A slip and fall may not sound like a serious accident, but tripping on someone else’s property can lead to serious injuries that could impact your quality of life. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may sustain financial hardship, severe physical pain, and emotional trauma.
In these situations, you need a slip and fall attorney on your side—and the Boulder slip and fall lawyers at Purvis Thomson, LLP can help. Since 1985, we have represented injured Colorado residents in their slip and fall lawsuits, and we can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Slip and fall accidents can happen at any place, at any time. In many cases, these accidents are completely preventable and only occur due to the failure of a property owner, business, or government agency to maintain safe premises and properly warn visitors of hazards. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include the following.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s actions, you may have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit. Through this type of claim, you can recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you suffered due to the at-fault party’s negligence or recklessness, including the following.
To prove your right to this compensation, you will need to supply sufficient evidence that establishes the at-fault party’s negligence. Property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises, respond to potential hazards within a reasonable timeframe, and adequately warn visitors of these dangers. If the at-fault party breached his or her duty of care in any way and you sustained a slip and fall injury, you likely have grounds for a claim.
All civil lawsuits in Colorado are subject to a rule known as the statute of limitations, which establishes a filing deadline for your claim. If you do not file within the applicable time period, the court will dismiss your lawsuit.
For slip and fall claims and other actions against landowners, you have two years from the date of your injury to file. To protect your right to compensation and identify your appropriate filing deadline, speak to a Boulder slip and fall attorney at Purvis Thomson, LLP as soon as possible following your accident.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may have grounds for a lawsuit or insurance claim. After you receive medical attention for your injuries, contact the Boulder slip and fall lawyers at Purvis Thomson, LLP to discuss your pathway to recovery.