Hartford Connecticut Slip and Fall Attorneys
Dedicated Representation for Premises Liability Cases
Did you know that property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors? That means they are responsible for hazards such as broken steps, ice in their parking lot or broken railings. Property owners, lessees or property managers must attend to these hazards. If they do not, they could be liable in the event that a visitor suffers an injury. However, these irresponsible property owners may try to shirk this duty.
In these situations, having the help of a Hartford slip and fall attorney is important. Business and property owners may try to minimize your injuries to avoid paying what you deserve. But we have the experience to counter these tactics. The attorneys at Walsh Woodard LLC provide dedicated service to those in need.
What Conditions Can Lead to a Slip and Fall Accident?
Unreasonably dangerous conditions in a store, restaurant, on stairs or in a walkway can all lead to severe injuries. Even homeowners have a responsibility to address these conditions. Such hazards may include, but are not limited to:
- Uneven pavement
- Loose brickwork
- Slippery tiles
- Open or missing manhole covers
- Wet floors
- Dry rotted stairs or decking
- Dark hallways, stairwells or passages
These are just a few conditions that property owners must attend to keep guests safe. And if a property owner fails to either fix or warn guests about a hazard, he or she could be liable for resulting injuries.
What Are Common Slip and Fall Injuries?
Though some individuals or businesses may try to minimize what can happen as a result of slip and falls, the statistics do not lie. One in five falls result in a severe injury according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Common injuries from falls include:
- Broken bones in the wrist, arm, ankle and hip
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These injuries have the potential to have lifelong effects. They may require recurring or constant medical treatment, or they could prevent you from working. In some instances, an injury from a fall may even result in death.
Getting prompt medical treatment should be your first priority after any slip, trip or fall incident. Your second priority should be hiring an attorney.
Why Do I Need a Slip and Fall Injury Attorney?
Hiring an experienced premises liability attorney for your trip and fall case is critical. Here in Connecticut, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. If the responsible party is a government entity, that time could be as short as 90 days.
Another issue you could face when trying to file a claim is determining who is responsible for your injury. If you file a claim against the wrong party, you could miss critical deadlines. This could prevent you from pursuing compensation against the correct responsible parties.
Do not risk the compensation that you deserve by going it alone.
Have More Questions? Call Our Connecticut Slip and Fall Attorneys Today
Fall injuries are often caused by a defect on another person’s property. Whether from not properly clearing snow or ice, or by failing to post a sign, the resulting trip or slip can have severe consequences. The injured party must prove that the property owner was negligent, which can often be hard. That’s why these cases require careful investigation. Having an attorney involved at the early stages can help ensure that important evidence is well documented and preserved. Rely on a law firm that knows Connecticut premises liability law.
At Walsh Woodard LLC, we have the know-how and resources to help your case. We have brought slip and fall case actions against many parties including:
- Condominium complexes
- Retail stores
- Commercial real estate owners
Our investigator can help secure the material and photographic evidence you need to present the best case.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like us to investigate a matter of this type. You may also reach us at (860) 785-2011.