How to Recover Compensation After a Sidewalk Accident in Connecticut

Most people are generally not worried about walking down the street. However, in certain scenarios, sidewalks can actually become very dangerous places to be, and people are often severely injured when involved in sidewalk accidents. If you have been injured and are now seeking financial compensation, please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about what we can do for you.

What are the most common causes of sidewalk accidents?

Sidewalk accidents can be caused by a number of different factors, especially with the cold winter season quickly approaching. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents can include loose debris, standing water, potholes or uneven surfaces, or even poor weather-related conditions, such as snow or ice.

Who is responsible for a sidewalk accident in Connecticut?

Sidewalk accidents in Connecticut are a bit different than in other states. Oftentimes, private property owners are liable for sidewalk accidents if a municipality has taken formal action to assign liability. However, in other cases, when a municipality has not taken formal action to assign a private or commercial property liability, the government will be held responsible for any injuries you have sustained. However, this varies from city to city, so you must always hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of personal injury claims in Connecticut.

To prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, an attorney will work to recover valuable evidence, including pictures or videos of the accident or the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, witness statements verifying your claim, or medical documents that detail the extent and origin of the injuries you have sustained.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Connecticut?

The phrase “statute of limitations,” simply put, means that individuals in Connecticut have a certain amount of time to take legal action against another party. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Connecticut is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be denied your right to sue, no matter how badly you truly need the compensation. The sooner you file, the better. Do not wait. We are here to help.

Contact our experienced Connecticut firm

Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.

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