Premises Liability Attorney
Business owners, landlords, and homeowners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their patrons and guests. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for injuries that occurred on their property. These types of claims are called premises liability claims or slip and fall claims. Injuries sustained in cases like these can be serious and can result in long-term medical consequences and a lifetime of pain and suffering. That’s why it is important to contact an experienced Boulder premises liability attorney immediately after you are injured. Your attorney can protect your rights to seek compensation and fight for you after a serious premises liability accident.
Premises Liability Cases
If you or someone you love has been injured on another person’s property, it is important to know that the law is on your side. Unfortunately, proving negligence is key to winning a premises liability claim. It is not enough to just be injured on another person’s property, you must prove that they acted negligently. This means proving that they knew about the existing hazard or should have known about the hazard and failed to take the necessary precautions that a responsible and reasonable landlord or property owner would’ve taken. Examples of premises liability accidents include:
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Slipping on ice
- Dangerous stairs
- Broken handrails
- Dog bites
- Inadequate lighting
- Improper security
- Substandard sidewalks or parking lots
- Improperly secured carpet or rug
A recent study of premises liability cases showed that the majority of premises liability lawsuits are filed against residential building owners, landlords, and hotels. The rest of the cases (44%) are retail owners, restaurants, shops, and bars.
Understanding the Legal Status of Premises Visitors
In order to understand slip and fall or premises liability cases, you must understand the difference between an invitee, a licensee, and a trespasser.
- An Invitee – this is someone who is invited onto the property. This includes customers in stores or patrons at restaurants. The highest duty of care should be taken to ensure the safety of an invitee.
- A licensee – this is someone who comes onto the property for his or her own purpose. This will include social guests and tenants. Care must be taken to ensure the safety of a licensee as well.
- A trespasser – this is someone who comes onto the property uninvited and without consent. There are no implied precautions for safety in place for a trespasser.
Contact Our Premises Liability Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured in a premises liability accident in Boulder, or anywhere in the state of Colorado, you need an aggressive and experienced law firm on your side. Boulder premises liability lawyer Debbie Taussig has the experience and resources necessary to tackle complex premises liability cases – and WIN. Call today for a free consultation and review of your case. Call 303.442.0176 or fill out our confidential contact form.