Loveland Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
We’ve Helped Thousands Just Like You
The name Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. is synonymous with impressive legal experience and great legal services in Loveland. If you slipped, fell, and were injured on someone else’s property in the area, then you should reach out to our law firm first. During an initial consultation, we can help you determine if you have a valid slip and fall injury case against the proprietor, as well as what you should do next if you do. In the last 30+ years of practice, we have helped thousands of clients in situations much like yours, so you know you can trust us to manage your case carefully and respectfully.
What Caused Your Slip & Fall Accident?
Were you able to collect any evidence of what caused your slip and fall accident after it happened? If so, please allow our premises liability attorneys to review it. We need to show that your injuries – such as broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord damage – were caused by the neglect of the proprietor, not your own.
If you aren’t sure if you have any useful evidence, then not to worry. We can discuss what you have and ways to collect more. For example, our team might be able to use security camera footage to show that your accident was not your fault.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include but are not limited to:
- Uplifted carpeting or rugs
- Cracked asphalt and concrete sidewalks
- Spilled liquids on tile floors
- Ice or snow outside a storefront
- Unbundled cables or wires
- Loose dirt or debris
- Missing handrails near steps
- Dimly lit walkways
What is an Open & Obvious Hazard?
When a slip and fall or premises liability case is developing, it is common to hear the term “open and obvious hazard.” In legal considerations, an open and obvious hazard is one that was in an area that was open to visitors and that was obvious enough that it should have reasonably been noticed and addressed by the proprietor before an accident happened.
The open and obvious hazard argument can be used by both the claimant and the defense, so a careful and knowledgeable approach is important. As a claimant, you can argue that the proprietor failed their responsibility to protect you from a hazard that they knew or should have known about. But the defendant might try to argue that if the hazard was obvious, then you should have noticed it and avoided your accident.
Colorado’s Modified Comparative Negligence Rule
Determining liability in your slip and fall accident claim is a critical step, so whether or not the hazard was “open and obvious” is equally important. In Colorado, modified comparative negligence rules prevent claimants to demand compensation if they are determined to be at least 50% liable for their own injuries. Our goal will be to use convincing arguments and evidence to drop your liability as much as we can, hopefully down to 0%. At the least, though, we need to get it below 50% to keep your slip and fall case legally valid.
Make Sense of Your Claim & Get Started Today
There are plenty of details that go into the average premises liability case. Rather than sorting through them alone, choose to work with our Loveland slip and fall attorneys from Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. We can handle as much or as little of your claim as you wish. Whatever we do, we want it to be what guarantees your satisfaction as a welcome client.
I would like to give a big thank you to Matthew Crowther and his paralegal, Nicolas Allen, for doing a great job on my case. They settled for more than I expected and were always available when I had questions. I would highly recommend them and would go back to them if needed. Thank you again.