That Fall Isn’t Always Your Fault
It is easy to think that when you are injured by slipping and falling that “everyone falls” and no one is at fault-it just happens. While it may certainly be true in some situations that an individual wasn’t looking where they were going or were not being careful, many serious injuries that occur from falling are entirely preventable if the responsible party did their job to protect you when you are on their property. We have prosecuted many slip and fall cases, especially in Colorado with its significant snow and ice accumulation, where Slip and fall cases can occur anywhere and anytime. From the grocery store to a shopping center, there are numerous property hazards in many of the places we visit frequently. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure to protect guests from these hazards, either by repairing the dangers or putting up clear signage so people can avoid them.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by a variety of hazards on a property, including:
- Wet floor surfaces caused by cleaning, spills, or puddles (common in supermarkets)
- Rain, snow, and ice on sidewalks, parking lots, and other outdoor surfaces.
- Debris and objects on walkways.
- Uneven steps, floor, or sidewalks.
- Broken stairways and handrails
- Poor maintenance of pools, leading to swimming pool accidents
If the owner or person in charge of the property was acting in an unreasonably unsafe manner or failed to take reasonable precautions, they could be held liable for your injury. Be sure to check with a skilled and experienced Denver slip and fall attorney, such as at Pushchak law firm. We’re always happy to provide free consultations to speak with you about your case. Call today.