Denver Premises Liability Lawyers
Were You Injured on Someone Else’s Property? Our Premises Liability Lawyers Represent Colorado Accident Victims
The places you visit in your day-to-day life may not be as safe as you would hope or expect. When someone else’s unsafe property leads to your injuries, you could have a viable claim to recover compensation. At Dormer Harpring, our Denver premises liability lawyers represent people who have been hurt by dangerous property conditions. Some examples of the types of premises liability cases we handle include:
Wet floors, black ice, grease, spills, and unsafe surfaces can all lead to slip and fall accidents. Proving negligence in a slip and fall accident may be difficult. Evidence needs to be gathered as soon as possible, including photos of the hazard. Our slip and fall lawyers can help you understand Colorado slip and fall laws.
Uneven sidewalks, exposed rebar, unexpected obstacles, blind, mismatched or uneven stairs, unmarked risers, potholes and improperly set stepping stones are all trip hazards that can cause injuries. Our trip and fall attorneys are experienced in handling these types of cases. We can guide you through the process if you become injured by a trip hazard.
Building owners and managers should be responsible for ice and snow removal on their properties. Even if they hire a company to take care of snow and ice removal, companies in Colorado have a non-delegable duty to maintain safe premises. Denver snow removal can involve:
- Shoveling snow and putting down salt
- Making sure that melting snow drains and does not create a new slipping hazard
- Getting rid of black ice
- Placing warnings when snow or ice removal is not possible
In Colorado, black ice or snow on parking lots, steps and stairs can all cause dangerous conditions. These conditions can cause serious injuries including concussions, torn muscles and ligaments, and broken bones.
Maintenance of public sidewalks in Colorado is typically the responsibility of the property owner. If you suffer an injury that you believe resulted from a failure to properly shovel snow, salt sidewalks, remove black ice or warn of dangerously icy conditions, the premises liability attorneys at Dormer Harpring can help.
Properties need regular maintenance and repairs to keep them safe. When this maintenance isn’t done, accidents can happen, and people can get hurt. In these situations, the building owners and managers may be liable for injuries.
Common examples of poor building maintenance include broken or unsafe stairs and railings, crumbling sidewalks or pavement, potholes, leaking or poorly placed gutters, exposed rebar, falling snow or ice and slippery floors.
A property’s lack of security can increase the risk of assault, robbery and other attacks against visitors. Negligent security can arise from:
- Inefficient nighttime lighting
- Broken locks
- Unqualified security guards
- Failure to properly train receptionists, front desk workers, or building security for dealing with unsafe situations.
- Failure of employees to follow security procedures.
- Inattentiveness of security
- Failing to spot obviously dangerous situations or people
Animals can bite or attack when they are not properly trained, supervised or cared-for. When prevention measures are not taken, owners, handlers and even dog-sitters can be liable for harm caused.
Many elements need to be evaluated in a premises liability case. These elements can include whether you were a visitor of the property and whether the property owner or manager knew or should have known about the hazard.
The Premises Liability Act or “Actions Against Landowners” in full is located at Colorado Revised Statutes §13-21-115. It divides people who have been injured on property into three categories. Each category has different requirements to prove a claim for damages under the Act.
Those categories are Invitee (usually customers or tenants), licensees (typically social guests), and trespassers. Determining your status is crucial to succeeding with a claim under the Premises Liability Act. Our premises liability lawyers can help you determine your status.
In addition, property owners have been known to clean up spills and repair hazards before evidence can be gathered for your case. If you, a companion or a witness is able, it is important to document the condition of the property where you were hurt. That includes taking photos of spills, unmaintained building parts, icy or slippery surfaces, potholes and other conditions that could cause you to become injured.
It is also important for you to save a receipt or any documentation of your purpose for being on that property. This will help ensure that no evidence of the cause of your injuries becomes lost.
If you have been hurt on someone else’s property, contact the Denver premises liability lawyers at Dormer Harpring. Our lawyers can help you understand your rights under Colorado premises liability law.
We handle premises liability claims associated with:
- Retail stores, malls, and plazas
- Grocery stores
- Restaurants, bars and clubs
- Apartments, condos, and other private residences
- Sidewalks and parking lots
- Government buildings and properties
Contact a Denver Premises Liability Lawyer at Dormer Harpring
Based in Denver, our premises liability lawyers provide representation to people throughout Colorado. You can call us at (303) 747-4404 or fill out our online contact form. We will discuss our services and how we can help you with your recovery.
We’re committed to representing people from all walks of life. Your initial consultation is free. We also offer contingent fee contracts. This means we charge our legal fees based only on the amount we recover for your case.