If you are taking your children trick-or-treating this year, you are most likely looking forward to the lights, the good-natured scares, and the cheerful memories to be made. However, if you or your child is injured, the night will quickly take a turn for the worst. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
Are homeowners responsible for others’ safety?
On a night like Halloween, where homeowners know children will be coming and going for hours on end, they are indeed responsible for their safety. That is why homeowners must ensure they clear their walkways and yards of any potential safety hazards, sufficiently light their driveways, steps, and porches, and take any other reasonable, necessary safety precaution that applies to their individual home.
Can I sue someone if my child was injured on their property?
In short, yes, you are allowed to sue property owners in the state of Connecticut for injuries. However, this is not always easy. You see, insurance companies oftentimes care more about the bottom line than they do your well-being, and may deny you compensation, even if you truly need it. That is why you need a compassionate attorney who does care, and will fight to prove that you were indeed seriously injured due to another party’s negligence. Fortunately for you, our firm has experience fighting, and winning premises liability claims.
What can an attorney do to help?
When you hire an experienced attorney, you hire someone who is both trained and battle-tested in collecting, analyzing, and presenting evidence to prove personal injury claims. For instance, when you request our services, our team will work to obtain surveillance footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents, police reports of the incident, eyewitness statements, and any other types of evidence needed to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Connecticut?
When you are injured, you have a certain amount of time to file a claim against the negligent party. This is known as the statute of limitations. Each state has a different statute, however, in Connecticut, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. The sooner you file, the better. If you wait too long and do not file within two years, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started.
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.