A premises liability lawyer deals with all aspects of injuries on residential or commercial properties.
Premises liability is always evolving in Colorado. Premise liability cases involve injuries which take place on property which is owned by someone who is not the injured party, and the injured party then seeks to hold the owner or possessor of that property liable and responsible for the injury or loss suffered. This type of case has become so common that it has earned the nickname, "a slip and fall" case. Within the last decade premises liability cases in Colorado have seen damage awards in the tens of thousands of dollars. For this reason, it is important to have premises liability insurance.
The reality is, injuries on real property unfortunately happen from time to time. Where injuries happen is almost as important as why or how they happen. In the course of ordinary maintenance, changing weather conditions, or many other factors and situations, an injury can take place on property which can result in a lawsuit and claim of injury and request for compensation.
Put simply, if there is property, and people are present, there is a risk of injury taking place there. Any condition on the property that causes, contributes to, or exacerbates that injury may bring about a premises liability suit.
While there are many things property owners can do to protect people on their property, the best defense is a liability insurance policy that will cover damages awarded in such a case if it does arise. Whether an injury results from actual negligence or is simply the result of chance events, once a case if filed, insurance is the fire-wall that can save the business, property, or personal assets of a property owner.
It is critical for property owners to carefully consider what their liability insurance will cover, the limits of the policy, and any caveats in the policy that negate the coverage.
Don’t let an injury caused by someone else’s negligence send you spiraling into financial ruin.
As a practicing premises liability attorney, I specialize in helping people receive compensation for their injuries and work hard to protect your rights.
Damages due to injuries resulting from a myriad of conditions may be recoverable. These include:
- Poor lighting
- Uneven, crumbling, or otherwise distressed walkways, pavement, floors or sidewalks
- Unsafe conditions due to water, oil, or other materials, especially in walkways and parking lots
- any failure to provide adequate security, especially in the face of recent events which suggest security is insufficient
- Uncleared snow or ice
- Falling objects
- Improperly secured or malfunctioning appliances or objects, such as automatic doors, floor mats, carpet, furniture, etc.
- Injuries resulting from property maintenance operations
These are only a few examples, and should not be seen as a complete list. If you have a question about premisis liability laws, you can contact me for a free consultation.