February 6, 2012
With a second blast of winter weather approaching Denver, Colorado, following last week’s record-setting snow, city officials have said they will be out today making sure sidewalks are properly cleared. According to Colorado’s 9 News, business owners within the city limits will be ticketed if snow is not properly removed from sidewalks in front of their buildings within four hours of the last flake falling.
There are similar rules in place for residential areas within city limits that say homeowners must clear sidewalks in front of their homes within 24-hours of a storm. While the rule is rarely enforced, Carole Walker, an executive director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, says there is a much more important reason to make sure your walkways are clear–slip and fall accidents.
She states that the law allows a person to file lawsuit against a property owner if that person were to slip, fall, and seriously be injured because of an uncleared walkway.
Most homeowners have liability insurance to cover the expenses of accidents such as these, but insurance companies will rarely pay without fighting tooth and nail against it first.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, the Colorado slip and fall accident attorneys with the McDivitt Law Firm believe that it’s helpful to have an experienced lawyer on your side to help you get the compensation you need. Contact an experienced attorney today.