Resuming Slip and Fall Accident Cases: FAQs (Pt. 1), here are some more answers to common questions about these types of premises liability cases.
Q – How soon do slip and fall accident cases have to be filed?
A – Within two years of the accident if the case is being filed in the state of Colorado. This means that injured people will have to file their slip and fall accident cases within two years of the date on which their accident occurred. If they wait even one day longer than this to file their cases, these cases will be dismissed, as injured people will have lost their window for pursuing civil action.
Here, we want to also point out that:
- In other states, the statute of limitations (in other words the legal time limits for filing slip and fall accidents cases) may differ.
- Injured people should not wait until the last minute to file their cases, as this can put them at risk of running out the statute of limitations.
- The sooner injured people move forward with their slip and fall accident cases, the stronger their claims will likely be (as there will typically be the most available evidence in the immediate aftermath of the accident).
Q – Can injured people get treatment while their slip and fall accident cases are pending?
A – Absolutely! In fact, injured people should not wait to get treatment, especially if they’ve sustained serious head, neck or back injuries as a result of their accidents. While getting immediate and ongoing medical attention will be important to injured people’s physical recovery, it can also be critical to moving their slip and fall accident cases forward, as definitive diagnoses can help define the range of potential compensation to seek.
Q – How is the value of slip and fall accident cases determined?
A – This is a good question that often comes up when injured people are considering whether or not to move forward with slip and fall accident cases. The value of a given case will depend on the facts and details of that case, only some of which may include:
- The severity of victims’ injuries
- Whether the victims’ injuries will require long-term medical treatments, will prevent victims from working for any period of time and/or will result in permanent impairments
- Whether the defendant (i.e., the negligent building owner, landlord or other responsible party) has a history of negligence when it comes to maintaining the safety of their property.
There can be a number of other details to consider when evaluating these cases, and injured people are encouraged to call us to find out more about the value of their potential case, as well as their best options for pursuing financial recovery.
To review some additional FAQs about slip and fall accident cases, check out the upcoming conclusion to this blog series!
Contacting a Denver Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer at Cederberg Law
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident – or in any type of premises liability accident, don’t hesitate to contact a Denver slip and fall accident lawyer at Cederberg Law.
To meet with us at no cost or obligation to you, call us at 303-499-0449 or email us using the form at the side of the screen.
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.