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Highlands Ranch Premises Liability Lawyer

When negligent property owners hurt innocent visitors, they need to hold accountable for their actions. Property owners and managers should maintain reasonably safe properties for visitors. If a negligent property owner hurt you or a loved one, Dormer Harpring may be able to help.

In Colorado, legal remedies are allowing some property visitors to recover damages for their injuries. Our Highlands Ranch premises liability attorneys will review your premises liability claim and advise you of any legal recourse available to you. At Dormer Harpring, our lawyers are more than legal advocates; they are:

  • Strong, tough fighters who stand up to insurance companies
  • Compassionate listeners to victims of personal injury accidents
  • Resourceful and skilled at customizing legal solutions to individual clients

Contact us to schedule your free claim evaluation. We want to hear your story and answer your questions. If you need medical care, we can recommend medical resources and specialists to aid your physical, mental, and emotional recovery.

How a Highlands Ranch Premises Liability Attorney Can Help

We want you to recover from your injuries fully. Part of this is finding the right solution to your legal matter. Our premises liability lawyers will get to know you and stand by you throughout the claims process.

You will have your attorney’s cell phone number and receive prompt answers to your calls, texts, and emails. Dormer Harpring will build your claim for compensation and keep you advised of any updates and case movement. After you retain us, we start your claim immediately and work diligently to:

  • Gather evidence about your accident
  • Interview witnesses
  • Identify all liable parties
  • Pursuing any available sources of compensation
  • Field all correspondence with insurance companies and creditors
  • File a civil lawsuit
  • Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company
  • Proceeding with your lawsuit

Our Highlands Ranch premises liability attorneys work one on one with every client. Our cases are on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge no fees unless we win.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a type of personal injury law. It seeks to hold landowners and property managers accountable for injuries to others that occur on their property. In Colorado, a landowner may be liable in a premises liability claim.

A landowner, for purposes of premises liability in Colorado, is:

  1. An authorized agent or a person in possession of the real property
  2. A person is legally responsible for the condition of real property or for the activities conducted or circumstances existing on real property

Any property is a potential site for premises liability injury, including:

  • Commercial
  • Private
  • Residential
  • Local, city, state, or federal government property

Common types of premises liability claims are as follows:

  • Slip and falls
  • Animal and dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Deck and porch collapses
  • Inadequate security
  • Flooding
  • Electrocution
  • Toxic fumes and chemical accidents

To file a premises liability claim, a visitor must meet specific qualifications and suffer an actual injury.

Damages in a Premises Liability Claim

Colorado recognizes three types of visitors to a premises (Colorado Revised Statutes §13-21-115). These are trespassers, licensees, and invitees. A property owner owes each of these a different standard of care.

  1. Trespassers. A trespasser enters a premises without the landowner’s consent.
  2. Licensees. A licensee is on land to advance the licensee’s interests but with permission.
  3. Invitees. An invitee is on a landowner’s property with their permission or at their request for mutual interests.

Damages in a premises liability claim depend on which of the three legal visitor statuses a person was at the time of their injury.

  1. Trespassers. A trespasser only receives damages when injuries were willfully or deliberately caused by the property owner.
  2. Licensees. A licensee recovers when the property owner failed to use reasonable care concerning dangers he or she knew about or unreasonably failed to warn of hazards he or she did not create and are not ordinarily present on the property.
  3. Invitees. An invitee may recover damages caused by a landowner’s failure to use reasonable care to protect the invitee from dangers the landowner knew or should have known about.

Call a Highlands Ranch Premises Liability Lawyer

Call or contact us online to find out more about your premises liability claim. Never make a recorded statement or sign any settlement documents without first speaking to an experienced premises liability attorney. Our Highlands Ranch personal injury attorneys will gladly review any documents you have and advise you if it is fair and whether it covers your total accident damages.