Connecticut property owners or operators, with a few exceptions, are responsible for providing safe premises for visitors, renters, and customers. A failure to maintain a safe property for others can result in serious slip and fall accidents, cause serious injury and long-lasting chronic pain. If you have had a slip and fall accident as a result of dangerous property conditions, contact us at Moore Kuehn to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Pursuing a slip and fall accident claim, which falls under the legal theory of premise liability, can be complicated depending on the circumstances. In Connecticut, the courts will consider the comparative negligence of each party depending on the proportionate share of how much their negligence contributed to the personal injury and damage.
There are other things to consider, such as if an ongoing storm contributed to the dangerous condition on the property, whether trespassing was involved, who was controlling or legally in possession of the property, and if there were warning signs posted regarding the hazardous conditions. These circumstances may reduce the property owner or operators’ liability in the cause of the accident.
Retaining an experienced attorney at Moore Kuehn to help you navigate such legal nuances can save you significant stress and worry so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. This type of claim must be filed with the court within two years of the incident. It is imperative that you contact an attorney as early as possible after the incident.
Slip and fall accidents can sometimes lead to serious injuries, which can have far-reaching consequences on your life and wellbeing. If you have been in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, make sure to document the details of the accident, when and where it happened, and how it occurred. Some common conditions that result in slip and fall accidents in Connecticut are:
Elevated falls and same-level falls are the two basic types of falls that can cause injuries. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year due to a fall injury. The CDC also reports that about 20% of all falls result in a serious injury. The following are some common injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident:
Slip and fall injuries are, for the most part, completely preventable if public and private properties are maintained for the safety of visitors, employees, and others. If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident in Connecticut due to the negligence of the property owner or operator, call the experienced attorneys at Moore Kuehn for a confidential case evaluation at no cost to you.