What happens when I slip and fall in Colorado and I am injured?
What is an invitee?In Colorado an invitee is "a person who enters or remains on the land of another to transact business in which the parties are mutually interested or who enters or remains on such land in response to the landowner's express or implied representation that the public is requested, expected, or intended to enter or remain." Colorado Revised Statute ? 13-21-115 (5) (a). For example, if a supermarket customer slipped and fell on ice in the supermarket parking lot and was seriously injured, than the supermarket and/or its subcontractors could be responsible.
What is a licensee?A licensee in Colorado is "a person who enters or remains on the land of another for the licensee's own convenience or to advance his own interests, pursuant to the landowner's permission or consent. 'Licensee' includes a social guest." Colorado Revised Statute ? 13-21-115 (5) (b). If you get injured while at a friend's house, your friend would only be responsible for your damages if he actually knew about the dangerous condition that caused those damages.
What is a trespasser?A trespasser is "a person who enters or remains on the land of another without the landowner's consent." Colorado Revised Statute ? 13-21-115 (5) (c). Under the definition of a trespasser, if you were walking through someone else's property without permission and fell in a hole and broke your leg then you would be entitled to damages for any willful or deliberate conduct caused by the landowner. Colorado Revised Statute ? 13-21-115 (3) (a). The standard to prove willful and deliberate conduct is the highest and most difficult to prove.