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Bridgeport Premises Liability Attorney

An accident on someone else’s property can negatively affect your day-to-day life and future. A slip and fall, dog attack, or other property-related accident can lead to serious injury and sometimes permanent disability. If you or a loved one were injured on another’s property or at a business, a premises liability claim might be the answer to collecting the compensation you need to move forward. The Flood Law Firm’s experienced and compassionate premises liability attorneys can bring a case against a negligent property owner in Bridgeport, Connecticut on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation with a lawyer.

Why Choose Us For Your Premises Liability Attorney?

  • We are passionate about helping victims of negligence. When negligence causes injuries, we hold people accountable and fight for justice on our clients’ behalf.
  • We are accountable and available for our clients. You can trust that we will handle every aspect of the legal process and keep the lines of communication open at all times.
  • You get access to an experienced attorney regardless of your financial situation. We provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning we never charge a fee unless we win.
  • We have significant experience handling premises liability claims throughout Connecticut.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability laws deal with the responsibility of property owners to maintain their property to prevent visitors from suffering a serious injury.  In Connecticut, property owners are required to make the premises reasonably safe for those invited onto the property.

Premises liability claims can be extremely complex, depending upon the status of the person injured.  For example, property owners owe a higher duty of care to visitors who have been giving express permission to use the property, such as guests or customers, than they do to trespassers. Typically, trespassers are owed no duty of care unless the property owner knows, or has reason to anticipate, that children will be on the property.

What Are Common Reasons for Premises Liability Claims?

Slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability accident.  However, there are many other incidents that fall under premises liability law:

  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Dog attacks
  • Staircase falls
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Violent crimes
  • Inadequate security
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Structural collapses
  • Fires or floods

Negligence in Premises Liability Cases

Not every accident that occurs on another’s property leads to a premises liability claim.   For a claim to be valid, the injured party must prove that their injury was a result of negligence on the part of the property owner.  Establishing negligence requires proving four main elements:

  1. Duty of care. You or your premises liability lawyer must prove that the defendant – typically a property owner – owed you a duty of care at the time of your injury. An owner’s duties of care include inspecting the property for defects, repairing known hazards, and warning visitors of potential risks.
  2. Breach of duty. A breach of duty in premises liability cases refers to the failure to maintain the property in a safe manner.  In Connecticut, it must also be proven that the property owner was aware of the condition and had adequate time to fix it, but failed to do so.
  3. Causation. Your lawyer must prove, using evidence, a connection between the property owner’s failure to meet the standard of care and your injuries. The defendant’s negligence must be the proximate, or legal, cause of your damages for you to qualify for compensation.
  4. Damages. The property owner’s negligence must have given you compensable damages. Damages refer to injuries or other losses. These include lost wages, property damages, pain and suffering, personal injuries, medical bills, legal fees, and more.

It is generally in a client’s best interest to hire an attorney for a premises liability case in Bridgeport. Only an attorney will have the experience, resources, and knowledge to build as strong of a case as possible. A lawyer can take care of all of the red tape for you, such as investigating the cause of your accident, gathering evidence of a property owner’s negligence, connecting you to the right doctors, and filing a claim to damages before Connecticut’s deadline.

Your premises liability lawyer can negotiate with an insurance company to demand fair and full compensation for your injuries and losses. If they refuse to treat you fairly, your attorney can take them to trial and secure just compensation through a jury verdict.

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property,  the premises liability lawyers at The Flood Law Firm can help. We have experience representing in a wide range of personal injury cases, including premises liability. We know how to build cases against negligent property owners and how to deal with homeowners insurance. Find out how we can help you recover, no matter what an insurance company says.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Attorney?

At The Flood Law Firm, we know how financially devastating a premises accident can be.  Medical bills, lost wages, and other direct and indirect costs from the injury can mount quickly.  That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis. You won’t pay for our attorney’s fees out of pocket, ever – win or lose. If we win your case, you’ll pay us no more than 33.33% of the award won. This percentage could be less depending on your case. If we don’t secure financial compensation for you, we won’t charge you. There is no catch and no hidden fees, guaranteed.

Contact Our Bridgeport Premises Liability Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has a serious injury from a premises-related accident in Bridgeport, Connecticut, find out how we can help. The lawyers at The Flood Law Firm can bring a case on your behalf against a property owner for negligently causing your injuries, as well as go to bat for you during insurance claim negotiations. Discuss your case in more detail for free today. Call (877) 987-9LAW or contact us online to schedule a free consultation in Bridgeport with a premises liability attorney.