Grand Junction Premises Liability Attorney
Helping Clients Recover From Slips, Trips, Bites & Falls
Hotels, gas stations, major chain restaurants and retailers alike earn billions of dollars from their customers. They must keep their establishments safe; it is expected. However, these billion-dollar corporations often put people over profits. They fail to hire or train staff to keep spills off the floor, ice and snow off the sidewalks, and merchandise safely placed on counters and shelves. Consequently, folks shop, visit or eat at these places believing the premises to be safe, but leave with serious injuries after the corporate managers fail in their duties to their customers.
If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident at a place of business or recreation venue in Mesa County, make sure your attorney has experience dealing with major insurance companies. Often, billion-dollar corporations put their profits and corporate dividends above paying for the injuries their negligence causes.
The Law Office of Chadwick McGrady, P.C., offers representation from a Grand Junction premises liability attorney who has the experience and trial skills you need to protect your rights and recover money for your serious injuries.
Types Of Premises Liability Cases
A property owner is responsible for making sure their premises are safe for invited visitors and staff members. They could be held liable for injuries that take place on their property.
Attorney Chadwick McGrady represents clients who have been seriously injured in all types of hazardous premises accidents, including those involving:
- Falling objects
- Slippery floors
- Parking lot injuries
- Animal attacks and dog bites
- Negligent security
- Bar fights
- Assault injuries
- Park and swimming pool injuries
- Resort, hotel and restaurant injuries
- Insufficient maintenance
Different Standards Of Care In Colorado
Landowners in Colorado owe different standards of care to different people on their property depending on their legal status at the time of the injury. There are 3 different categories of people in regard to premises liability cases: trespassers, licensees and invitees.
- Trespassers are individuals who enter or remain on a landowner’s property without their consent. Trespassers may only recover compensation for injuries that are willfully or intentionally caused by a landowner.
- Licensees are people who enter or remain on a landowner’s property for the licensee’s convenience or to advance his or her own interests with the landowner’s consent. An example of a licensee would be a social guest you invite to your home. Licensees have higher protections than trespassers and may recover damages for injuries caused by a property owner’s failure to exercise reasonable care regarding known dangers.
- Invitees are typically people who enter a landowner’s property to transact business, such as a shopper in a store or a contractor servicing a person’s home. Invitees are afforded the highest legal protections and may recover damages caused by a landowner’s failure to exercise reasonable care against dangers he or she knew or should have known about.
Unafraid Of The Courtroom
Grand Junction trial attorney Chadwick McGrady has helped many people recover compensation from insurance companies. Insurance companies try to minimize injured victims’ damages and blame victims for their injuries. Mr. McGrady knows the issues involved in investigating and preparing premises liability claims. His firm’s focus is always on seeking maximum money damages for these kinds of injuries.