You likely know how frightening it can be to lose your balance. Unfortunately, this is a rather common occurrence in the winter. Because of all the snow and ice, the ground is often slippery and serious accidents can occur. Read on for more information regarding snow & ice accidents and who is responsible for an injury in Connecticut.
Who is Responsible for a Snow & Ice Injury?
In Connecticut, property owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe. This applies to homes, stores, businesses, and municipal buildings. There is a deadline by which property owners must clean their properties after a rain or snowfall event. So, if a property owner fails to clean his or her property within this timeframe, he may be responsible for any injuries that occur on the premises. This window of time differs by municipality, so contact our firm to determine whether your injury occurred within this grace period.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover compensation, you must prove that this negligence occurred. To do so, there are some important steps to take.
- Seek medical attention. You should go to the hospital in order to make sure your injuries are tended to while simultaneously documenting the origin and extent of your injuries. Make sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
- Take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Documenting the hazardous conditions that caused your accident is one of the most important things you can do.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
If you are recovering from a serious injury, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind. But, it is important that you do not wait too long. This is because there is a deadline you must meet when it comes to filing your claim. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years. This means that if you fail to file within two years of your accident, you may lose your opportunity to recover compensation. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact a skilled personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a snow & ice accident in Connecticut, contact our firm today to speak with an experienced attorney.
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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.