A serious slip and fall that sends you to the hospital and leaves you with financial losses in the form of medical bills and lost wages can be traumatic. If you believe your slip and fall was caused by the negligence of another party, our Fruita slip and fall accident lawyers can help you to recover a settlement.
In many cases, property owners can be held liable for slip and fall accidents that occur on their properties. Property owners have a duty to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition and to repair known hazards within a reasonable amount of time. If you can prove the following elements, you may be able to hold the property owner liable for your harm:
- A hazardous condition existed on the property;
- The property owner knew or should have known of the condition;
- The property owner failed to remedy the condition in a reasonable amount of time or provide a warning of the condition; and
- The hazardous condition was the proximate cause of your injuries (and you were lawfully on the property at the time of the accident).
If you can satisfy the elements above, you can seek compensation for the full value of your economic and noneconomic losses.