Premises Liability Attorneys in Bloomfield & Hartford, CT
Under the rule of premises liability, property owners, property managers, agents, landlords, and others in control of property have a duty to take reasonable care to maintain their property and ensure it is free from dangerous and defective conditions and safe for visitors or occupants. They must repair the premises within a reasonable time or post adequate warnings of hazardous conditions that cannot be remedied. When they fail to do so and slip-and-fall accidents result, property owners may be held liable for any injuries or harm. If you need quality legal support from a law firm with over 35 years of experience, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a free consultation today.
Types of Dangerous Property Conditions
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of brain injury in the United States, and slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents can result in particularly serious injuries for children and adults over age 65. Our seasoned and compassionate slip & fall lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of all types of slip-and-fall accidents obtain fair compensation for serious injuries caused by dangerous or defective property conditions, such as:
- Broken or uneven stairs
- Missing or broken handrails
- Wet or slippery floors
- Cracked or uneven sidewalks or pavement
- Dangerous snow or ice conditions
- Torn carpeting
- Restaurant or grocery spills
- Inadequate drainage
- Inadequate or dim lighting
- Providing precise representation for the injured
Proving a personal injury case
If you are injured on a private, commercial, or municipal property, it is important to note that you have to prove negligence. If you can prove that the property owner was responsible for the condition and knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard, you could recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Seeking medical attention will document your injuries. If you are able, collect evidence for yourself, including taking pictures with your phone and talking to witnesses. If you cannot act for yourself, contact our firm to act in your stead.
Statute of Limitations in Connecticut
If you have been seriously injured in a Connecticut premises liability accident, you should be sure to consider your legal options as you may be entitled to significant compensation. It is important to be aware that there is a deadline on how long you have to file your case. You must file your personal injury case within 2 years of the date of the accident if you were hurt by the negligence of another person who left dangerous conditions on their property. This deadline is referred to as the statute of limitations. Do not hesitate to speak with an attorney upon being injured.
Contact a CT law firm with premises liability experience
At the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, our law firm for personal injury understands the serious effects slip and fall accidents have to our clients and we are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you need. To learn more about your rights and the responsibilities of property owners after an accident, contact our firm for a free initial consultation.