Denver city ordinance holds property owners responsible for building and maintaining sidewalks adjacent to their properties. This means, if you suffer injury after slipping and falling on an icy or snowy section of sidewalk, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner of the adjacent property. This ordinance is very seldom enforced by the city in the absence of an accident, but property owners are still responsible for injuries that result from their negligence, even if they have not previously been informed of the ordinance.
Common decency, like city ordinance, dictates those responsible for a property shovel the walk within 24 hours of a snowstorm, no matter how insignificant accumulation may have been. This allows children walking to school, parents walking their babies, runners and joggers, and anyone else who may need to use the sidewalk a clear and safe path. Failure to properly clear the walkways in front of a home of ice and snow within this period is not only inconsiderate, it also makes the property owner liable for damages caused by accidents that may result.
It should be noted that, while property owners are liable for the maintenance of walkways adjacent to their property, the city may bear some responsibility for dangerous sections of the sidewalk as well. When you come to Leventhal Sar LLC to discuss your slip and fall accident, we will begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding it. The purpose of this investigation is to identify any and all liable parties. This enables us to hold each party accountable for their negligence, which can have a significant impact on your settlement.
In nearly all instances, damages for injuries caused by improperly maintained premises will fall to the property owner. Management companies may also share some of the responsibility. So too might certain government entities. Each of these parties will have insurance adjusters working on their behalf to minimize your settlement.
The Denver premises liability attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC are dedicated to helping victims of negligent property owners get justice. We are prepared to get to work on your case right away and will fight tooth and nail, taking your claim as far as needed, to help you get the compensation you are due.
Remember, slip and fall cases, particularly those involving inclement weather, can be incredibly difficult to win. Without the help of an experienced and tenacious legal team, you may never see even a portion of what you are owed.
While we cannot guarantee a large settlement, our attorneys will fight for compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Temporary and permanent changes to ability
- Home modifications
- Adaptive technology
- Physical pain
- Emotional turmoil
Irresponsible property owners should be held accountable for their disregard for the safety of others. Our lawyers are here to make sure they are – and to help victims of these negligent property owners get justice following injury.
To schedule a free consultation at our Denver office, please call Leventhal Sar LLC at 720.667.3030 today. We serve victims of slip and fall injuries in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Westminster, Boulder, and communities throughout the Front Range and I-25 Corridor.