Slip and Fall Accidents in Colorado Springs

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WERE YOU INJURED ON SOMEONE ELSE'S PROPERTY?

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, we will see to it that you get compensated to the fullest extent for your injuries.

PREMISES LIABILITY

Premises liability law generally refers to injuries occurring on someone else’s property because the property owner was negligent or created an unsafe condition. Cases can include slip and falls, fires, inadequate security, and other types of personal injury.

Common situations giving rise to premises accidents include:

  • Poor lighting
  • Dangerous stairs and staircases
  • Untreated ice and pavement
  • Poorly placed rugs
  • Uneven floors
  • Potholes
  • Spills or slippery surfaces
  • Broken sidewalks or broken steps
  • Poorly marked changes in elevation
  • Structural defects of buildings
  • Criminal assaults on premises

And many more.

SLIP AND FALL INJURIES IN COLORADO SPRINGS

Property owners and occupants have a duty to keep their premises safe for visitors. This means keeping the property free of hazards, property defects, and other dangerous conditions.

When these issues are not addressed in a timely manner, accidents can occur. Slips, trips, and falls are the most common types of accidents that happen to property visitors. These may seem like minor incidents but slips and falls often cause serious injuries that result in mounting medical bills, numerous days missed from work, and other losses.

Slip and fall injuries in Colorado Springs often happen in numerous types of residential and commercial settings, such as:

  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants
  • Wholesale clubs
  • Home improvement stores
  • Amusement parks
  • Hotels
  • Stadiums or arenas
  • Construction sites
  • Warehouses
  • Office buildings
  • Apartment complexes
  • Nursing homes
  • Government buildings
  • Playgrounds
  • Parking Lots
  • Private residences

Owners and occupants are supposed to routinely inspect their properties to identify any hazards and warn visitors of their existence. In addition, they are supposed to take reasonable measures to address safety issues once they become aware of their existence.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A PREMISES LIABILITY ACCIDENT?

One of the most common premises liability accidents is a slip or fall. Whether caused by a wet floor or an object on the ground, if you suffered an injury from a fall due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be entitled to compensation. But what do you do after being injured? Following these steps may help build your premises liability case:

  • Seek medical attention for your injuries

    Ensure that you or loved ones’ well-being is taken care of before taking any other actions

  • Report the incident to the owner or manager of the property

    Make sure to get a copy of the incident report

  • Take pictures of the area where the accident happened

    Photos with a date and time are important because that evidence could be removed or changed following the incident

  • Get names and phone numbers of any people who witnessed the accident

    Witnesses will help prove your story in the future

  • Call Maher & Maher Law at 719-301-7500

    We will help you get the resources necessary to retrieve the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us at 719-301-7500.

COMMON QUESTIONS FROM SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT VICTIMS

  • “Can I replace my income from missing work?”
  • “How can I pay my medical bills?”
  • “When should I speak to the insurance company?”
  • “Can I get compensated for emotional pain and suffering?”

The Colorado Springs attorneys at Maher & Maher Law can answer all of these questions for you and take the guessing out of the situation. We will handle your claim from start to finish with the honesty, integrity and diligence you and your case deserve.

“WHAT DO I DO NOW?”

After you have obtained medical treatment following your slip and fall injury, it is imperative that you contact our Colorado Personal Injury attorneys at Maher & Maher Law to assist you with understanding the options available to you, especially before you speak to the owner’s insurance company, as doing so can adversely impact your claim.

If you need legal services dealing with a slip and fall accident or other premises liability cases in Colorado Springs, the last thing you want to do is put it off.

We Are The Help You Need. We understand that this may be the first time you’ve ever been faced with this extraordinary set of circumstances and you may not know what to do next or who to turn to. We share the goal of getting your life back to normal as quickly as possible. We also want to give you a voice so that your concerns are heard, and responsible parties are held accountable. At Maher & Maher Law, we take pride in offering that peace of mind.

INITIAL CONSULTATIONS ARE ALWAYS FREE

Call us today to set up an appointment: 719-301-7500