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Slip & Falls Attorney in Longmont
Slip & Fall Claims in Colorado
Slips and falls can lead to serious injuries, especially for those who already have pre-existing conditions, such as an elderly person with a bad hip. When your fall is caused by negligent behavior, meaning that the property owner knew about unsafe conditions and did nothing to correct it, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim against the company or person involved.
Slips and falls can happen for many reasons, such as:
A restaurant forgets to put a slippery when wet sign up after mopping
A public sidewalk is uneven
A resident or business fails to shovel snow and remove ice from the path people will use to enter the building
A business has uneven floors and fails to correct this or place proper signage within a reasonable amount of time
A parking garage has dim lighting that makes it hard to see
At The Law Offices of Edward Smith, our Longmont slip and fall attorney has been helping people across Colorado receive just compensation in personal injury claims for over 30 years. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury resulting from a slip and fall on someone else’s’ property, we can represent you.
The proof falls on you, the plaintiff, to show that the defendant reasonably could have known about and prevented the issue that caused your fall. If you slip and fall in a place where you would expect to be reasonably safe, it’s crucial to write down details and witnesses’ contact information so that this can be used by your attorney when building your case.
Conditions of the fall are also taken into consideration. For instance, if you were injured after slipping on a park sidewalk while intoxicated, your case is weakened, and liability will be harder to prove.
It is also important to note that the property owner must have acted deliberately or with negligence. If an employee at a fast food restaurant spills a drink and fails to clean it up or post a wet floor sign, if you trip and fall, you will be able to make a claim against them. If you slipped on your own spilled drink, however, not so much.
Proving liability can be tough, especially if there is no surveillance footage or witnesses to back up your story. It might simply come down to your word against the property owner’s. You will not want to handle filing and defending a personal injury claim by yourself; instead, you should hire a lawyer who has dealt with these kinds of cases before and knows what kind of evidence to look for in these situations.
The Time to File Your Claim Is Now
It is important to act quickly in these types of cases before evidence is lost or the statute of limitations is met. Meet with Edward Smith today for a free consultation, and he will go over the facts of your case with you to see if a claim can be made. Edward’s insider knowledge of insurance companies and premises liability will work toward earning you the settlement you deserve for your pain, suffering, medical bills, or loss of wages incurred during your recovery.