Any person that owns a piece of property throughout Connecticut has the responsibility of making sure that their property is safe for anyone who may step foot on it. The last thing anyone wants to have to deal with is a personal injury case because someone was injured on their property. It is important that when you notice something that could potentially be hazardous on your property to fix it as soon as possible.
Some common accidents that occur on another person’s private property can include a slip and fall on an icy driveway, a fall down the stairs because of a loose step, a trip over lawn decorations, dog bites, and more. There are a number of other accidents that are more commonly seen on municipal properties, such as slip and falls in grocery stores, a slip because of an icy parking lot, workplace accidents, and more.
When a person becomes injured on your property, you will likely be held liable for the accident. Some ways that you can be sure to keep your property safe are to routinely check that your stairways are safe, that your driveway, stairs, and walkways are salted and clear of snow during winter months, and that there is nothing any potential guests can trip over.
If you have questions about premises liability in Connecticut, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with assistance.