Slip and Fall Accidents
According to premises liability law, owners and occupiers of property who allow people to come onto the property are legally responsible for accidents and injuries that may happen on that property. The property owner must make sure that the property is safe for the whole community by maintaining safe conditions and either repairing hazards or putting up appropriate warning signs about the danger if a hazard cannot be repaired immediately.
A property owner can be considered negligent if he/she creates an unsafe condition, such as cleaning floors and leaving them slippery or excavating on the property and leaving a hole accessible. Negligence on the part of the property owner may also result from failure to fix an unsafe condition after learning of the issue, such as uneven flooring, a water leak onto the floor, or broken stairs.
The types of accidents that may lead to a premises liability claim include a slip and fall on a retail store floor, falling trees or tree branches, being injured on an amusement park ride, drowning in a pool, or the owner failing to provide adequate security.
Cases may come from an injury suffered on private or public property, including shopping centers, casinos, theaters, parking lots, amusement parks, restaurants, and bars.
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If You’ve Been Injured in an Unsafe Environment…
If you or a loved one was injured due to negligence by a property or business owner, you may be able to take legal action against that owner. The Heuser & Heuser law firm has handled premises liability cases for more than 30 years in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, the Arkansas Valley, Pikes Peak, and elsewhere on the Front Range, and we’ve helped thousands of clients recover millions in compensation.
An early investigation into the details surrounding your injury is critical to a successful case, so you need to contact us right away. Prompt action will preserve and protect evidence that’s vital to your case. There have been instances where a property owner quickly repairs the hazardous condition that led to an injury before the victim can file a claim. Your Heuser & Heuser legal team will work with you to gather proof of the dangerous conditions and the injuries that resulted.
Colorado law requires the victim to prove that the owner or occupant’s negligence caused the accident. We will investigate to determine whether a reasonable effort was made to ensure visitors were safe.
Premises liability may also include cases where a person is injured by a third person’s wrongful act, such as an assault. Property owners can also be held accountable if they neglect to provide adequate security against criminal acts.
If you or someone you love was assaulted where the lighting is not bright enough to discourage crime, the owners can be liable. Furthermore, the owner may be considered negligent if he/she failed to properly train security personnel, supervise employees, or warn about the potential for criminal activity.
These types of cases may fall under what’s called “third-party premises liability,” a complex and dynamic area of law that can involve especially complicated legal issues. Having the Heuser & Heuser law firm on your case means you don’t have to worry about legal complexities – we will explain all of your options and help you make the best decision for you and your family.
Recovering After You Are Injured
Something as routine and simple as stopping at the grocery store on the way home from work can turn into a nightmare if you slip on a spill that store employees have not cleaned and you injured your back. Suddenly, you’ve gone from getting home and fixing supper for your family to an ambulance trip to the emergency room, a painful exam, and orders to stay off your feet for a week with follow-up visits to a chiropractor.
Now, you face medical bills and lost income while you’re out of work – not to mention the hassle of trying to care for your family from bed!
Even worse, an injury from this kind of accident may never heal fully, leading to long-term pain and impairment that requires protracted medical treatment. The Heuser team will show you how to recover damages for your pain and suffering, lost wages, doctor bills and other medical needs, both now and in the future.
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Should the unthinkable happen and you or a loved one die from injuries suffered on the property, we will make sure the compensation will take care of your surviving family members.
The attorneys and staff at Heuser & Heuser make communication and accessibility a priority while we handle your case. You can be sure that you’ll know where your case stands at each step of the process and that your questions will be answered promptly.
We take care of the day-to-day details of your case, so you are freed up to focus on getting your life back to normal.
Heuser & Heuser, L.L.P. is an experienced personal injury law firm in the state of Colorado with offices in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The Heuser brothers have more than 30 years of legal experience in practice areas such as auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and workers’ compensation. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 719-520-9909 or complete our inquiry contact form.