Slip And Fall Accident Lawyer
Our Colorado Springs law firm can demand justice for you
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common and agonizing personal injuries someone can experience. Dying from a fall is one of the most common causes of unintentional fatalities in the United States. Every year in Colorado, around 900 people die, and more than 130,000 people are hospitalized with bad injuries due to slip and falls.
The Longo Firm, LLC, in Colorado Springs takes slip and fall accidents seriously. We believe that getting injured in a slip and fall often isn't taken seriously enough. As a result, some people with real claims and painful injuries are hesitant to demand the money they need for medical bills and other accident expenses.
Slip-and-fall victims often hide their hurt and brush off their wounds. Some even blame themselves for sliding on icy stairs or tripping on exposed wires. “If only I had paid more attention,” the thinking goes, “I could have stopped this from happening.”
Being aware of your surroundings is always an important part of staying safe, but very few people are on high alert for danger at the grocery store or while enjoying a meal at a restaurant. You shouldn’t have to be. Property owners owe everyone a certain level of safety. In some instances, this even applies to trespassers.
Colorado has a lot of amazing places to visit – mountain trails in Manitou; college, university, and military campuses in Colorado Springs; shopping in Old Colorado City or Pueblo, and lively downtowns and cultural hotspots throughout the area. If a store, home, business, or recreational facility owner or operator created an unsafe environment due to their inaction or negligence, then the accident was not your fault.
No gimmicks, no games, just results
The Longo Law Firm, LLC, fights for the rights of accident victims. We understand that your injuries require time and attention to heal. We want to get you the compensation you need to make that possible.
We also want to make sure that the unsafe conditions that caused your injury are improved as soon as possible. Often, the only way to stop someone who doesn’t mind putting others at risk is to take legal action.
You can count on attorney Stephen A. Longo to stick by you during the entire claim process. If you have questions, you can call him directly for answers. If you want case updates, he will give them to you truthfully and in plain English. Attorney Longo is focused on your needs and your case. Contact our firm for a free case consultation.
Anatomy of a slip and fall
Most slip and falls happen outside of the home. Only about 1 out of 900 homeowner policies has a liability claim related to bodily injury each year, according to industry estimates. Some of the most common places where slip and fall accidents occur include:
- Department stores
- Casinos, amusement parks
- Grocery stores
- Hotels, motels, inns
Serious falls that happen inside the home are most likely to take place in the bedroom, kitchen or dining room.
Frequent injuries that result from falls include broken wrists, arms, ankles, and hip bones; head trauma; and mental health issues. Falls can be shocking and stressful. Persistent fear of falling can cut down on a person’s everyday activities and contribute to depression.
Colorado slip and falls
Every year in Colorado, slip and falls lead to thousands of injuries that require trips to UCHealth Memorial, St. Mary's, Penrose, Parkview and other hospitals.
In one year, more than 130,000 people checked into Colorado emergency rooms for treatment for fall-related injuries.
Central Colorado reports most of the state’s trip and fall hospitalizations. In El Paso County alone, there are more than 17,000 fall-related hospitalizations on average each year.
Most slip and falls are caused by just a few unsafe conditions, including:
- Improper snow and ice removal
- Debris on the floor
- Clogged passageways
- Inadequate lighting
- Leaving puddles and trash on the floor
- Neglecting maintenance for things like leaking pipes
- Uneven walkways, stairs, rugs and/or unstable railings
Get the lawyer that Colorado Springs trusts
To win a slip and fall claim in Colorado, you need to prove three things:
- You were injured on a specific property.
- The property owner created or knew about a danger and failed to use reasonable care in preventing harm.
- This lack of care directly resulted in your injuries.
Attorney Longo has experience conducting thorough investigations and finding evidence to support your claim that other lawyers sometimes miss. When he negotiates with insurance companies for you, he is backed by hard facts and an in-depth understanding of how state and federal laws apply to your specific case.
Attorney Longo knows how insurance companies work. He knows their tricks and how to bust through their obstacles. When the insurance companies say “no,” Longo says, “See you in court.” He has won verdicts worth 10-times the settlement the insurance company offered his client.
Available on your terms, focused on your results
If your loved one died or you were injured due to someone else’s inability to provide a safe space, do not “tough it out” or “power through” the pain. You need compensation for medical attention and damages, a legal term for financial compensation. Very few injuries heal properly on their own and very few households quickly rebound after a family member passes away.
The Longo Firm, LLC, offers a free case evaluation to accident victims and their loved ones. We will go over the details of your claim, listen to what you require to regain your health and create a plan to get you the maximum payout for your injuries.
Attorney Longo represents most accident victims on contingency. Our fee is calculated into your final settlement or verdict and paid for by the insurance companies. We only get paid when we win.
Get in touch with The Longo Firm, LLC, to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward winning your claim today.