Premises Liability Lawyer in Colorado

Where you work, shop or even go to hang out with loved ones may not be as safe as you expect. In fact, although building owners and managers are bound to a certain duty of care when it comes to their properties and facilities, these parties do not always live up to their obligations. This type of negligence and carelessness can contribute to unsafe premises, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Each year, more than 1 million people in the U.S. seek emergency medical care for slip and fall injuries.1 In many of these cases, people end up with lasting pain and longer term injuries that can impact their ability to work, as well as their overall quality of life.

At Bell & Pollock, P.C., our Denver personal injury attorneys are all too familiar with how unsafe premises and negligence can lead to catastrophic injuries. That is why we are proud to be champions for the people, advocating their rights and defending them against injustice so they can reclaim their lives and financially recover after being harmed by others’ negligence.

Negligence & Dangerous Premises

Private and public premises can be unsafe for a variety of reasons, many of which can result from the responsible parties failing to take “reasonable” care to keep their properties safe.

Such reasonable care can involve promptly repairing or rectifying safety issues that owners or managers have been aware of. It can also involve situations in which a responsible party should have been aware of some risk of danger because a “reasonable” person in the same situation would have been aware of it.

Some specific examples of how negligence can make properties unsafe and cause accidents include (but are by no means limited to) owners, landlords and/or property managers:

  • Failing to clean up spills or pooled liquids on floors
  • Failing to keep walkways free from hazards, such as objects or cords left in walkways
  • Failing to repair uneven flooring, loose carpet and/or holes in flooring
  • Failing to fix broken stair railings or stair rungs
  • Failing to provide adequate lighting in stairways, parking areas or other necessary areas
  • Failing to provide sufficient security, such as locking doors, to keep people on the property safe
  • Failing to prevent the people visiting a property from being exposed to toxins
  • Failing to warn people about the known risks or dangers associated with a property
  • Failing to promptly and appropriately fix any problem that makes a property unsafe.

Types of Premises Liability Claims

Some of the most common types of premises liability claims include (but are by no means limited to) those involving:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Animal attacks, including dog attacks
  • Assaults
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Stairway, elevator and/or escalator accidents.

Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

When any form of negligence contributes to slip and fall accidents, where the accident occurred will be crucial to establishing who may be liable for it. In general, however, the party responsible for a slip and fall accident may include (but may not be limited to):

  • A building owner
  • A building manager
  • A landlord
  • A homeowner
  • Another party, such as a cleaning company or a flooring manufacturer.

When People Cannot Sue for Premises Liability

While being hurt on someone else’s property can be grounds for a premises liability claim, it is not possible to sue a building owner, manager and/or landlord when the injury resulted from:

  • Trespassing – In other words, the injured person must have had a right to be on the property in order for a premises liability claim to exist.
  • The injured person’s negligent behavior – When people are injured on others’ property as a result of their own careless or reckless behavior, they can’t sue others to allege their dangerous property conditions harmed them.

Slip and Fall Accidents: The Facts and Statistics1

  • Although slip and fall accidents can result in any number of injuries, including strains and sprains, bone fractures are the most severe slip and fall injuries.
  • About 5 percent of slip and fall victims sustain bone fractures.
  • Each year, flooring and floor materials play a role in causing about 2 million slip and fall accidents in the U.S.
  • Slip and falls are a leading cause of lost work days and workers’ compensation claims in the U.S.
  • While about half of all accidental deaths that occur at home are the result of falls, many of these involve falls on the same level (as opposed to from an elevation).

Contact an Experienced Denver Personal Injury Attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C.

If you have been injured as a result of the unsafe conditions at any public or private property, you can turn to a Denver personal injury attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. for experienced help advocating your rights and pursuing justice.

To find out more about how we can help you, call us at (303) 795-5900 or email our firm using the contact form on this page to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, you will receive clear, honest legal advice about your case, your rights and your best options for moving forward.

1: According to the National Floor Safety Institute, a non-profit research organization

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Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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Case Results


CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment. Client underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgey, which involved removal of the first rib to attempt to relieve pressure in the thoracic outlet. Client also suffered a back injury.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver, who crossed the center line of the road. Client underwent multiple surgeries and could not work. Client was late 40s and needed a modified life care plan.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a tow truck driver who was a diabetic. The diabetic at fault party was a non-compliant diabetic and claimed he had a syncope episode, and was “blacked out”. Client had a preexisting back condition known and the forces from the collision aggravated, or made worse, the preexisting back condition in addition to, causing neck injuries.
Outcome: $350,000

CASE: Client was a passenger in a car where the driver fell asleep on a country road in the early morning hours. The car rolled multiple times. Client had eye injuries, facial injuries and neck and knee injuries.
Outcome: $850,000

CASE: Client was on the job, driving her own car, when she was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion with traumatic brain injury and pursued Workers Compensation Claim.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice in Central City. He suffered back injuries, that did not require injections.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice on a sidewalk in front of a business. She had to have knee surgery and multiple injections in her back.
Outcome: $175,000

CASE: Client was visiting a friend who was renting a house. Client tripped on untreated, dangerous section of deck and injured his back.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE:Client was rear ended and needed fusion spinal surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE:Client was rear-ended and had to have rotator cuff surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Settled for $65,000

CASE:Client was at Denver International Aiport traveling through Denver, slipped and fell and broke her ankle.
Settled for $118,750

CASE:Client was exposed to mold in a multi-family dwelling that was caused by leaking water.
Settled for $125,000

CASE:Motorcycle accident, reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological injuries
Settled for $1,275,000



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