Slip Trip Fall Injury Attorney
Slip Trip Fall injuries are exactly what they sound like. One’s fall is often preceded by a slip (water, ice, oil, slippery substance), or a trip (uneven flooring, sidewalks, debris on floor, extension cord, water hose, depression or hole, etc.). A landlord, premises manager, a commercial business, supermarket, restaurant, etc. have a duty to the public to keep their premises free of slip, trip and any other hazards.
What is Slip N -Fall, Trip N Fall Injuries?
You might be surprised at the numbers of people who contact a Slip Trip Fall injury attorney each year, after sustaining a serious injury from a slip and fall accident. On the other hand, maybe you’re not all that surprised, since you are one of the 8.7 million* people who were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries in 2013 (latest data). Slip trip fall injury accidents are the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths in homes. In fact, the data shows that as of 2014, nearly 32,000* people died in falls at home and at work. For working adults, depending on the industry, falls can be the leading cause of death. *
Premises liability represents a significant percentage of personal injury claims. Personal Injury cases involving premises liability involve injury while on the property of another individual, business or government that lacks satisfactory maintenance or proper cautionary signage to warn of dangers and hazards. Just like any personal injury case, the determining factor in premises liability is negligence. If the negligence of a property owner caused your injury, Denver premises liability lawyer, Thomas R. Lefly, can advocate for you.
The moment you enter a home, business, public facility, or any other place or space that is considered another party’s property, the owner or controlling party of the property is implicitly participating in an agreement with you, or the patron of a business, that the premises are safe. This implied agreement is that all hazards should be repaired, removed or clearly pointed out by signage or barriers so you are not injured in an accident. If the property owner fails to maintain a safe and secure premises, and the owner’s negligent maintenance of the premises leads to an accident that adversely affects you, the owner can be held liable for damages.
Were You Injured on Another’s Property?
Property owners are required by law to keep their premises safe for passersby and visitors and have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for anyone on or in their premises. This includes sidewalks in residential neighborhoods, while the government has a responsibility to keep roadways and sidewalks free of hazards. If property owners or the local government do not keep their premises clear of dangers and/or post warnings of hazardous conditions and serious injuries result, they can be held liable.
Contingency Fee Basis — No Win, No Pay
You absolutely can afford to retain the services of top-notch Denver slip trip fall injury lawyer Thomas R. Lefly, founder of Lefly Law Firm. Attorney Lefly can anyone of any financial means because we work personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
What does ‘Contingency Fee Basis’ mean to you? Contingency means that you do not have to pay us ANY money out of pocket. In fact, you will not have to pay us a dime unless we win your case. The ‘contingent fee arrangement’ is also commonly referred to as “no win — no fee” because the client is not held responsible for payment in the event that your personal injury lawyer is not successful in recovering an insurance settlement or jury award for money damages. FYI – that rarely happens, and during your Free Consultation Thomas R. Lefly will share with you the strength of your case and the potential value of your personal injury case.
If you have been seriously injured, we encourage you to call us today at (720) 773-9333 for your free, confidential consultation.