Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog series Slip and Fall Accident Cases: FAQs.
Q – What if slip and fall accidents happen when people are trespassing?
A – Trespassing can automatically negate injured people’s slip and fall accident cases. This is because, in order to have a claim, people must have had permission to be on the property in the first place. So, if people trespass (i.e., enter a property without permission to do so) and get hurt at the property due to some dangerous condition, the fact that they trespassed will prevent them from being able to pursue financial recovery in civil court.
Here, it’s critical to point out that it may not always be so clear when trespassing has occurred, so we encourage people to contact our Denver slip and fall accident lawyer to get specific answers about their case and whether trespassing may be an issue.
Q – What other factors can hurt plaintiffs’ slip and fall accident cases?
A – In addition to trespassing, failing to use the property as it was intended to be used can hurt injured people’s slip and fall accident cases. This is because, just as property owners have a responsibility to keep their property safe, people who enter or step foot on that property have a responsibility to use that property as it was intended to be used. If people defy this and then get hurt on another person’s property, they typically can’t sue the other person.
For example, let’s say a teenage boy is skateboarding down the railings in the courtyard of a building. There are “No Skateboarding” signs posted, and one of the railings is very loose. If the boy who is skateboarding falls off of the loose railing and hurts himself, he probably can’t sue the property owner for the unsafe railings at the property because he shouldn’t have been skateboarding in the first place.
There can, however, be some gray area regarding what is and is not OK at specific properties, so it’s best to consult an experienced attorney to get professional advice regarding a particular situation.
Q – Should I hire an attorney to help me with my case?
A – Yes! The facts are that:
- Slip and fall accident cases can be complicated to pursue, especially when these accidents happen at large retailers that are prepared to mount strong defenses to these cases.
- Injured people may need to fully focus on their physical and psychological recovery, and having an experienced lawyer on their side to pursue financial recovery on their behalf can let them do this.
You Can Rely on a Denver Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
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 the Cederberg Law Firm.
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.