Property owners are expected to create and maintain a safe environment for visitors. Failure to do so could be viewed as negligence in the eyes of the law and may make the property owner liable if someone gets hurt. When this happens, victims may have recourse under premises liability law.
If you believe you have a premises liability case on your hands, turn to Klein Frank, P.C. for assistance. Once we determine who should be held liable, whether a private individual or a business, we can assist you in filing a personal injury claim. Negligent property owners should be held accountable when carelessness or negligence leads to the injury of others.
We have handled premises liability cases involving:
- Badly lit corridors
- Uneven pavement
- Wet unmarked floors
- Lack of fencing around swimming pools
Injured in a Slip & Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of injury in the United States. These accidents often occur in department stores, grocery stores, and on sidewalks. Property owners are required by law to provide safe and secure premises for customers and patrons that access their facilities.
Failure to maintain the condition of floors, walkways, and stairs can lead to innocent people suffering severe injuries and long-term consequences. If you were injured in a slip, trip, or fall accident that was caused by a negligent property owner, contact Klein Frank, P.C. today for a free review of your case!
Standard of Care in Premises Liability Law
The law states that landowners owe different standards of care to visitors on their property based on what category they fall into. These categories are invitee, licensee, and trespasser. Invitees are people who are openly invited to private property, such as a restaurant or a store. Property owners are responsible for ensuring invitees know about any dangers on their property and must use reasonable care to protect their visitors from harm. Landowners have the highest degree of responsibility to keep their invitees safe.
Licensees are people who are invited on private property for personal motives, such as a salesperson or friend visiting someone's home. Property owners are responsible for warning guests about hazards they know of on their property and using reasonable care concerning these hazards.
The last category of person is trespassers. Landowners are only responsible for not deliberately creating dangers for a trespasser, such as setting up a trap. The only exception to this is if the trespasser is a child, in which case reasonable care should be taken to prevent their injuries, such as putting a fence around a pool.
Work with a Board Certified Trial Lawyer
Our legal team has 60 years of combined experience. Over the years, we have handled personal injury cases of varying complexity and are not afraid of a challenge. Our Boulder premises liability lawyers, Attorney Beth Klein and Attorney Carrie Frank, have both been honored with inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list, which speaks volumes about their relentless pursuit for legal excellence.
Attorney Beth Klein is the only female Board Certified Trial Lawyer in Colorado. A legal powerhouse, Klein Frank, P.C. has the tools and sterling reputation to provide zealous advocacy to injured individuals, and we have the results to prove it!
Call (303) 448-8884 to Schedule a Free Evaluation of Your Case
Our firm offers free initial consultations to our prospective clients. During this initial evaluation, we can review the details of your case and answer any questions you may have. We will also pinpoint the weaknesses and strengths of your case. We will make sure you don't move forward blindly. By having all the information you need from the start, you will be better equipped to make well-versed decisions.
Contact us today to go over the options that are available to you.