Connecticut winters are cold, and as a result, you are bound to see some snow and ice. But, with snow and ice comes the potential to slip and fall. Snow and ice accidents can cause serious injuries, so it is important to know what to do in the event of an injury. Read on to learn more.
Who is Responsible for a Snow & Ice Accident?
In Connecticut, property owners are legally responsible for maintaining their properties and keeping them safe. This means that if a property owner fails to maintain a safe property, they may be held responsible for any accident that occurs on the premises. This applies to homes, businesses, stores, and municipal buildings. Connecticut property owners will have a certain amount of time after a snow or rainfall event to clean their properties of ice and snow. If they fail to clean their property within this time, they may be considered negligent and held responsible for your injury. This window of time differs by municipality, so if you are unsure whether your injury occurred outside this window, contact our blog for more information.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
If you wish to pursue legal action for your accident, you will have to ensure that you file your personal injury claim on time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. Generally, in the state of Connecticut, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file within this time frame, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip & fall this winter, reach out to a skilled Connecticut personal injury attorney.
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