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Falls are the cause of around 400 deaths among adults in Colorado each year, and they seriously injure many others.  Unfortunately, these falls often happen because property owners fail to provide a safe space for those who they invite onto their land or into their buildings.

When a victim is injured as a result of taking a tumble, a Denver slip and fall lawyer at Daniels & Scriven, PC can help. Our experienced injury attorneys have a 40-year track record of representing victims and we’ve recovered millions for our clients. Give us a call today at (720) 863-6006 to schedule a free consultation and discover how we can help you after a fall. 

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

Fall injury claims are governed by premises liability laws in Colorado. The relevant law is found in CO Code § 13-21-115 (2021). Under this law, visitors to a property are classified into three groups:

  • Invitees: These are individuals who come to a property for business purposes or because the public is invited on. They’re owed the strongest duty of care. The statute states that “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.”
  • Licensees: These are individuals who are invited to a property for their own benefit or convenience. An example might be someone visiting a friend. They are owed an intermediate duty of care and  the laws says invitees can recover 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…and of which the landowner actually knew”
  • Trespassers: Trespassers come uninvited and can pursue a claim “only for damages willfully or deliberately caused by the landowner.”

You can pursue your claim in the appropriate situations when a landlord failed to warn you about or protect you from dangerous conditions as required based on your status as a guest. You can make your case even if you were partly responsible for your own fall, as Colo. Rev Stat. § 13-21-111 says you can hold a defendant accountable as long as they were 51% responsible for the incident. Your damages will be reduced based on your percentage of fault, though. 

Time Limit For A Denver Slip And Fall Case

You need to act quickly to pursue your slip and fall claim. According to Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1) , cases arising from negligence must be brought within two years of the incident. If you wait too long, you will not be able to move forward with your case. 

Getting Help from a Denver Slip and Fall Lawyer  

The Denver slip and fall lawyers at Daniels & Scriven, PC will help you hold property owners accountable after a fall. Give us a call at (720) 863-6006 to schedule a free consultation and find out about the legal assistance we can offer in fighting for your rights under premises liability laws.