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Slips, trips, and falls can have serious consequences. In fact, more than 400 adults in Colorado die from fall-related injuries each year while many others suffer serious injuries.

If a fall happens on someone else’s property, that individual may be liable for covering damages. Premises liability laws determine when a property owner or occupier is held accountable for an injury that occurs, so contact a Boulder slip and fall lawyer at Daniels & Scriven, PC to find out how these laws apply in your situation. 

You can give us a call at (720) 863-6006 to schedule a free consultation and see if you might be entitled to monetary compensation to cover your damages.  

When Can You Make A Slip and Fall Claim In Boulder?

CO Code § 13-21-115 (2021) explains the situations when a person can hold a landowner or occupier liable for causing them harm. The specifics depend on the reason why the injured victim was at the property.  Under this statute:

  • “A trespasser may recover only for damages willfully or deliberately caused by the landowner.”
  • “A licensee 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 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.”

Invitees are people who enter to transact business or because the landowner makes clear that the public is expected to enter or remain on the property. Licensees are people who come to a landowner’s property for their own convenience and with permission. Trespassers enter without consent. 

Typically, this means:

  • If you are a visitor to a store or other place of business, you are an invitee and can sue if the landlord didn’t use reasonable care to protect you against dangers they knew about or should have known about. 
  • If you’re invited to a friend’s home, you’re a licensee and can sue only for the property owner’s failure to use reasonable care to protect against dangers they created or that aren’t ordinarily present on a property.
  • If you enter without permission, you are a trespasser and can only sue for willful and deliberate harm, except in limited cases where the property owner has created an ‘attractive nuisance” or a dangerous condition that could lure someone onto the land. 

A Boulder personal injury lawyer can help you to understand your status and the conditions when you can sue. 

Slip and Fall Statute of Limitations

If you want to pursue a claim after a slip and fall, you typically must act within two years as Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)  sets this time limit for most injury claims. If you delay beyond this, you may be unable to move forward with your claim. 

Getting Help from a Boulder Slip and Fall Lawyer

At Daniels & Scriven, PC, our experienced Boulder slip and fall lawyers know premises liability laws inside and out and we can provide the legal advocacy you need to get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at (720) 863-6006 to find out more about how we can represent you after you or someone you love is hurt in a fall accident.