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Slip-And-Fall Accidents Archives

Should you document the scene of a slip-and-fall accident?

Like most Connecticut residents, you may be familiar with the advice to document the scene of a car accident that you were involved in, so law enforcement and insurance companies can determine who was responsible and begin the process of compensating you. However, you may be unclear on the steps to take if you are injured in an accident that did not involve motor vehicles, particularly in a slip-and-fall case.

Icy sidewalks and the ongoing storm doctrine

No one has to tell Connecticut residents of the hazards that ice and snow present to roads, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and outdoor stairs. Often they spend half of each year digging out from snow and/or ice storms and gingerly making their way down sidewalks and across streets and parking lots to get to wherever they need to go.

What you should know before filing a slip-and-fall lawsuit

Connecticut residents who have been injured as the result of a slip-and-fall accident often wish to sue the person they believe is responsible for their injury. FindLaw notes that these lawsuits where someone has slipped, tripped or fallen while on someone else’s property are considered to be a type of premises liability civil suit. Generally, the property owner or the person responsible for the property’s maintenance and upkeep is the person named as defendant.

What does premises liability mean for Connecticut business owners?

With the weekend forecast including a major winter storm, this is a good time for Connecticut business owners to review the implications of premises liability. Forbes reminds tenants and owners alike that responsibility for the safety of your staff and your clients rests with you alone. 

Injuries incurred during holiday shopping

As you finish your holiday shopping in Connecticut, you usually do not expect to incur an injury. You may sometimes be wounded in a store, though, if you slip and fall. We at Loughlin and Fitzgerald, Attorneys at Law, understand it is important for you to know what to do if this happens.

Tips to avoid becoming a fall statistic this winter

When winter sets in and snow and ice become a daily reality for Connecticut residents, you probably fall into one of two categories – you either love the winter wonderland, or you are annoyed by the inconvenience of dealing with the wet, slippery cold. Whether you enjoy or cannot stand winter, you are as likely as anyone this season to slip and fall in the ice or snow. At Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., we want to help you avoid an injury that could land you in the emergency room.

How do you identify a brain injury after a slip-and-fall?

When you experience a slip-and-fall accident in Connecticut, you may sometimes have serious injuries. A previous blog discussed the different kinds of wounds you might incur. This week's blog will focus on traumatic brain injuries.

How can restaurants prevent slip-and-fall accidents?

Slip-and-fall accidents can occur in many public places, and while you work hard to ensure that your Connecticut restaurant is safe, accidents can still happen. These incidents can easily be prevented, though, and it is important for you and your wait staff to understand how to keep customers from slipping.

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