The Colorado Supreme Court determined that a county wasn’t immune from liability after a woman fell and injured herself in a court building parking structure, concluding the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act waived immunity for dangerous conditions of public buildings, when caused by construction or maintenance.

In a Feb. 5 opinion, the state high court held that Beverly Stickle’s suit for damages resulting from an accident at a parking structure adjacent to the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building could proceed as the county was not immune from the suit as the structure fell under the plain meaning of a “building,” as the word is used in the state’s governmental immunity act, which further waived immunity as the structure’s dangerous conditions were a result of maintenance performed.