Located in western Mesa County, Fruita, Colorado is known as being a paradise for outdoor recreation. If you love to river raft, hike, or mountain bike, Fruita is the place to be. But while Fruita may be a great spot to be a tourist, for those who live here, the risk of accident and injury in everyday life is just as prevalent as it is elsewhere. One unfortunately common cause of injury is a slip and fall. At the office of Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, our Fruita slip and fall accident lawyers can advocate for you if you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident and have suffered losses. Call us today to learn more about your rights.


Common Causes of Slip and Falls

A serious slip and fall accident can lead to injuries like traumatic brain injuries, back and neck injuries, bone fractures, soft tissue injuries, and more. Most slip and falls are entirely preventable and occur as the result of dangerous hazards. Common causes of slip and falls include:

  • Broken stairs
  • Torn carpet
  • Broken handrails or lack of handrails
  • Depressions in walking areas
  • Spills of food, drink, or other substances
  • Falling objects
  • Unremoved snow and ice
  • Objects in walking areas


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Who’s Liable for a Slip and Fall?

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:

  1. A hazardous condition existed on the property; 
  2. The property owner knew or should have known of the condition; 
  3. The property owner failed to remedy the condition in a reasonable amount of time or provide a warning of the condition; and 
  4. 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.

How Our Fruita Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Can Help

Our Fruita slip and fall accident lawyers will help you by investigating your case, determining and proving fault, gathering evidence to support your claim, handling all documents and paperwork, ensuring that the claim is filed within the appropriate time frame, and calculating your damages. We’ll also represent you during settlement negotiations, and can litigate your case in court if necessary.

We have years of experience and a reputation for excellence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call our law firm directly today to schedule your free consultation with our skilled Fruita slip and fall accident lawyers.

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