Slip and Fall Injuries and Damages
Slip and fall accidents are among the leading causes of personal injuries nationwide. While businesses and property owners have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe conditions, they often breach this duty, and as a result, visitors fall. Such falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries, such as broken bones, sprains and strains, spine injuries, concussions, brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and more.
Slip and fall victims often have the right to seek damages from the party responsible for their falls. Such damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and future estimated losses.
If you have sustained injuries in a New London slip and fall incident, the personal injury lawyers at Polito & Harrington, LLC, may be able to assist you with your case and help you to obtain the monetary compensation you need and deserve.
Potential Defendants in Connecticut Slip and Fall Cases
Many premises liability cases have more than one defendant who may be held liable for your injuries and losses. Potential defendants in a New London slip and fall case may include a property owner, corporation, rental company, homeowners’ association, property management company, or a governmental entity such as a city, county, or local government.
In the case of governments, it is important to note that different notice periods and statutory deadlines often apply. Therefore, you should have an experienced lawyer on your side who can file the necessary documentation in your case.
Proving Fault in Connecticut Slip and Fall Cases
A premises owner or occupier generally owes a duty of care to all visitors on the property. A business invitee, such as a store customer, who is on the premises for the purpose of benefiting the premises owner, is typically owed the highest duty of care. In most cases, the property owner owes a duty of care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition and to warn of any known dangerous conditions or latent defects.
For an injured plaintiff to recover damages, the premises owner must violate—or breach—the applicable duty of care, such as by failing to make repairs, clean the premises, or perform routine maintenance work in a timely manner. The injured plaintiff must also show that the premises owner’s breach of the applicable duty of care resulted in certain injuries and damages. An injured plaintiff may receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and permanent damage.
Contact a New London Slip and Fall Personal Injury Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a New London slip and fall personal injury lawyer, please call us at (860) 447-3300 or contact us online today.