Colorado Springs CO Premises Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one sustain injuries on the property of someone else as a result of their negligence or recklessness, contact a Colorado Springs CO premises liability attorney right away. You may be able to obtain compensation through a premises liability claim. These claims can be extremely complex, however. Therefore, it’s in your best interests to speak to an experienced legal professional about the nuances of your individual case. Call Brylak Law today.
How to Prove a Premises Liability Claim
A premises liability claim involves a situation where a property owner, manager, or maintainer, failed to maintain a safe environment for people who visit their property. Residential, commercial, and industrial properties must all be maintained in safe conditions. If a dangerous situation occurs, the property owner must provide adequate warning for anyone visiting the property. If they do not, and an accident subsequently occurs, they may be legally responsible.
A Colorado Springs CO premises liability attorney can help you prove the following in a claim:
- The property owner, manager, or maintainer had control over the property;
- Unsafe or dangerous conditions existed on the property;
- The property owner, manager, or maintainer knew or should have known abou thte dangerous condition;
- The property owner, manager, or maintainer did not warn you or fix the unsafe condition;
- You suffered harm due to the unsafe condition;
- The property owner, manager, or maintainer’s actions or failure to act caused your harm.
Types of Visitors to Property
The level of duty a property owner, maintainer, or manager has to someone on their property depends on the status of the person visiting.
- Invitee – An invitee is someone who was specifically asked to come to property for business purposes. The person in control of property may be liable if they actually knew or they should have known about a dangerous situation.
- Licensee – A licensee is someone who visits property with permission, but was not a specific invitee. The person in control of the property may be liable if they actually knew about a dangerous situation, but failed to warn or didn’t take action to correct.
- Trespasser – A trespasser is on property illegally, and the person in control of property owes very little duty to them. If a property owner intentionally does something to create a dangerous situation and a trespasser is subsequently harmed, the owner may be liable. There are exceptions, however, for children and some other trespassers.
A Colorado Springs CO Premises Liability Attorney Can Help You
If you suffer injury in any of the following types of accidents, Brylak Law can help you with a premises liability claim:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Inadequate security
- Escalator and elevator injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Porch or stair collapses
Contact a Colorado Springs CO premises liability attorney to help you navigate the legal issues of your claim. For an initial consultation, call us today.