Property Owners Have A Duty To Your Safety
If you are harmed on someone else’s property because of an unseen danger, the owner may be liable for your injuries. Under the law of premises liability, you can recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and any lasting impairment.
Not every slip-and-fall accident is an actionable claim, but it costs you nothing to find out. The personal injury lawyers of De Lucia & Levine, LLC, can determine if you have the basis for a premises liability lawsuit. To arrange a free consultation and case evaluation, call our Bridgeport law office today.
Experienced Representation For A Premises Liability Accident
You can sue for damages if you were injured on residential or commercial property because of the negligence of the owner or manager. Common premises liability scenarios include:
- Slipping on a wet or waxed floor
- Tripping hazards (torn rug, uneven sidewalk)
- Broken step, missing handrail or poorly lit stairwell
- Failure to remove ice or snow from walkways
- An assault resulting from lax security or broken locks
- Dog bite injuries (on or off the pet owner’s premises)
Falling accidents can cause bone fractures, head trauma, back injuries and injuries to joints. We work to ensure you are fully compensated for your personal suffering and financial losses.
Establishing The Property Owner’s Liability
Slip-and-falls and premises liability claims must show a lasting injury (not merely hurt pride) and that the owner/manager knew of the hazard or should have known through regular maintenance and inspection. Connecticut is a comparative negligence state. This means your compensation could be reduced if you were partly at fault, such as walking while texting. Our experienced lawyers work to show that the property owner was primarily at fault by failing to correct a safety hazard or warn people.
Call Us Today For Swift Action
We have brought action against apartment landlords, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores and other businesses throughout Fairfield County, as well as claims against homeowners. Contact us as soon as possible so we can preserve important evidence.