Denver Sidewalk Injury Lawyers
Sidewalk defects are a common cause of Denver personal injury accidents. Uneven, cracked, and damaged sidewalks and walkways create trip-and-fall hazards for customers, shoppers, and property guests. Every year, more than 3 million people go to the hospital for fall-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If an uneven or defective sidewalk in Denver caused your injuries, reach out to Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC. We can help get you back on your feet.
Why Choose Us as Your Lawyer
One of our partners, attorney Lauren Varner, has in-depth experience with premises liability and slip-and-fall claims. We accept many sidewalk-related claims that other personal injury firms will decline due to perceived liability issues. After you trip and fall on an unsafe sidewalk, contact us for counsel. We’ll take your case seriously and pursue immediate action toward positive resolution.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, many fraudulent trip-and-fall claims have given this type of case a negative stigma in the legal world. This can lead to general liability carriers denying premises liability claims and refusing to provide compensation to victims. You need an attorney to help you prove the authenticity and legitimacy of your sidewalk claim in Denver. One of our lawyers can collect evidence against the property owner, prove your injuries to a judge or jury, and fight for fair compensation through the correct legal outlets. Hiring an attorney can give you confidence and peace of mind in your case while you focus on healing.
Common Injuries Suffered From Defective Sidewalks
Sidewalk defects can make entrances to buildings or guest pathways unreasonably dangerous for visitors. A regular day of running errands could end in the hospital if the owner of a bank, grocery store, or other business negligently ignored an uneven or cracked sidewalk. Although each case is unique, the following are common injuries that arise from sidewalk trip-and-fall accidents:
- Fractures. Fractures are the most serious fall-related injuries and occur in about 5% of people who fall. Fractures are most common in the hips and wrists. Hip fractures lead to the greatest number of deaths from falls.
- Head or brain injury. Falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries. Hitting your head during a fall can lead to bleeding or swelling of the brain and serious related conditions.
- Soft-tissue injuries. A sidewalk fall can also lead to overextended and pulled muscles, as well as sprains and strains. Soft-tissue injuries can be painful and require weeks or months of recovery time.
If you suffered one of these injuries or a different type of harm in a sidewalk trip-and-fall accident, contact our firm. Our results-oriented lawyers will listen to your story and give your case the personal care and attention it deserves.
It is a property owner’s legal duty to inspect parking lots, sidewalks, and buildings for safety hazards before welcoming visitors onto the premises. If an owner sees defects, he or she must either pay for repairs or post visible signs warning guests of the hazard. Failure to fix an uneven or defective sidewalk within a timeframe that a “reasonable and prudent” property owner would have, resulting in a fall accident, is negligence. An owner will be liable for trip-and-fall damages if the victim can prove that the owner owed a duty of care, breached this duty, and in doing so caused the fall accident.
Contact Us Today
At Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC, our lawyers can help you determine and prove liability for a complex sidewalk-related accident claim in Denver. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.