INJURED ON SOMEONE ELSE’S PROPERTY?
Premise Liability Attorney Colorado Springs
King & Beaty are premise liability attorneys in Colorado Springs that represent residents thoughout the region. If you are seeking a settlement for an injury on the property of a business, corporation or other negligent property owner, call now to speak with an experienced attorney 719-505-9999.
If you trip over a cracked or uneven sidewalk and break your ankle, you can’t file a lawsuit against the sidewalk. If a brick or piece of concrete falls from a building and causes a traumatic brain injury, you can’t sue the building. If you slip and fall on a spill that hasn’t been cleaned up, you can’t seek compensation from the spilled liquid.
All of those injuries were the result of actions or inactions of people – property owners or others responsible for the maintenance and safety of property who failed to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. Holding such individuals responsible for their negligence is based on the legal concept known as “premises liability.”
Slip and fall or trip and fall injuries are the most common bases for premises liability lawsuits, but such cases can also include injuries caused by biohazards such as mold, lead, or asbestos; injuries caused by structural defects or collapses, such as falling debris or a balcony giving way; injuries or death caused by swimming pools or other water hazards; and many more.
No Up Front Costs to Work with Our Colorado Springs Premises Liability Attorneys
At King & Beaty, LLC in Colorado Springs, we represent individuals who have been injured by negligent property owners. Our experienced Colorado premises liability attorneys fight tirelessly to obtain the highest amount of compensation available to help injury victims recover and get back on their feet.
The Colorado Premises Liability Act
The Colorado Premises Liability Act governs claims for slips and falls and other injuries on someone else’s property, and limits the time for bringing such claims.
But whether you will be able to recover any damages for your injuries depends on many complicated factors. This includes why you were on the property and whether you had the right to be there, which will determine what kind of duty the property owner had to keep you safe.
Under Colorado law:
- A trespasser may recover only for damages willfully or deliberately caused by the landowner.
- A licensee – someone who has been invited onto the premises for a non-business or commercial purpose, such as a social guest – may recover only for damages caused:
- by the landowner’s unreasonable failure to exercise reasonable care with respect to dangers created by the landowner of which the landowner actually knew; or
- by the landowner’s unreasonable failure to warn of dangers not created by the landowner which are not ordinarily present on property of the type involved and of which the landowner actually knew.
- An invitee – typically a customer or patron at a store or business – may recover for damages caused by the landowner’s unreasonable failure to exercise reasonable care to protect against dangers of which he actually knew or should have known.
In order to recover damages in a Colorado premises liability lawsuit, a plaintiff must prove that the owner failed to meet the appropriate standard of care under the law, and that the claimed injuries happened because of the landowner’s breach of that duty. This requires the skills and experience of a Colorado premises liability attorney who knows the law and knows how to win.
Aggressive Representation for Victims of Property Owner Neglect
At King & Beaty, LLC, our premises liability attorneys fight tirelessly to help individuals who have suffered serious injuries because of negligently maintained property. We are committed to getting victims the resources and compensation they need to recover and have a long track record of success in doing so.
If you’ve had a slip or trip and fall or otherwise suffered an injury on someone else’s property, please call King & Beaty, LLC at (719) 505-9999 or fill out our online form to arrange for a free assessment of your case. We look forward to assisting you.
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