Unsafe Property - Proving Fault
If you have been injured on another person’s property, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the property owner for injuries, damages, and lost wages incurred. This will depend upon the circumstances of your accident and your ability to prove the property owner’s negligence. Certain actions must be taken immediately after the accident in order to receive payment for your injuries. A knowledgeable Colorado personal injury attorney can determine if you have a valid claim and help you receive full compensation.
It Is Important to Hire an Attorney Quickly to Preserve Evidence of Neglect
It is common for stores, businesses, and parking lots to have video surveillance. Often, these tapes are automatically overwritten in a relatively short period of time. It is critical that a lawyer contact the owner of the property where you were injured to send a “spoliation letter” quickly. This is a letter asking that all video and evidence be preserved. Failure of a property owner to preserve the video or other evidence can have significant consequences in your case.
It is always the victim’s responsibility to prove an injury resulted from a property owner’s negligence. This can usually be established by proving (1) the property owner caused the condition; or (2) the property knew there was a dangerous condition, or (3) the property owner should have known there was a dangerous condition.