Premises Liability

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.

Usually, a property owner will not admit fault, or even that he or she had knowledge of the dangerous condition. Thus, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified personal injury attorney who understands the complexities of premises liability law. Remember – the insurance company has their best interests in mind, not yours.

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The metro Denver personal injury lawyers at Western States Law, P.C., offers free consultations, and nearly always takes cases on a contingent fee basis. That means that we only collect an attorney's fee if we are successful on your behalf in settling your claims or winning at trial. While located in Aurora, Colorado, our personal injury attorneys represent clients throughout the state of Colorado and in both Utah and Wyoming. For more information about our ability to represent your interests effectively, contact Western States Law, P.C., today at 303-400-8100. Home, evening, and weekend visits are available.