A slip and fall may sound like it would be a minor accident, but depending on the circumstances, they can be quite serious or even deadly. When an injury from a slip and fall occurs on someone else’s property, the owner may be liable for damages if failed in their duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. Contact Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. today if you believe you may have a premises liability claim and have your case evaluated for free.
Why Choose Our New Haven Slip and Fall Lawyer?
We have over a century of combined legal experience negotiating slip and fall injury cases.
We understand what it takes to get our clients’ maximum compensation for the losses they have suffered.
Only when we achieve a favorable result, will we get paid.
Different Types of Slip-and-Fall Accidents in New Haven
The potential ways for a slip and fall accident can occur is too extensive to list, but here are common culprits for injury claims:
Wet or moist floors
Torn or ragged carpeting
Old or narrow stairs
Surface defects, such as potholes
Adverse weather conditions, such as snow or heavy rain
In some cases, there may be multiple factors leading to the injury accident, or in contrast, an unidentifiable cause. As with many personal injury cases, a slip and fall injury can happen in any number of locations, including both public and private spaces, along with the workplace.
How to Prove a Slip and Fall Injury Case?
A slip and fall injury fall under premises liability claims when they occur on another person’s property. These types of cases are built on photographs, witness testimony, and other proof that a dangerous condition existed. The danger might be obvious, and at other times not. A detailed look at the timeline of events may help, witness testimony, as well as any security footage that may have captured the incident. Safety or engineering experts can also be consulted to assist in proving a dangerous condition was present.
Why Hire a New Haven Slip and Fall Lawyer?
Choosing not to hire an attorney creates an uphill battle when attempting to obtain compensation for slip and fall injuries. Getting a property owner to compensate you will require knowledge of Connecticut laws related to premises liability, proper collection of evidence, and negotiation skills. The owner of the premises will likely claim that you were responsible for your injury. Under the state’s rule of modified comparative negligence, you only have to be 50 percent at-fault to be barred from recovering compensation. With legal help, you will ensure that your right to financial recovery is not taken away. Additionally, an attorney can help you calculate the approximate total value of your claim, including future costs for care. This will give you a clear idea of the amount of damages you are entitled to, that way you won’t be tempted to settle for a low offer that would only cover your immediate costs.