Denver Premises Liability Attorneys for Accidents Caused by Failures to Remove Snow & Ice
Snow and ice are an inevitable part of life in Denver and throughout Colorado. For those who own buildings and properties, an important aspect of maintaining safe premises – and minimizing the risk of injury to those at their properties – is properly removing snow and ice from the premises.
When failures to remove snow and ice from properties result in accidents and harm:
- Property owners, managers and/or others can be liable for the injuries, suffering and damage caused by their negligence.
- The injured will likely be entitled to financial recoveries for their medical bills, suffering and other losses.
The Denver premises liability lawyers at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. are dedicated to helping those harmed by negligence obtain justice and full compensation.
If you or someone you love has been hurt as a result of some party’s failure to remove snow or ice from their premises, don’t hesitate to contact our trusted attorneys for important insights about your potential claim – and for exceptional advocacy moving forward.
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Failures to Remove Snow & Ice: Common Examples
Failures to remove snow and ice from properties can take various forms, like (but not limited to) failing to:
- Clear snow and ice from walkways and stairways outside of buildings
- Clean up puddles left by melted snow or ice inside or outside of buildings
- Install sufficient drainage for areas where snow and ice typically accumulates in or outside of buildings
- Put up warning signs about or blockades around areas that are slippery (or otherwise risky) due to the presence of ice or snow.
These and other instances of failing to remove snow and ice can:
- Occur at various types of properties – Residential and commercial settings, including anywhere from apartment buildings and private residences to retail stores, restaurants, office buildings and more, can have dangerous accumulations of snow and ice.
- Cause a number of different types of accidents – These can include slip and falls, staircase accidents and even car accidents (when, for instance, failures to remove ice and snow from parking lots results in dangerous driving conditions).
- Result in catastrophic injuries – These can include bone fractures, soft tissue injuries, back injuries and brain injuries. In the worst cases, these injuries can have irreversible, if not potentially fatal, impacts.
Liability & Damages for Failures to Remove Snow & Ice
Property owners, managers and/or other responsible parties can be liable for their failures to properly remove ice and snow from their premises. In order to hold such parties accountable, the injured will typically have to prove that:
- The responsible party knew about or should have known about the unsafe conditions caused by the ice and/or snow at their premises.
- The responsible party failed to take any or adequate action to properly abate the risks caused by the presence of ice and/or snow.
- The injuries and losses suffered were the direct result of failures to remove ice and snow from the scene of accident.
When these types of premises liability cases are successful, they can result in compensation that may cover (but may not be limited to):
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage.
Punitive damages may also be available in cases that involve especially horrific negligence. These damages are typically awarded to punish the negligent party and deter such acts of negligence in the future (rather than compensating the victim for a specific loss).
An attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. is ready to explain the available legal remedies, as well as your potential entitlements to financial recovery, if you or a loved one has been hurt by some party’s failure to remove snow and ice from their premises.
Contact a Denver Personal Injury Lawyer at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.
Find out more about your legal options during a free, no obligations consultation with a trusted Denver personal injury lawyer at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.
Call (720) 463-1516 or email us.
Experienced, aggressive and skilled, our attorneys can provide you with the representation, advocacy and guidance necessary to help you seek compensation and obtain the best possible outcome to your case.