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Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers Fight to Protect Slip and Fall Victims

By Heidi Culbertson
October 5, 2021
6 min read

Burg Simpson’s Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorneys Fight to Protect Slip and Fall Victims

If you have sustained a severe injury due to a slip and fall incident that resulted in broken bones, a fractured skull, or soft tissue damage, you could be facing significant medical expenses and lost wages. If your slip and fall occurred in a public place due to an existing hazard such as a wet or slippery surface, inadequate lighting, or items left in your pathway, your fall could have been caused by the negligence of another party. If you were seriously injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. 

 It is important to understand that property owners are responsible for keeping the environment safe for public use. Therefore, when a property owner or the persons responsible for the property fails in their duty to identify and repair hazardous conditions on the property, they may have demonstrated negligence and could be held accountable for your injuries.

At Burg Simpson, our award-winning trial lawyers have over 45 years of experience with slip and fall injuries. Our personal injury attorneys understand how devastating the medical, financial, and emotional consequences of these injuries are. Shareholder Stephen Burg, the Practice Group Leader of the Personal Injury Department, and his team of trial lawyers at Burg Simpson are here to help. Please call us now to obtain the experienced and compassionate legal assistance you need to get the compensation you deserve.

 Stats

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall injuries are the primary cause of lost days from work and account for more than one million hospital visits each year. The most serious results of slip and fall incidents are bone fractures and traumatic brain injuries.

 If You are Injured

  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Report the accident those to manage the property
  • Document the scene of the incident by taking photos
  • Obtain the contact information of any witnesses
  • Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible

 A Complex Area of Law

The laws regarding Colorado slip and fall incidents are complicated. If you have been severely injured in a slip and fall, call Burg Simpson now. Our highly experienced and knowledgeable lawyers have many years of experience with premises liability injury claims. 

Colorado Premise Liability law governs slip and fall incidents, and property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their property is safe for public use. When a property owner does not take the care necessary to ensure a safe environment, they may be held liable when injuries occur due to unsafe conditions.

 Landowners have a duty of care to others, depending on a person’s legal status while on the owner’s property.

  • Trespasser is a person who has is on the land of a landowner without the landowner’s consent. 
  • Licensee is a person who is on the property owner’s land per the landowner’s permission or consent. 
  • An Invitee is a person on the land of the landowner while transacting mutually beneficial business. The invitee is on the land in response to a landowner’s express or implied consent. If you are having lunch at a café or shopping at a retail store, for example, then you are an invitee.

While trespassers would rarely be entitled to damages for injuries sustained while trespassing on a property, licensees, and invitees may recover damages resulting from the property owner’s failure to use reasonable care concerning hazards of which the property owner was aware. 

 Proving Negligence 

If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall incident in Colorado, and your injury was the result of dangerous conditions caused by the actions or inactions of another party, your lawyer will seek to prove:

  • If you were a guest or a customer, the property owner had a duty to ensure you were safe from harm.
  • The property owner knew or should have known that a dangerous condition existed on the property but failed to fix the problem.
  • The property owner was negligent and therefore responsible for the dangerous condition that led to your serious injury.

Working with a highly experienced slip and fall attorney will help to ensure your rights are protected. At Burg Simpson, we begin by conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and the factors that led to your injury. We will also collect evidence and communicate with the insurance companies. Burg Simpson has over 45 years of experience handling personal injury and slip and fall claims. We are committed to fighting for you and taking your case to trial if those responsible for your injuries fail to offer a reasonable settlement.

 Obtain a Free Case Evaluation Now

At Burg Simpson, our personal injury lawyers understand how devastating the medical, financial, and emotional consequences of these injuries can be. Burg Simpson is here to help you, so call us now to obtain the experienced and compassionate legal assistance you need to obtain the compensation you deserve. 

 Contact Burg Simpson at 888 895 2080

 About Burg Simpson

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a longstanding national reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our attorneys have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face and defeat formidable adversaries that include big insurance companies, big banks, and big pharma. Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.

Burg Simpson was founded in 1976 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg. Mr. Burg is an inductee in the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. He has also been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Law Week’s “Barrister’s Best” as “Best Civil Litigator”; and one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by the U.S. Legal 500. Mr. Burg has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine now has more than 75 lawyers and over 90 legal professionals. The firm is based in Colorado and has offices in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, California, and Wyoming.

 

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