With the cold, harsh winter season upon us, more and more of us will be injured in snow or ice accidents. While of course, these accidents are oftentimes unpreventable, there are many times when they are. If you are someone who was injured in a snow or ice accident, you should not have to fight for a speedy recovery. That is why you must read on and speak with our firm to learn more about how we can do that for you. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
How do I sue a property owner for a snow or ice-related injury?
To successfully win any premises liability lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, you will need the help of an experienced attorney who knows how to determine the party responsible for your injuries. Oftentimes, people assume municipalities or cities are responsible for keeping sidewalks hazard-free. However, the truth is, individual property owners, such as homeowners or business owners may be the ones responsible for clearing away all winter weather-related hazards within the lawful timeframe. If you were in a weather-related accident after the legally acceptable timeframe has elapsed, there is a very good chance you will have a valid premises liability lawsuit.
You should note, however, that simply filing a claim is not enough. You need an experienced attorney who knows how to obtain various types of evidence on your behalf. For example, our firm will seek out security camera footage of your accident, witness statements, medical records, police reports of the incident, and more to prove your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Connecticut?
The phrase “statute of limitations” refers to the legally acceptable period of time an individual has to take legal action against another person. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, you will have two years from the date of your action to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner. Do not put off suing, for if you do, you may lose your right to the compensation you truly need for a swift recovery. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.