Have you slipped and fallen, taken a tumble down the stairs, or been otherwise injured on private property because of a careless property owner? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Property owners are required to keep their premises reasonably safe and can be held liable for their failure to do so. Porya Mansorian and Associates can help you build a case against a negligent property owner and recoup the damages you deserve.
There’s no telling how much you might be owed for your pain and suffering, but you’ll likely never receive it without good legal representation ready to go to bat for you. At Porya Mansorian, we advocate for you from start to finish, so you won’t take the fall for an irresponsible property owner.
Call us today to discuss next steps and options. We make getting the best representation easy, because receiving the compensation you need shouldn’t be an uphill battle.
Is my personal injury case worth pursuing?
If you suspect negligence was directly at play in causing your injury, reach out to us for a free evaluation of your case. In general, you should file a personal injury claim if the following took place.
- Duty of care was breached. Many places and people owe you what is known as “duty of care” under common law. For example, other drivers on the road can’t run you off it, and a store owner can’t leave large spills on the floor without warning you (that’s why those “wet floor” signs exist).
- Reasonable care was not exercised. If an “ordinarily prudent and rational person” would have used more caution to prevent your injuries, then reasonable care was not present. For example, if a store owner spills a box of nails on the shop floor and leaves them there, that owner is responsible for any injuries that occur because a prudent and rational person would have cleaned them up. However, if the owner thought he had picked all of the nails up, but unknowingly left one in a hard-to-see place, it is unlikely to qualify as negligence.
- Your injuries directly resulted from negligence. If you were owed a duty of care, and reasonable care was not exercised, and if you were injured as a direct result of that negligence, your case is on solid ground.
- You were an “invitee.” In Colorado, things get more complicated. Colorado law divides visitors on someone else’s property into three categories according to how welcome they are on the property: invitee, licensee, and trespasser. Invitees are mainly tenants of residential properties or customers of shops and businesses--people who the property owner wants on the premises in order to conduct business with. However, if you’re invited over to someone’s home, you’re not an invitee. Confusing, right? A social guest is considered a licensee, as are all others who enter a property for their “own convenience or to advance [their] own interests, pursuant to the landowner’s permission or consent.” A trespasser, as evident in the name, is someone who does not have the landowner’s consent to be on the property. Regarding this law (C.R.S. 13-21-115), there are a few things to bear in mind.
- A judge gets to decide whether you were an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.
- Invitees can recover damages based on the above listed conditions
- Licensees can only recover damages caused by the landowner’s unreasonable failure to fix or warn of dangers she or he “actually knew” about.
- Trespassers can only recover for damages “willfully or deliberately” inflicted by the landowner.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, all of this can be hard to navigate. We can help you collect damages for your injuries. Give us a call today and let us know what happened, or fill out the form to the right of this page.