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Around 25,000 people are injured each day in the United States as a result of a fall. These falls cost more than $12,000 on average and the total cost of losses from fall injuries throughout the United States averages around $3.5 million per hour each day.
The victims of slip and fall accidents should not have to cope with the costs of their fall injuries if someone else was to blame for the fall. The experienced Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers at Levine Law represent the victims of falls and their family members in legal actions to obtain compensation for economic and non-economic losses.
Why Slip and Fall Accidents Happen
Slip and fall accidents can occur at a store, a restaurant, at home or at work. You may also suffer a fall accident on a public sidewalk or at a neighbor’s home. Falls happen for a variety of reasons, including:
- Slippery floor surfaces
- Wet floor surfaces
- Uneven flooring
- Cracks or gaps in tiles or sidewalks
- Debris in walkways
- Snow or ice
- Broken stair railings or dangerous stair treads
- Overcrowded aisles
- Slipping and sliding floor coverings
- Sudden changes in elevation
In many cases, the dangers that lead to a fall exist because property owners have failed to maintain their property or failed to warn visitors of the hazards in the space. Property owners have certain obligations to their visitors. When a property owner does not live up to those obligations and a slip and fall injury occurs, the property owner can be held legally liable. Renters and non-owners in control of a property can also be held liable if they failed to properly maintain the property before a fall accident victim was invited on the premises.
A Colorado Springs Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a slip and fall accident, a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer at Levine Law can help you to determine who was at fault. Our legal team can help you to settle a slip and fall accident with the responsible party outside of court by negotiating a fair payout, or we can build evidence and help prove your case at trial.
If another party is found liable for the slip and fall accident, the victim is entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and emotional distress However, in order to receive the money to which you are entitled, you must follow the rules and procedures in Colorado for making a slip and fall claim. Levine Law can handle the legal issues for you and work to help you obtain compensation while you focus on healing or coping with your grief.
To learn more about how our Colorado Springs accident attorneys can help with your case, call our law firm today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.