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Denver Premises Liability Lawyers for Victims of Trip & Fall Accidents
Trip and fall accidents commonly result in serious injuries. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 25 percent of all reported job-related injuries involve falls, and non-work-related trips and falls leave countless Denver residents in pain and struggling to pay their bills every year.
If you were injured in a trip and fall accident at work or on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Property owners have a legal duty to prevent trip and fall hazards; and, when they fail to meet their legal obligations, they can be held accountable for the injuries they cause. At Levine Law, we have decades of experience helping individuals with fall-related injuries recover just compensation. Our entire staff is dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for our clients; and, when you choose our firm for your trip and fall case, you will work personally with an experienced attorney who is committed to maximizing your financial recovery.
Common Hazards that Cause Trip and Fall Accidents
Trip and fall accidents can cause a variety of different types of injuries. These injuries include fractures, soft tissue injuries, severe lacerations, and brain trauma, and they most-commonly occur in the back, head, joints and limbs. Common hazards leading to harmful trip and fall accidents include:
- Cracks in sidewalks and pavement
- Loose cables and other walkway obstructions
- Poor lighting
- Uneven floor surfaces
- Unsuitable or poorly-maintained floor coverings
What Should Property Owners Do to Prevent Trips and Falls?
There are several steps that property owners can – and should – take to prevent trip and fall injuries on their premises. The fact that trip and fall accidents are so easily prevented is precisely why property owners deserve to be held accountable when their carelessness or oversights lead to costly and painful injuries. The following are just some examples of simple steps that residential and commercial property owners can take to protect their visitors and guests:
- Ensure that the edges of rugs and mats do not present trip hazards
- Ensure that all areas that are publicly-accessible are well lit at all times
- Secure any cables that cross walkways or pedestrian areas
- Maintain all flooring surfaces and floor coverings, repairing or replacing any worn or cracked areas as necessary
- Install signage to warn of uneven surfaces, and paint curbs and curb stops to increase their visibility
If you were injured on someone else’s property, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. Our experienced legal team can investigate to determine the cause of the accident, and we can quickly collect the evidence needed to secure your financial recovery.
What’s Your Case Worth? Contact Us Today to Find Out
The first step toward recovering just compensation for your trip and fall accident is to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You can reach our Denver law offices 24/7, and we will make arrangements for you to speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible. What’s your case worth? Find out. Call us at (303) 333-8000 or tell us about your accident online now.