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Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers in New Haven
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Trips on slippery surfaces and uneven pavement are a natural part of life. Sometimes, though, these accidents aren’t just accidents, but are caused by the negligence of another party – few people attempt to investigate their accidents further. While not all accidents on property are someone’s fault, our New Haven slip and fall accident attorneys have handled enough premises liability claims to know that many are the result of carelessness on the part of property owners.
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property or buildings safe for guests and visitors – when they violate this responsibility, they must be held accountable for the harm they’ve caused. You can trust Action Law Group to advocate for your needs. With more than two decades of experience, we have the knowledge and resources that are needed to successfully handle your claim and ensure at-fault parties don’t put anyone else in harm’s way again.
Call (203) 439-3143 if you’ve been injured on someone’s property, such as in a parking lot or in a building. Our team can assess your situation and help you understand your options. You can also fill out our online form.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a type of personal injury case that is filed when an injury is caused by a defective or unsafe condition on someone’s property – in these cases, property owners are almost always cited as the at-fault party. Accidents can happen anywhere, from in office environments to swimming pools and amusement parks.
In order to have a successful premises liability case, the victim must show that the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property. Common premises liability cases can include dog bites, fires, elevator and escalator accidents, and snow and ice accidents, but perhaps the most common cases are slip and fall accidents, which occur when some dangerous condition causes an individual to trip or slip and fall.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are relatively straightforward, which is beneficial for victims because injuries can be serious and require thousands of dollars in treatment. Broken bones are some of the most common injuries suffered in a slip and fall, though falling on your back or head can cause catastrophic injuries like paralysis and traumatic brain injuries.
Some common conditions that often lead to slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Oily floors
- Hidden or unsecured extension cords or cables
- Torn carpeting or rugs
- Defective staircases or stairs that lack proper railings
- Loose or broken floors, sidewalks, or steps
- Poor lighting that prevents people from detecting hazards
These accidents can happen anywhere, though some people may be more at risk of injuries than others. Restaurant workers, for example, have a higher risk of injury due to the presence of oily or slippery floors from dropped food or liquids and constant movement by waiters and other staff. Construction workers also frequently encounter unsafe premises conditions on worksites.
Why Should I Hire a Slip & Fall Attorney?
In order to be properly compensated for your damages, you need to prove that the property owner was negligent – proving this requires the trained eye of a legal professional. It’s important to know that not all slip and fall accidents are caused by negligence. Our lawyers have decades of experience and can easily prove that the at-fault property either caused the dangerous condition, did nothing about the condition, and/or attempted to fix the condition but did an inadequate job.
Through our advocacy, we can recover damages like medical bills, including the costs of surgeries, medications, hospital stays, ambulance rides, physical therapy, and more, as well as lost wages and pain and suffering. However, if you were injured on someone’s property and you didn’t have a legitimate reason to be on the property, you may not be able to file a claim.
Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Accidents
Another reason why you need to hire a slip and fall attorney is so that you can file your claim in a timely manner. In the state of Connecticut, victims have two years from the date of injury to file a claim and have a chance at securing compensation. Though two years may seem like a long time, it can go by quickly if you’re not careful. We know what paperwork needs to be filed, what evidence should be gathered, and how we can protect you from insurance companies that are looking to take advantage of you.
Our New Haven slip and fall accident attorneys can help you secure the compensation you need to recover from your injuries when you call us for a free consultation at (203) 439-3143.
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