Individuals who have sustained injuries in a stairwell accident may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a successful personal injury claim. To learn more about stairwell accidents and the steps you should take following a stairwell accident, continue reading.
What are the most common causes of stairwell accidents?
The following factors contribute to stairwell accidents most commonly:
- Poor lighting in the stairwell
- Inadequate security
- Missing steps
- Uneven spacing between steps
- Loose railings
- Damaged steps
What steps should I take after being injured in a stairwell accident?
Consider taking the following steps after you have been injured in a stairwell accident:
- Call 911. The police will bring an ambulance to the scene to treat your injuries. They will also conduct a police report to document the accident.
- While you wait for the ambulance to arrive, if you can, take photos and videos of the scene including any hazards that played a role in your accident.
- Take photos of your injuries as well.
- If there were any individuals who witnesses your accident occur, collect their contact information including their name, email address, and phone number.
- Once the ambulance arrives, seek medical treatment immediately.
- Collect all related medical documentation. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
- Retain the services of a skilled personal injury lawyer who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Your attorney may also be able to collect further evidence to support your claim such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Connecticut?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in Connecticut. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your claim. The sooner you are able to file your claim, the better. This is because failure to file your claim within two years may result in you being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To learn more about this process and to get started today, give our experienced personal injury firm a call.
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