Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Representing Coloradans Injured in Premises Liability Accidents
State law requires businesses and property owners to keep their premises 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 an 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, our Grand Junction slip and fall attorneys 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 &-Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere at any time in Colorado, though our state’s cold, icy winters definitely create more hazards than not. However, hazardous conditions can go far behind slippery ice.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Weather-related conditions such as puddles, snow, or water that has not been cleared away by whoever owns the property
- Uneven and rough driveways and walkways
- Carpets, loose rugs, or any untethered objects that have wheels
- Spills and other slippery surfaces on the floor
- Broken stairwells or balconies
- Insufficient lighting
- Poor security
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, the 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.
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. The sooner you file, the better our chances of collecting evidence that will successfully back up your claim.