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As a victim of a slip and fall accident, you are likely experiencing considerable pain as a result of your injury – and face an extensive recovery period that may interfere with your ability to work and perform daily activities.
During this difficult time, the last thing you need to worry about is navigating a complicated legal claims process.
That’s where our experienced team of slip and fall attorneys comes in. Bowman Law has deep experience handling slip and fall accidents in Colorado. With our expert attorneys at your side, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, answer any questions you may have, and work diligently to protect your rights. That means you can focus on healing and getting your life back on track.
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Why Choose Bowman Law
Working with Bowman Law makes an overwhelming experience feel manageable so you can focus on getting well.
At Bowman Law, we care about each of our clients. This means we will work with you each step of the way through the legal claims process, providing personalized support and guidance.
Our passion for justice and attention to detail allow our highly qualified slip and fall attorneys to get results. Client satisfaction is our top priority.
Our firm is highly experienced in personal injury and slip and fall lawsuits. We will navigate the legal claims process for you, ensuring that you receive the best compensation possible.
The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association awarded Bowman Law Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2021. When you choose to work with us, you are working with Denver’s top-rated slip and fall lawyers.
Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Many of us will suffer a serious fall at some point in our lifetime – and in many cases, this will not be our fault. In Colorado, frequent weather fluctuations mean that slippery sidewalks, icy parking lots, and wet floors are common hazards.
It may be possible to hold property owners liable for negligence if any of the following conditions are present on their property:
Types of Slip and Fall
Slip and Fall lawsuits can provide compensation for a variety of injuries. Some common injuries that we see in slip and fall cases include:
Ankle or Wrist Sprain After Falling?
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In the case of a slip and fall injury, the wrist can easily be hyperextended when you hit the ground, and this can damage or tear the ligaments in the hand. While some injuries heal on their own, in severe cases surgery may be required to reattach the ligament.
Other common injuries include scaphoid fractures and thumb sprains.
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According to the CDC, one out of every five falls causes a broken bone or other serious injury. Some slip and fall accidents involving a broken bone may require surgery or take a prolonged period of time to heal, which is why it is important that you receive a fair settlement.
Soft Tissue Injuries
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Soft tissue injuries that are common in slip and fall accidents include:
- Sprain – a torn or stretched ligament
- Strain – the stretching or tearing of a muscle or tendon
- Stress fractures – Small fractures within the bone caused by stress
- Contusion – A bruise caused by impact to the muscle, ligaments, or tendons
- Tendonitis – Tendon inflammation
- Bursitis – Irritation of the bursa, the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints
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In a slip and fall accident, bones like the kneecap may break. Soft tissue such as ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, can be torn, sprained, or inflamed.
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A dislocated shoulder causes your upper arm bone to pop out of the cup-shaped socket in your shoulder blade. Not only is a dislocated shoulder highly painful, it can cause permanent damage to the nerves or blood vessels in the arm.
Nerve Or Spinal Damage
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According to the Mayo Clinic, slip and falls accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord injury in those over the age of 65.
A slip and fall can cause a partial or complete tear of the spinal cord. In addition to severe pain, the victim may suffer loss of sensation, bladder control, or mobility in his or her limbs.
The Modified Comparative Fault Rule
When you make a slip and fall claim, the property owner may argue that you bear some amount of responsibility for the accident. This is where the “modified comparative fault” rule comes into play.
If the property owner succeeds in laying part of the blame for the accident on you, your financial settlement may be reduced or there may be no compensation awarded. If there is a chance that you will be held partially at fault for your accident, an experienced slip and fall attorney can help you navigate this process to reach a fair settlement.
What Damages Can be Recovered in Slip and fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents are subject to Colorado’s premises liability laws. Recoveries for successful slip and fall claims can include compensation for:
Slip & Fall Frequently Asked Questions
Slip and fall accidents may result in serious injuries, including broken bones. Below are some steps you should follow in the event of a fall:
- For your safety, stay still and check for injuries
- If possible, file a report of your injury with the property owner
- Ask for contact information of any witnesses
- Gather evidence and take photographs
- Seek medical help
- File an insurance claim
- Contact a qualified slip and fall attorney
In most slip and fall cases, an injury claim against the property owner must be filed within two years.
If the accident occured on government property, the deadline to send the relevant government entity a notice of claim may be considerably shorter.
- Seek medical attention, and gather documentation to support your claim.
- Contact an experienced lawyer who specializes in personal injury law.
- Investigate the case to establish negligence.
- Serve notice of claim to all involved parties.
- Try to negotiate a settlement acceptable to both parties.
- If a settlement can’t be reached, file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Go to trial.
Businesses and landowners have a duty to provide a safe and secure environment. When they do not and someone is injured, they can be held liable for damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.