Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall

As one of the best personal injury firms in southern Colorado, the law firm of Melat, Pressman & Higbie, LLP has lawyers with the knowledge, skills and experience to handle any type of premises liability claim including slips and falls, injuries caused by falling merchandise, and vicious dog bites.

Property owners have an obligation to protect people on to their property. This duty can include making routine inspections, repairing unsafe conditions and posting warnings about dangers. Property owners may be held liable not only for known dangers, but also for unsafe conditions that the property owner should have known existed.

A slip and fall accident is a particular type of premises liability case, where falls on unsafe property result in injuries. Our skilled lawyers at Melat, Pressman & Higbie, LLP have extensive experience evaluating liability in these types of cases.

Liability for slip and fall accidents generally rests with the property owner, owner of a business, or homeowner. Multiple parties may sometimes be held liable, especially in commercial cases where the property owner, the tenant property management company all share responsibility.

Maintaining safe conditions and warning about hazards is the owner’s responsibility. Unsafe conditions often include:

    • Slippery or wet floors
    • Poorly lit stairwells

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  • Inadequately lighted parking lots
  • Torn carpet
  • Worn steps
  • Irregular flooring
  • Sidewalk cracks or bumps
  • Loose railings
  • Parking lot potholes
  • Spilled substances on floors
  • Stair-defects
  • Worn and slick flooring
  • Lack of handrails
  • Holes in the lawn or grounds
  • Unanchored mats
  • Clutter
  • Obstructed view
  • Cables or cords

 

Slip and fall injuries

Serious injuries may warrant pursuing a claim so you can pay the medical costs and expenses associated with long-lasting or permanent disability. If you ever suffer a serious injury, contact a Colorado Springs personal injury attorney. Serious injuries include:

  • Broken arms or legs
  • Broken hips
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Herniated discs
  • Deep cuts severing muscles or tendons
  • Spinal injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Tailbone injuries

A Colorado Springs premises liability lawyer can help with medical and other issues

 Your injury may require hospitalization, numerous doctor visits, and a period of rehabilitation.

Most insurance companies try to push settlement early in a case to avoid paying for permanent disability. Our lawyers are very adept at dealing with insurance companies and can advise and guide you during every step of the claims process.

Consult a Colorado Springs premises liability and slip and fall attorney about your case

We offer a free consultation to discuss your potential claim. Contact a slip and fall lawyer at Melat, Pressman & Higbie, LLP in Colorado Springs today.