Slip and fall – what the law says

Posted by: Apr 08, 2013By Brian Stutheit

Colorado slip and fall cases are subject to a State statute commonly known as the “premises liability act.”  Under the premises liability act tenants, shoppers, theater goers, people using a gym, or restaurant patrons are classified as “invitees.”

“Invitee” means 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.

An invitee may recover for damages caused by the landowner’s unreasonable failure to exercise reasonable care to protect against dangers of which he actually knew or should have known.