A Premises Liability Lawyer Can Help Determine Fault
If you have an accident on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for compensation for your damages. Colorado law holds property owners to a standard duty of care, which means public and private property must be safely maintained. A premises liability lawyer at Vigil & Alford can help you pursue fair compensation if you were hurt because of the negligence of another party. We represent plaintiffs in the Denver metro area as well as in Colorado Springs, CO.
It is best to speak to an attorney before giving statements to an insurance adjuster. If you believe you or a loved one may have a premises liability case, please contact us today.
What is Premises Liability?
It is the responsibility of every property owner to take steps to prevent accidents on the premises. This means ensuring there are no safety hazards such as obstructed walkways, broken stairs or handrails, gas leaks, or any type of dangerous condition. If a safety hazard does exist on the property, it is the responsibility of the owner or operator to remedy it or provide a clear warning. For example, if a slippery liquid has spilled on a store floor, a clear warning sign must be posted until the spill has been cleaned up.
A slip and fall or trip and fall is one of the most common accidents associated with premises liability cases. Depending on the circumstance, this type of accident can cause very severe or catastrophic injuries. Another increasingly common premises liability case involves dog bite injuries. If a pet attacks on the owner's property, the owner’s insurance is responsible for paying the claim.
A criminal attack can also be the basis for a premises liability case. If a business is located in an area known for crime, the owner is responsible for providing adequate lighting and security in parking lots. Other types of premises liability accidents include:
- Fires and electrocution
- Toxic poisoning (such as from a carbon monoxide leak)
- Drowning accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Playground accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Elevator or escalator incidents
There are many factors that can affect the outcome of a Colorado premises liability claim. These cases can be very complex. The plaintiff's status as an “invitee” (a salesman or customer, for example) “licensee” (a social guest) or trespasser on the property affects the property owner’s legal duty of care.
Legal Assistance from Vigil & Alford
If you have a premises liability case, you may be entitled to reimbursement for medical care expenses and lost wages stemming from the incident, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Vigil & Alford is a plaintiffs’ civil law firm focused on personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our lawyers have represented victims in many premises liability cases, and we have a record of results that includes many multi-million dollar settlements and jury awards.
Jimmy Vigil and Kimberly Alford Everette are passionate about providing injured victims and families with ample compensation to cover losses. With years of experience, we can effectively navigate the Colorado civil law and insurance claims arena for you, allowing you to rest and recuperate in peace.
Put Us to Work for You
If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall or other premises liability accident, please call our Colorado Springs office at (719) 632-4333 or our Edgewater office at (303) 756-9935. You can also contact us online to schedule a consultation as soon as possible. In addition to our other offices, we have a satellite office in Castle Rock. If needed, we can also come to you.
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