Denver Premises Liability Attorneys
We Know It Wasn’t Just a Simple "Slip-and-Fall"
Slipping and falling is no joke. Premises liability claims involve many different types of injuries, but the one thing they all have in common is that they happened on someone else’s property. Oftentimes, that makes the owner at least partially liable for what happened and responsible for paying for the victim’s injuries.
Slipping on someone's walkway or tripping in a store can be embarrassing, so many victims try to ignore their pain and move on with their lives. But if your injury could have been prevented by a property owner or tenant taking better care of their property, you should hold them accountable. Do not suffer in silence - and don't think that what happened was just a silly accident. Call our Denver premises liability attorneys at Leventhal & Puga, P.C., today to discuss your options at (877) 433-3906.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability covers all injuries that occur on someone else's property due to the property owner's negligence. For example, imagine a homeowner doing some gardening on his property, making a mess with dirt and mud everywhere, including on a public sidewalk. If you walk by and slip on the muddy sidewalk, your broken arm and hip were directly caused by the property owner who didn't bother cleaning up after himself.
Every person and company has a duty of care to others. Legally, that means taking steps that a reasonable person would take to prevent injuries to other people. Mopping up a slippery floor. Covering a pit on your property. Having a locked gate around your pool. When property owners do not take these common-sense steps, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages. However, there are different levels of "care" in Colorado - your relationship to the property owner will determine the duty owed to you. If you were invited onto the property by the owner, you are owed a much greater duty than if you were trespassing.
Here are some of the common premises liability claims we handle at Leventhal & Puga, P.C.:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Amusement Park Injuries
- Swimming Pool Injuries
- Escalator/Elevator Injuries
- Negligent Security
We have also handled claims as wide-ranging as ski injuries, because even on vacation, a person can be seriously injured - or killed - if the company and staff do not take safety seriously and ensure that all equipment and conditions are up to standard.
What If the Owner Claims It Was "Just an Accident"?
Certainly, true "accidents" happen in this world and no one is at fault. But they are much rarer than you think. When all the details of a situation are analyzed, many times, there is a root cause where someone else made choices that led to a victim’s injury.
Someone who slips down a flight of stairs might assume he was clumsy. However, if Leventhal & Puga, P.C., examines the situation, we might find that the stairs were in need of repair and that the property owner had received many complaints about the stairs before, but chose not to repair them. By not repairing the stairs, that property owner contributed to the victim’s fall and must be held accountable for his injuries, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
If You Were Seriously Injured, Speak to Us Soon
In Colorado, as in many other states, you only have a limited window of time in which to file a premises liability claim against a property owner. That is why we recommend speaking to our attorneys immediately. Not only can we gather better information early on, but we can get you on your way to healing.
Call Leventhal & Puga, P.C., at (877) 433-3906 to speak to an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney in a no-cost consultation. When we take your case, we take care of you first. We work with medical experts, law enforcement, accident reconstructionists, video designers, and more to present your unique story to a jury, and get you and your family the compensation you deserve.