Slip and Falls
Personal Injury: Slip and Falls and Other Injuries on Someone Else’s Property
Lee Myers & O’Connell handles slip and fall accidents. People may get injured when they slip or fall in a store or restaurant. People may also get injured at their apartment, condominium or town home at a place where the management is in charge of.
These accidents are governed by Colorado law. Colorado law allows a person to receive compensation when a person is injured on someone else’s property. The current law is called the Premises Liability Act. It is a complicated law that requires an injured party to determine who is the landowner and determine what duties the landowner owed to the injured party at the time of the accident.
If you get hurt on someone else’s property, you should seek medical attention. You may also want to file a report with the store manager or manager of the property. You should get a copy of your report. You should note whether there where cameras taking video of the scene at the time of the injury. You should get the names of anyone who witnessed the injury.
Evaluating Your Slip and Fall Case – Who is at fault?
Whose fault was it? That can be determined by a video of the accident, a report about the accident, photos of the accident, damage to the vehicle, statements by the people involved, statement by witnesses and other ways.
Evaluating Your Slip and Fall Case – Who was injured?
The second question is did the accident cause an injury. People do get hurt when they are on another’s property. They may require treatment from the emergency room, urgent care, their primary care physician, physical therapy, pain management, surgery and so on and so forth. Injuries often times disrupt a person’s life and daily routine. Some people never get better from the injury.
You should also consider what you could do before the accident and what you cannot do after the accident or what you are limited in doing. This measures the extent of the injury.
Evaluating Your Slip and Fall Case – What are the damages?
The third question is the extent of the harms and losses or what is also called damages. No amount of money can restore health to what it was before the accident and the injury. However, people injured at the fault of another deserve compensation for their injury. Compensation is based on medical treatment, medical bills, future treatment and costs, stress and inconvenience, loss of the quality of the enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and physical impairment and other items specific to each case.
Evaluating Your Slip and Fall Case – Free Consultation
Know your rights. After being involved in an accident that is not your fault, you should speak to an attorney. Please call us at 303-632-7172 to discuss your case.