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Property Owners Premises Liability Responsibilitie…  

Premises Liability refers to a legal concept that holds a property owner responsible for injuries on their property. Property owners can reduce or eliminate claims against them by maintaining basic safety standards such as: Proactively watching for and eliminating slip or trip hazards Proactively making repairs to railings, walkways and stairs Actively maintaining damaged ceilings and floors Cleaning and repairing equipment and venting Reducing, containing, and/or eliminating hazardous conditions Gross negligence is when an action falls substantially below what is considered reasonable for any given situation. It often also implies lack of action, while also knowing there was a negative consequence. There are very stiff penalties for this.  

Tips for Property Owners

Beyond financial penalties, there is a human concern, and as a property owner, you must take proper care to avoid injuries on your property. Avoid lawsuits and claims of negligence by: Proactively maintaining your property Proactively monitoring and responding to safety concerns Performing regular inspections Setting high safety standards Implementing security measures More specifically, address issues such as: Repairing raised concrete cracks Eliminating rug or carpet warping or tears Securing fixtures both indoors and outdoors to prevent falling hazards Properly blocking off unsafe areas, including using appropriate signage Providing proper staff safety trainings  

Tips for Consumers

When you are running errands and living life, you have a reasonable expectation of safety, however being aware of your surroundings will help you avoid the most common injuries. Losing work, or your ability to enjoy your favorite activities due to an injury isn’t something anyone wants to deal with. Remember, you have a responsibility to show that the injury sustained was due to a known hazard the property didn’t address and that you also acted with appropriate action, such as not knowingly walking into an unsafe condition. To prevent injuries: Stay aware of your surroundings & REPORT unsafe conditions. Watch for slippery conditions and avoid them. Check for trip hazards, especially if you are carrying items that can limit your view. If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, leave the situation. Don’t trespass or enter areas marked for limited accessibility. Report unusual scenarios such as broken water pipes, sinkholes, or vandalism. Avoid construction zones. Take responsibility for your health, wellness and safety, not only for yourself but your loved ones as well. If despite your best efforts, you find yourself injured, through no fault of your own, or due to someone else’s negligence or intentionally harmful behavior, contact an experienced premises liability lawyer to discuss your rights.

What to Do if You Are Injured

If you have been injured: Get help. Call 911 if possible and get the medical attention you need. Report the problem. Secondly, report the problem that resulted in injury so it can be remedied without additional injuries to others. Document. Document what happened and what led up to the injury. Document the severity of the injury including a timeline of what symptoms began and when. Often in personal injury, some problems are immediate, while others take time to develop. Keeping a record of these will help with remembering later when you meet with your doctor and when you file your personal injury claim to be compensated for your damages and injuries. Take Photos. If possible, take photos of the condition that resulted in your injury as soon as possible. The situation could change before you have seen a doctor, especially in a slip and fall where the ice may have melted or the slippery conditions have been remedied. If needed, ask the emergency personnel or witness to snap several photos for the incident report. Injured because of someone’s negligence or carelessness? We can help. For more information about Premises Liability and holding a property owner responsible for your injuries, please contact the Denver personal injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, at (303) 423-1770.

Reasons to Hire a North Denver Personal Injury Law…  

Reasons to Hire a North Denver Personal Injury LawyerWhen you’re involved in an accident due to another person or entity’s negligence, you should not have to pay the financial and accountability consequences. A personal injury attorney will help you understand your rights and get you the money you deserve. (more…)

Common Injuries After an Auto Accident…  

Common Injuries After an Auto AccidentSeveral types of injuries can happen as a result of an auto accident. Commonly, those injuries are in the neck and back. They range from mild neck pain to herniated discs to serious head trauma. These violent collisions can be debilitating and are too often life-threatening.  (more…)

Using a Smartphone While Driving, Not So Smart…  

Using a Smartphone While Driving, Not So Smart - Hull and ZimmermanMany of us are culprits of the occasional peek at our phone while sitting at the intersection or driving slow, but the fact is, even if you’re stopped or moving along at a snail’s pace, your phone should be entirely off-limits when you’re behind the wheel.  Driving is difficult enough with the usual distractions: food, music, kids, construction, etc. Adding a smartphone to the mix is not only irresponsible, but can lead to destruction, injury, and death.  (more…)

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?…  

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me - Hull and ZimmermanPersonal injury attorneys are legal professionals well-versed in the legal field. They fight to get justice and compensation for those who have been injured, either directly or indirectly, by other individuals or entities.

First and foremost, your recovery process should be your focus. Hiring a personal injury lawyer allows you to handle those pressing concerns as your legal team deals with the legal matters. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, have a workers’ compensation matter, or insurance bad faith issue, a seasoned personal injury attorney will make all the difference. 


Slip and Fall Facts in Colorado…  

Were You Hurt in a Slip & Fall Accident Slip and fall accidents run the gamut when it comes to seriousness. We’ve represented clients who fell while on the job and had to take a few weeks off of work, and those who have fallen while on someone else’s property due to the negligence of the property owner and suffered ongoing injury.  If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident and are wondering what your rights are, the personal injury lawyers at Hull & Zimmerman would like to help.  (more…)

Be Aware of the All-Too-Common Parking Lot Acciden…  

How to Avoid a Parking Lot Accident! Driving these days can be a bit scary. With handheld devices in just about every hand, many drivers are distracted every time they get behind the wheel by more than just everyday occurrences that happen on the road. For this reason, it’s imperative that you stay focused and pay close attention to your surroundings when driving. Even in the parking lot.  Many of us don’t consider parking lot accidents to be serious, relevant, or common. But that’s not the case. Parking lot accidents occur more often than you may think because generally, people think there’s very little risk while driving slowly in a parking lot or pulling in or out of a parking space. When we feel over-confident, our guard goes down.  (more…)

Sharing the Road with Cyclists: An Article About S…  

Motorists Sharing the Road with Cyclists: An Article About Safety The weather in Colorado is a dream come true, mild seasons allow for outdoor activity throughout the year. We all love it. However, with all these beautiful, sunny days come the cyclists. With cyclists, come the preventable car accidents.  Today we’re going over how cyclists and motorists can share the road for everyone’s safety.  (more…)

Drugs and Their Impact on Driving Accidents…  

Drugs and Their Impact on Driving Accidents We hear a lot about the negative outcomes that occur due to drunk driving, but not as much about the very real impact of driving while under the influence of drugs, both legal prescription medication and illegal narcotics.  With Colorado being one of the first states to legalize marijuana use, this is becoming a more significant, problematic issue here. Finding out the exact numbers associated with drug-impaired drivers has proven difficult. However, we can tell you that the problem is significant and just like drunk driving, it isn’t going anywhere. (more…)

I Was in an Accident, But It’s Not My Fault: How…  

I Was in an Accident, But It’s Not My Fault: How to Prove It According to the CDC Injury Center, distracted drivers kill approximately nine people and injure over 1,000 people every day in the United States.  With numbers like this, it’s imperative that you stay focused and cognizant when you’re driving your vehicle. If you’re harmed in an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, you have the right to seek compensation for a number of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more. Let Hull & Zimmerman prove that you were not at fault and that you deserve reparations. (more…)


At Hull & Zimmerman Law Firm, we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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