A Responsibility To Keep Their Property Safe
Property owners owe a duty of care to keep their property reasonably safe. In Colorado, the landowner liability laws allow you to hold property owners who fail to correct dangerous conditions or properly restrain a pet liable for resulting injuries. If you suffered an injury on someone else’s property or were bitten by a dog in Colorado, let the attorneys at Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins, P.C., in Golden help you seek compensation.
Failure To Correct Known Problems
Colorado premises liability law provides that a property owner who fails to correct or warn visitors about a dangerous condition on their land can be held liable for damages experienced by an injured visitor. Premises liability applies to property owners of a home, business or public property. Common property negligence causes of injuries include cracked sidewalks, missing handrails, slippery floors and inadequate lighting.
Dog Bites In Colorado
Dog and other animal owners owe a duty of care to prevent dog bites and attacks. Colorado uses a hybrid system of strict liability and negligence rules for injuries caused by animals. An injury victim may bring forth a claim if they can prove the dog had bitten someone before and/or the owner knew about the dog’s previous misconduct or vicious tendencies.
Colorado allows bite injury victims to bring forth a negligence claim if they can prove the dog owner failed to take reasonable care to control or restrain the dog which resulted in an injury. For instance, if a dog owner failed to follow the leash ordinance and their dog injured you, the owner may be guilty of negligence.
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If you suffered an animal attack, a slip and fall or another injury on someone’s property, let us help you recover damages through a personal injury claim. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 303-552-2615 or send us an email. We serve clients throughout Jefferson County.