Louisville Slip & Fall Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a slip and fall accident, the Louisville slip and fall accident lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, can help you protect and advocate for your rights under Colorado law. Our attorneys have more than 5 decades of experience practicing personal injury law in Colorado, and we regularly bring this experience to bear for our clients against some of America’s largest corporations and insurance companies. Our Louisville slip and fall attorneys are here to help you, and if you have questions about a slip and fall accident we invite you to call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation with our team.
On a general level, most slip and fall accidents are governed by Colorado’s premises liability statute, which requires Colorado stores and restaurants to protect their customers from dangers that they know about or should have known about. Because most commercial establishments usually turn over claims to their insurance carriers, even when a business wants to be responsible and do the right thing in terms of compensating a victim for his or her harms and losses, litigation is often necessary to resolve slip and fall claims. With this in mind, when selecting a Louisville slip and fall law firm you should examine the firm’s experience litigating cases and willingness to present a case to a jury if needed.Proving Up a Slip and Fall Accident Case
As with the vast majority of civil claims, slip and fall plaintiffs in Colorado have the burden of proving their case by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). This means that for each element of a slip and fall claim (liability, causation, and damages) the plaintiff must present favorable evidence. In the liability context (who is at fault), stores and restaurants where a slip and fall has happened often try to point the finger at the victim, saying that it was something the victim did that caused him or her to slip and fall. An experienced Louisville slip and fall lawyer understands how to counteract and deflect the defendant’s attempt to cast blame on the victim.
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we will investigate your Louisville slip and fall accident case to gather all of the relevant evidence to support your claim, including getting video footage, tracking down witnesses and other patrons if possible, obtaining property ownership records, etc. Unfortunately, some avenues for investigation, like taking depositions, official site visits, and examining the defendant’s business records, are typically available only after filing a lawsuit and through the litigation process. Sometimes it is necessary to hire an expert to show that the establishment should have known about a risk or done something a different way in order to prevent the accident. Our Louisville slip and fall attorneys often work with local and national experts who can help prove the liability aspects of a claim. Similarly, we will not hesitate to hire economists and life care planners, as well as work with your doctors and specialists to make sure that you have ample evidence to prove your slip and fall claim.Local Lawyers With Big Firm Experience
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our lawyers have worked for some of the largest personal injury law firms in Colorado. After successful careers at these law firms, we decided to leave the big firm environment because we believed that clients of big law firms are treated like numbers rather than people with unique stories to tell. In short, we can do everything that a large law firm does except we can provide more personalized service. Our Louisville slip and fall attorneys are dedicated members of the East Boulder community and truly enjoy what we do as advocates for the “little person.”
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident in the Louisville, Colorado area, we invite you to call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case and how we might be able to help you.