  • Uneven and rough driveways and walkways
  • Carpets, loose rugs or any objects that have wheels
  • Spills and other slippery surfaces on the floor

These accidents can be dangerous and can lead to a variety of injuries, including:

  • Cuts, scrapes and bruises
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Sprained and twisted ankles
  • Brain and other head injuries, including concussions
  • Spine and back injuries

A scrape or a bruise is mainly cosmetic and will heal in a short time, but other injuries such as head or spinal damage could have consequences lasting a lifetime. These injuries could result in never walking again or even death. For these reasons, we take slip-and-fall accidents seriously.

Asserting The Liability Of Property Owners

If there are hazards like a water leak on the property, a store owner must block off the affected area or put up signs to alert customers to the hazard. When the owner fails to do this and someone is injured, the store owner may be responsible.

To receive compensation from the property owner for your injury, you must prove the following:

  • The defendant leased, owned, occupied or controlled the property when the injury occurred.
  • The defendant was negligent in maintaining the property.
  • The injury occurred because of the defendant's negligence.
  • You or a loved one was injured as a result of a slip-and-fall accident.

We can thoroughly investigate your accident to assert your claim and pursue the full and fair amount of damages you are due.

Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a slip-and-fall accident, contact Doehling Law as soon as possible. Victims only have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim against the other party or property owner, so you must act quickly to pursue compensation.

We do not take any case lightly. Let us see how we can help you with a free consultation today. Call 970-628-3907 or click here.