Sidewalk Injury Attorney in Colorado Springs
I am attorney Jeffrey Scott Lasswell, I am proud to provide highly skilled and compassionate legal representation for sidewalk accident victims in the greater Colorado Springs area. As an experienced sidewalk accident attorney, I am well-versed in the legal issues that arise in these premises liability claims. My track record of success reflects this.
If you have been seriously injured in a sidewalk accident in Colorado Springs, contact me today. I can schedule a free and confidential consultation with you. I will help you understand your rights, and I will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Who Is Responsible for a Sidewalk Accident?
Determining liability for sidewalk accidents can be complicated. If your accident occurred at a private residence, such as a friend’s home, that friend is usually the one who is responsible for keeping the premises safe for visitors. If you injured yourself on a sidewalk outside of a store or other private business, the business is likely liable.
In general, property owners are responsible for the costs of sidewalk construction and maintenance. A lawsuit will allow you to hold the homeowner responsible for the injuries that resulted from the sidewalk accident.
As the injured party, you must show that the property owner was responsible for the sidewalk’s hazardous condition, which led to your injury. You must also demonstrate that the property owner knew – or should have known – that the dangerous sidewalk existed but failed to fix it.
Sometimes the city can be held liable when a pedestrian trips and falls on a cracked sidewalk. For example, the city of Colorado Springs may be liable in cases where the city had agreed to repair a cracked sidewalk but did not follow through before the accident and injury.
Common Sidewalk Accident Injuries
Depending on the weather and other factors, a sidewalk accident can be a trip and fall or a slip and fall. Either type of accident can result in painful injuries, including broken bones, knee injuries, strained backs and sprained ankles.
In severe cases, sidewalk accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis or diminished use of your arms and legs. Head injuries can range from concussions to permanent brain damage with memory loss, depression and impaired mental faculties.
Through a premises liability lawsuit, you can seek compensation for your sidewalk accident injuries. As your attorney, I will fight tirelessly to secure all available damages on your behalf. This could include compensation for:
- Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
I Tripped on a Sidewalk – Can I Sue?
In Colorado, you only have two years to pursue a lawsuit against the individual who caused your injuries. This time limit is known as a statute of limitations. You are barred from filing a lawsuit after the two-year period has passed.
If the sidewalk involved in the incident was owned by a governmental entity, different rules apply. Under Colorado’s governmental immunity laws, you must provide a formal written notice of the claim to the government entity within 180 days of the date of the accident. If you do not give proper notice in time, you will be barred from seeking compensation for your injuries.
Because the statute of limitations is only two years and deadlines can be as short as 180 days after your sidewalk accident, it is crucial that you hire me as your Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Common Causes of Sidewalk Accidents
Common causes of sidewalk accidents in Colorado Springs include:
- Uneven sidewalk
- Ice on the sidewalk
- Hazards on the sidewalk
- Sidewalk defects
- Broken or unlevel concrete slabs
- Garbage-ridden surfaces
- Gas caps that stick up from sidewalk
- Loose bricks
- Poorly performed sidewalk repairs
- Construction flaws
- Lack of caution signs in work zones
- Poor lighting
How Can a Sidewalk Accident Lawyer in Colorado Springs Help You?
Working with me as your Colorado sidewalk accident attorney is the best way to ensure your rights are protected. It is my goal to help you pursue the maximum compensation possible after your accident.
The aftermath of a sidewalk accident can be stressful, and you may not know where to begin. As a skilled and compassionate lawyer, I will guide you through the steps that will protect your rights to compensation for your sidewalk injury.
As your Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer, I will conduct a thorough investigation of your sidewalk accident. I will make sure all the evidence is collected and preserved. I’ll handle negotiations with any insurance companies that may be involved. I’m dedicated to fighting for my clients. If the responsible parties do not offer a full and fair settlement, I will not hesitate to take your case to trial.
Building a strong sidewalk injury case requires knowledge, experience and attention to detail. As your lawyer, I am committed to giving your case the individual attention and customized strategy it deserves. I believe that the best results come from skilled and aggressive legal representation. I will work directly with you, getting to know both you and your sidewalk injury case.
Contact a Colorado Springs Sidewalk Injury Lawyer
Have you been injured on a sidewalk in Colorado Springs? If so, you could be entitled to compensation. I am a skilled and experienced sidewalk accident lawyer, and I look forward to evaluating your case. I work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay any legal fees unless I help you secure compensation.
Do not wait to get the help you need. Contact me today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.