Slip and Fall Accidents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that approximately 1 million Americans every year are harmed due to slips, trips, and falls. Many fall-related accidents happen on the job or at home, and many others occur in supermarkets and other commercial spaces.
In the majority of slip and fall incidents, the injured person experiences serious injuries, such as:
- Back and spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe bruising
- Sprains and strains
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other head trauma
Such injuries may create significant financial losses and cause affected persons to accrue large amounts of debt and piles of medical bills. When this happens, it may become necessary to hold the responsible party accountable for the financial effects of their negligence.
How Do I Know Who Is Responsible for My Fall Injury?
Though every case is different, slip and fall accidents are often the fault of the property owner, especially if any of the following are true:
- The property owner or an employee caused the spill, mess, walkway defect, or other issue that led to the fall.
- The property owner or an employee knew that there was a dangerous condition but failed to address the issue in a timely manner.
- The property owner or an employee did not know about the issue in question but would have been aware of it had they exercised reasonable care and attention.
Even if it seems abundantly obvious that the property owner or another party was responsible for your fall, establishing liability takes the help of an experienced attorney.
Slip and Fall Laws in Colorado
In the state of Colorado, you have two years to file a claim against the person or entity that caused your slip or fall. The clock starts ticking from the moment you are involved in the accident, and you can’t afford to wait until the two year-mark approaches.
Colorado laws also allow for shared or partial fault, which could damage your case if you appear to have been at least partially responsible for your fall and related injuries. As such, having an attorney represent you in your personal injury case or insurance matter may be the difference between a small, unsatisfactory payout and a larger, more appropriately sized compensation package for your injury-related expenses.
Make Us Your Denver Personal Injury Attorneys.
At Springer & Steinberg, P.C., we handle cases involving premises liability and personal injury matters. We understand the laws that pertain to injuries, property owner responsibilities, and your rights as the injured party. Connect with a member of our team today to schedule your free, confidential consultation and receive trustworthy legal counsel you can trust.
Call (877) 342-1230 today to speak to a Denver personal injury attorney.