Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys in Denver
Injured on Someone Else’s Property? We Can Help.
A lot of humor is derived in entertainment from slips and falls, but these types of accidents are anything but jokes in real life. When someone is injured as a result of a slip-and-fall accident, their life and the lives of their loved ones can be irrevocably altered. Falls are the leading cause of death for seniors aged 65 or older in the U.S. and these incidents are a leading cause for emergency room visits for people of all ages.
If you or someone you loved was injured because of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, The Orr Law Firm can help you fight for the fair and just compensation you need. You may have new medical and physical therapy bills to deal with because of this accident, but our slip and fall accident lawyers in Denver can help you recover compensation for these costs. We may even be able to help you recover damages for lost wages if your injury forced you to take time off of work or affected your capacity to earn your wages.
Schedule a consultation with The Orr Law Firm to tell us about your situation and hear how we may be able to call. Call (303) 747-4247 or contact us online today to get in touch with someone who can help.
Who Is Liable for a Slip & Fall Accident in Colorado?
Under Colorado law, slip and fall claims are subject to the state’s modified comparative fault rule. This means that each party in a slip and fall personal injury lawsuit will be assigned a certain percentage of fault for the incident, which can directly impact how much compensation in damages is awarded.
Proving a defendant property owner’s negligence resulted in a slip and fall accident often relies on proving the following:
- The property owner caused dangerous conditions that caused the accident but did not attempt to remediate them, block access to the affected area, and/or warn visitors about the danger.
- The property owner was aware that dangerous conditions were present on the property but did none of the aforementioned actions to protect visitors.
- The property owner should have been aware of certain dangerous conditions on their property that a reasonable person would also have been aware of, but did none of the aforementioned actions to protect visitors.
While these are factors that contribute to the defendant’s share of fault for a slip and fall accident, plaintiffs can earn their own share in other ways.
The ways injured persons can share responsibility for their injuries include the following:
- The plaintiff was injured while acting carelessly on the property (including ignoring posted warnings or attempts to block access to a dangerous area).
- The plaintiff was hurt while trespassing on the property owner’s land.
- The plaintiff should have been able to avoid the accident because a reasonable person would have noticed the risk and taken action to avoid it.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
In Colorado, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim in Colorado. If you are pursuing a wrongful death claim, then the statute of limitations begins on the date someone succumbed to their injuries as a result of the slip and fall accident – not the date of the incident itself.
It’s important to act as soon as possible and not mull over pursuing a personal injury claim for too long. Even if you are well within the statute of limitations, waiting several months or even a year or longer to take action can be detrimental to your case. Conditions on the property can change, potentially erasing important evidence in your claim. Witnesses may also not clearly remember important details as they had closer to the date of the incident.
Contact Us for Legal Support
Getting legal assistance from a slip and fall accident attorney in Denver right now can help you protect your future interest in recovering compensation to afford important costs associated with your injuries.
If you need help investigating or proving your claim, reach out to our legal team at The Orr Law Firm for help! By scheduling a consultation with one of our attorneys, you can learn more about how we may be able to handle your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Connect with us online to request a consultation and get started with your claim as soon as possible.