Holding Negligent Property Owners Financially Accountable
Thanks to Connecticut’s strong personal injury laws, you probably don’t worry about getting hurt when you step foot on public, municipal or private property. Property owners are aware that they are responsible for keeping their premises safe from hazards or notifying visitors that dangerous conditions do exist. If they neglect this duty, injury victims can hold them financially accountable.
Unfortunately, property owners often shirk their duty because it can be expensive to fix slip-and-fall and/or trip-and-fall hazards. When they put their profits over your safety, you can depend on our team at Mancini Law to act swiftly and protect your rights aggressively. Our attorneys are known throughout Connecticut for their tireless commitment to their clients and strategic legal approach.
Injured in a slip-and-fall or other preventable accident on dangerous property? Call 860-325-7347 to reach our Watertown office and schedule your free consultation. We help people throughout Connecticut.
Why Do Slip-And-Fall Accidents Cause Serious Injuries?
Falling can lead to head injuries/traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, back injuries and joint injuries. Wrist injuries are also very common in slip- or trip-and-fall accidents. You can break your wrist and arm by falling forwards (Colles fracture) or backwards (scaphoid fracture) on an outstretched hand. These fractures may require surgery to repair.
Conditions that often lead to slip-and-fall injuries include:
- Liquid or slick substances on floors
- Snow and ice
- Poor lighting
- Clutter on the floor
- Broken steps or stairs
- Lack of handrail on stairs
- Broken or cracked pavement
If you slip or trip and fall, you can file a personal injury claim, but you will need a lawyer to recover the compensation you need.
Meeting Conditions For A Strong Premises Liability Claim
Premises liability claims can be expensive to settle because injuries caused by a slip or fall are often severe and long-lasting. For this reason, insurance companies and businesses that are responsible for paying out these claims will go to extreme lengths to fight these claims.
In addition to this fierce opposition, it can be difficult to establish a strong claim without significant legal experience. The claim needs to show that:
- The property owner was negligent to allow the condition to develop or persist
- There were not adequate warnings of the condition (no signs, etc.)
- The hazard remained for an “unreasonable” time
- The injuries suffered are serious
This is a complex area of personal injury law and needs to be handled well to get results. Our attorneys know what it takes to create a compelling case in court or in negotiations. If you were wrongfully injured, our attorneys will do everything in their power to get you the medical attention you need, secure persuasive evidence and pursue the maximum compensation that you are entitled to receive.
Take The First Step Toward Protecting Your Rights
If you have been hurt on dangerous property, take steps to protect your claim. Get medical care, document your injuries and connect with our firm. You can reach a knowledgeable lawyer easily through our online form or by dialing 860-325-7347. Se habla español.