Pueblo CO Premises Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered injury on property owned or managed by someone else, you should contact a Pueblo CO premises liability attorney as soon as possible. In Colorado, both property owners and managers owe a duty to people who are legally visiting their land. If your injury occurred due to a property manager’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for losses that you incur as a result. Contact Brylak Law today for more information about how we can help you with a premises liability claim.
What Is a Premises Liability Claim?
Owners and managers of property have a legal duty to maintain their land and buildings in conditions that are reasonably safe. If a property is in dangerous or unreasonable conditions, then the property owner or manager is required to provide warnings to those who are on the property. Any accident that occurs as a result of dangerous conditions could be the financial responsibility of the owner or anyone else who is supposed to maintain the property.
A Pueblo CO premises liability attorney can help you prove the following elements of a claim:
- The defendant had control over the property;
- A dangerous situation existed on the property;
- The defendant actually knew or should have known about the dangerous situation (depending on level of duty);
- The defendant did not warn of the danger or eliminate the risk;
- You suffered harm because of the dangerous condition; and
- The defendant’s actions or inaction caused your harm.
Types of People Who Visit Property
The duty of the property owner depends on the status of the person who is on the property. The following are three legal statuses of people who may visit a property:
- Invitee – People who visit businesses are invitees. Property owners have the highest degree of duty to invitees. If a property owner actually knew or reasonably should have known about dangerous conditions, then they can be responsible for accidents.
- Licensee – People who have permission to visit a location, but are not specifically invited for business purposes are licensee. An owner must have had actual knowledge of a dangerous condition to be legally liable for injuries.
- Trespasser – People who enter property illegally are trespassers. This is the lowest standard of duty for property owners and managers. Property owners must show intentional or willful conduct in allowing a dangerous situation to harm a trespasser in order to be legally liable. There may be exceptions for children and other certain trespassers.
A Pueblo CO Premises Liability Attorney Can Help You
If you have any of the following types of premises liability claims, Brylak Law can help.
- Slip and fall accident
- Dog bite
- Inadequate security
- Escalator and elevator injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Porch or stair collapse
Call our Pueblo CO premises liability attorney today for help with your claim.