While slipping and falling down may be embarrassing, these accidents can also be seriously harmful, especially when:
- People hit their heads or sustain back injuries, either of which can have long-term impacts on a person’s health.
- People have pre-existing impairments that are worsened by slip and fall accident injuries.
In such cases, injured people can turn to a Boulder slip and fall accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm to help them hold the negligent parties responsible and to help them obtain compensation for their injuries and losses.
In this two-part blog, we’ll highlight some of the factors that come into play when determining and proving liability in these cases. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about your rights or are ready to move forward with your slip and fall accident claim.
Proving Liability in Slip and Fall Accident Cases: What Was Your Role in the Accident?
As part of the process of obtaining compensation in slip and fall accident cases, it will be important to establish that the victim did not act carelessly or recklessly and, in so doing, cause the accident. In other words, the victim should have been acting as any other reasonable person would have under similar conditions (i.e., in a similar situation).
To determine this, here are some questions to ask victims in these cases:
- Did you know that the area where the accident took place was dangerous?
- Were there any warning signs, cones, etc. that should have alerted you to the fact that the area was dangerous?
- Did a property owner or manager specifically warn you about the dangerous area?
- Were you doing anything immediately prior to the incident that may have contributed to the slip and fall accident?
If you were aware that an area was dangerous, you should have been aware that an area was dangerous and/or you were somehow acting carelessly or recklessly when the slip and fall accident occurred, you may not have a claim to compensation – or the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled may be impacted.
Be sure to check out the upcoming second part of this blog for some additional important info regarding proving liability in slip and fall accident cases.
Contacting a Boulder Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident – or if you have been injured in any type of accident on someone else’s property, contact a Boulder premises liability lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured as a result of others’ negligence. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting.
In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.