In Colorado, the Premises Liability Act (PLA) is the exclusive remedy against a landowner for injuries occurring on the land of another. Commercial and residential property owners owe a duty to make their property safe from defects; more specifically from dangers about which they knew, or should have known. In addition, commercial property owners (grocery stores, convenience stores, super stores, restaurants) have the additional duty to inspect their property on a regular basis to make sure there are no dangerous conditions which can hurt business customers.
- Water on the floor
- Snow and ice
- Produce on the floor
- Unmarked or hidden hazards
- Unleveled or uneven sidewalks
- Concealed or hidden defects
- Defective escalators, elevators, and other equipment
The injured party must prove the property owner failed to maintain the property, created an unsafe condition, or allowed a dangerous condition to exist for such a period of time that in the exercise of reasonable care the dangerous condition should have been discovered. Premises Liability cases can be difficult to prove; you need a personal injury lawyer, like Buck Dominick, who understands the legal issues, and can appreciate the extent of your injuries/damages, and present them clearly and completely.
If you, a friend, or relative has been injured on the property of another, contact Dominick Law to discuss your case.