Colorado Springs Premises Liability Lawyer
Injured outside the home? Get the help you need now
Accidents sometime happen when you’re taking a risk - even a small one like driving to work on I-25 or hiking in the Rockies. That’s why it can be shocking when a bad accident happens in a place where you thought you were safe, like having dinner with friends at a downtown Colorado Springs restaurant or walking in a hospital hallway in Park Hill to visit your doctor. These aren’t situations where people typically expect danger.
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe environment and compensate personal injury accident victims under Colorado’s premises liability laws when they don’t. Premises’ liability applies to all kinds of places, including:
- Grocery stores
- Shopping plazas
- Business offices
- Owned or rented homes, apartments, condos, etc.
- Theaters and arenas
- Retail shops
- Service providers like car repair shops, hair salons, or dentist offices
If you were hurt due to a property owner’s negligence, there’s a good chance you are owed money. Learn more about how the law applies to the accident that hurt you by contacting The Longo Firm, LLC, right away for a free case evaluation.
Move forward after an accident
Accident victims with premises liability claims are sometimes hesitant to seek the money they need to recover their health and get back to work. Most people injured at a friend or loved one’s home or a favorite business do not want to sue somebody in their inner circle or other acquaintances. You don’t want to hurt the people in your community, whether that’s Northwest, East Lake or Peregrine.
But it’s important injured people understand that when you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, you are not taking money away from your friends, family, or small business owners. Your injuries and damages are normally compensated by the insurance companies, not individual people.
Proving your property accident claim
Some of the more common causes of injuries that lead to premises liability claims include:
- Wet or oily floors
- Hidden extension cords
- Lumpy or upturned rugs and carpets
- Loose or broken sidewalks, stairs, and steps
- Inadequate building security
- Poor property maintenance
In general, there are four parts to winning a premises liability claim. The first is understanding what kind of property visitor you were at the time of the incident. In Colorado, there are three types of visitors:
- Invitee - Someone who was specifically invited to a place or entered upon an implied invitation, like a public event on private property.
- Licensee - Someone who has been invited onto the property for the convenience of the owner, like a delivery person.
- Trespasser - Someone who enters or remains at a property without the owner’s consent. Typically, a trespasser can only seek compensation if he was intentionally seriously injured by the owner.
After the type of visitor is determined, you will have to prove three things:
- You were injured on the property.
- The property owner or operator knowingly or carelessly neglected to provide a reasonably safe environment or warn people of the property’s risks.
- This negligence directly resulted in your injuries.
Property owners can also be held liable for injuries caused by attractive nuisances. In these situations, the property has something on it that is so “unusually” interesting to a child, the owner should have realized young children, too immature to care about trespassing laws or fully understand risk, would flock to it. Aware of this, the owner should have taken measures to protect children from accessing the property.
Some of the most well-known attractive nuisances are unguarded backyard swimming pools and trampolines. If a child is injured due to an attractive nuisance, the property owner could be liable for the child’s medical bills.
Our firm can demand justice for you
Some of the more common types of injuries that result from property accidents are sprains, broken bones, knee or wrist trauma, fractured ribs, internal bleeding, and concussions, as well as head, back and neck injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s property due to the owner’s or operator’s negligence, you are most likely due monetary compensation for your medical treatment. You may also be able to recover money for lost wages, diminished earning potential, pain and suffering, long term physical therapy, ambulance rides, household expenses and mental anguish, among other damages.
The Longo Firm, LLC, has been representing property accident victims in Colorado Springs and the surrounding Front Range region for more than 10 years. We are experienced in conducting successful and thorough investigations, gathering witness statements and bringing in expert testimony when necessary. Backed by hard facts and aggressive negotiation techniques, our firm always goes after maximum compensation on your claim. We are ready to put our skills to work for you.
Contact The Longo Firm, LLC, for a free case evaluation. We will discuss the details of your accident, what your damages are, and the most effective way for you to move forward.
If you’re worried about being able to afford an attorney, don’t be. Attorney Longo regularly represents clients on contingency. This means that there is no retainer, no hourly rate, and no upfront expenses for you to pay. Our fee is calculated into your final settlement or verdict and is paid for by the insurance companies. We only get paid when we win.
Don’t waste time. Get in touch with The Longo Firm, LLC, and take the first step toward winning your claim today.