Littleton Slip & Fall Attorneys
Dedicated Legal Representation for Premises Liability Cases in Englewood & Surrounding Cities
Were you injured on another’s property? In Colorado, property owners can be held liable for injuries that result from slip and fall accidents on their property.
An experienced premises liability lawyer can help you determine if you have a claim. At Curtis | Walton Law, our slip and fall attorneys in Littleton offer skilled, compassionate, and aggressive legal representation for our injured clients throughout Colorado.
If you were injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, call (720) 815-4402 or contact us online to learn about your rights.
Who Is Liable in a Slip & Fall Accident?
When a property owner fails to maintain safe conditions or warn of a potential hazard, the owner may be held responsible for the damages that result from a slip and fall accident.
In order to be held responsible for your injuries, the property owner must have caused the dangerous condition, known about the dangerous condition and did nothing to correct it, or should have known about the problem and tried to correct it.
Slip and fall accidents are often caused by:
- Wet or slick substances on the floor
- Faulty surfaces
- Loose railings
- Inadequate warnings
- Other dangerous conditions
Slip and fall accidents can cause very serious injuries that require medical treatment and cause the injured person to lose time from work.
Our Littleton slip and fall accident lawyers work diligently to recover fair compensation for your damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost time from work
- Pain and suffering
- Other economic and non-economic damages
How Comparative Negligence Affects Compensation
The success of a slip and fall claim rests on the ability to show that the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to ensure that their property is safe and that your injury occurred as a result of that negligence. It is common for property owners and their insurance companies to attempt to pin some of the blame on the injured person.
Under Colorado law, your settlement could be reduced if you are found to be partly responsible for the action. This is known as comparative negligence. If you are found to share some of the blame in the accident, it could affect your compensation.
For example, if it is determined that you were 25% to blame for the accident, the amount of your compensation could be reduced by that percentage. However, if you are found to be more than 50 percent at fault, you could lose the right to obtain any compensation.
How Do You Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall?
It is necessary to prove negligence in order to show that you are not at fault in a slip & fall case. There are several ways to prove this negligence, including the following:
- The owner of the property on which you fell owed you a duty of care
- The property owner breached the duty of care owed to you
- The property owner's breach caused your slip & fall
- You are now damaged due to your slip & fall
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Slip & Fall Claims in Colorado?
Each state has set its own rules and a time limit for filing personal injury claims, which is known as the statute of limitations. In Colorado, personal injury cases must be filed within two years of the date of the injury.
We recommend seeking legal representation well in advance of this deadline to give our attorneys time to gather necessary information, preserve evidence, and build a strong claim to help you get the compensation you deserve.
How Our Firm Can Help
Our personal injury attorneys are here to help people injured in slip and fall accidents in Littleton stand up for themselves and take their lives back. The process starts with contacting us for a free consultation. We have after hours and weekend availability, for your convenience. Same day appointments are often available, so don’t hesitate to get the legal advice you need.
Contact our law firm today at (720) 815-4402 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.
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