Slick surfaces, broken walkways, poorly maintained property, uneven paths, and unmarked spills all could cause serious injury resulting in grounds for legal action.
Far from a simple stumble, these accidents can cause a variety of injuries, including twisted ankles, severe lacerations, broken bones, bruises, and concussions. Contact us if unsafe conditions in a building or on the grounds of a property caused you to be injured in a slip and fall accident.
The premises owner will likely try to shift the liability off of them as much as possible. They may attempt to do this by blaming you for your own slip and fall. Property owners have a duty of care to provide safe premises for all those who are allowed to be on the property. For example, you could potentially file a claim against the city if they failed to repair a severely cracked sidewalk that led to your accident. One way a premises owner may try to shift liability is by claiming that they were never notified of the risk or that they didn’t have enough time or resources to fix it before someone was injured. To combat these arguments, you will likely need the help of a skilled lawyer.
In Colorado, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is typically two years from the time that the injury is actually discovered. It’s important not to delay pursuing legal action however, because medical bills from your injuries can cost you thousands of dollars and may require you to take a leave of absence from work until your wounds heal, furthering the financial damage to your life. Depending on your line of work, your injuries may prevent you from physically doing your job in the future, requiring you to search for a new career.
You may also have to pay for expensive medication as well as undergo lengthy physical therapy sessions to help you recover from your injuries. Attorneys from Fisher & Associates P.C. have extensive experience assisting people in obtaining financial compensation from slip and fall accidents. We will fight relentlessly on your behalf to hold the facility accountable for its negligence. We are passionate about helping those injured by others and will work tirelessly to obtain the largest settlement possible for you.
Tripping and falling is somewhat common, however, when a facility fails to maintain a safe environment and allows dangerous conditions to develop, your injuries may have been a result of their negligence, not your own clumsiness.