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When someone owns a building or tract of land, that person becomes legally responsible for the safety, upkeep and maintenance of the property. As the person in charge of maintenance, liability for any preventable accidents and injuries that take place will go to the owner. If you were a visitor who suffered an injury due to an owner’s failure to maintain a reasonably safe property, premises liability laws in Connecticut may entitle you to compensation. Contact the Wallingford lawyers at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. right away to discuss the details of your case for free.
It is not easy to go up against a property owner in Wallingford alone as an individual. The defendant’s business or homeowners insurance company will have years of experience combatting claims, refuting liability and downplaying client injuries. The best way to even the playing field is by hiring an attorney. A premises liability lawyer in Wallingford will have the skill and experience to negotiate with the defendant while ensuring the protection of your rights. Your lawyer can handle the legal parts of your case while you focus on getting better.
Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility a property owner has over his or her premises. Owning land comes with certain legal responsibilities to visitors. Invitees, for example, are people the owner invites onto the property, such as customers at a business. A property owner must take care to prevent injuries to invitees by inspecting the land, repairing hazards and warning visitors of potential risks. A property owner’s negligent failure to fulfill his or her duties of care could lead to many different accidents.
Bringing the owner to court and proving he or she breached a duty of care, causing the injuries in question, may require help from a lawyer. Your Wallingford personal injury attorney from Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. could help you prove liability and obtain fair compensation for your damages. A successful damage award could include payments for medical expenses, property damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Your ability to collect compensation from the property owner’s insurance company can hinge on the steps you take immediately following a premises liability accident. First, report your slip and fall or another accident type to the authorities, such as the manager of a store. Then, take detailed photographs of the scene where your accident occurred. Pictures of the property defect can provide strong evidence during a premises liability claim. Next, go to a hospital for medical care. Once you are on the mend, contact our lawyers for a discussion about your rights and options before calling an insurance company. We can prepare you for the claims process ahead.
A premises liability accident could lead to head injuries, brain injuries, back injuries, chronic pain, broken bones, lacerations and many other serious personal injuries. The Wallingford premises liability lawyers at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. are passionate about helping the injured in our community. Find out how we may be able to help you achieve fair compensation for your injuries today. Call (203) 265-2035 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.