The word “negligence” is one of the most common, and often-misunderstood words in civil law. Negligence is actually a pretty complicated legal concept, but at its heart negligence refers to either: acting in a way that a reasonable person would not, or failure to act in a way that a reasonable person would. Either way, the key to negligence is what a hypothetical “reasonable person” would (or would not) do. When you suffer injury or financial loss due to someone else’s negligence you may have a civil claim against that person or company, but you will need to prove that there was negligence.
One area of law in which negligence can be particularly complicated to prove is premises liability; this area of law relates to the safety and security of people who have been invited onto someone else’s property. Many premises liability claims relate to negligent maintenance of property. In plain English, this means not taking care of potentially dangerous situations as they arise on the property. This could include failure to clear snow or ice on a walkway or parking lot, failure to warn people of a wet floor situation, failure to repair building defects such as broken windows, etc. If you or a family member have been injured on someone else’s property and you feel that the owner’s failure to safely maintain the property caused or increased the severity of your injury, contact a Denver premises liability attorney to discuss your options.
In many cases, negligent maintenance arises from less routine maintenance issues. Exposed electrical wiring, defective escalators, peeling paint especially in a place where there will be a lot of children, loose shingles that might fall and injure someone are all examples of things that could lead to a negligent maintenance claim. These kinds of things will happen, and may not be controllable, but property owners are responsible for correcting these kinds of situations as they present themselves.
If you have been injured by the negligent maintenance of someone else’s property, you need the advice of an experienced Denver premises liability attorney. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Fuicelli and Lee know that experience matters. They will explain your rights as a consumer, and investigate the situation in order to decide whether there has been negligence. As a firm, Fuicelli and Lee, PC believes that every client deserves open and honest communication with his or her lawyer, not just an assistant, and they are committed to providing the very best possible personal service and aggressive representation. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Fuicelli and Lee, PC at (303) 355-7202.
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