Nobody should have to pay for his or her medical bills and suffer when someone else is at fault. This area of law is known as premises liability law. Young and tenacious, the attorneys at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. offer the trial experience and history of success that clients need to win personal injury and premises liability cases. A Denver injury attorney at our firm will listen to your needs. They know how to deal with insurance companies and corporate lawyers to get victims the compensation they deserve.
In Colorado, a premises liability claim is the exclusive remedy for claims against a landlord for physical injuries sustained on the property. The Colorado Premises Liability Statute defines three statuses: invitee, licensee or trespasser.
An invitee is one who goes onto property to conduct business or someone whom the owner invites onto the property
A licensee is one who goes onto property to conduct his or her own business, such as a utility repair person
A trespasser has no permission to go onto the property in question
The status of a person is important, because it determines to what extent you can hold a property owner liable. For example, a property owner does not have to protect trespassers in the same manner that he must protect an invitee or a licensee.
A jury recently awarded $5.6 million to a woman after she broke her back in a McDonald’s restaurant. The jury agreed with her that the restaurant violated its own internal rules in not keeping the floor safe and dry.
Slip and fall decisions like this ensure that businesses keep their grounds safe for consumers in the future. A Denver accident attorney at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. can help you hold companies liable for dangerous conditions in their stores.
A young woman attending college in Florida was victim of a horrific crime that began in her apartment complex. She had just parked there after a night of helping her father at the restaurant he owned. Two men in the parking lot forced her back into her car, drove her to a nearby school and then shot her three times. Surgeons called it a miracle that the criminals’ bullets had not killed her.
A jury awarded the young woman nearly $6 million for her injuries and levied over $10 million in damages against the property owners, because they failed to provide adequate security and lied to tenants about crime despite knowing that there was a high level of crime in the area. Her case has had a major impact on tenant safety throughout the country.
If unsafe, dangerous property conditions have caused injury to you, contact a Denver injury lawyer at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. to learn about obtaining compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering. With their aggressive approach to litigation, incorporating the latest courtroom technology to persuade juries, our attorneys know what it takes to win premises liability cases and help clients achieve justice.