Premises liability refers to a property owners responsibly for injuries that occur on their property. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, dog attack, swimming pool accident, criminal attack, or another premises-related incident in Hartford, the owner or possessor of that property may owe you compensation.
Contact The Flood Law Firm to speak to an Hartford premises liability attorney about your case. Call (877) 987-9LAW today for a free consultation near you.
A premises liability claim can hold the owner or possessor of a property responsible if they were negligent in maintaining a safe and secure premises for guests and visitors. It alleges that because of the property owner’s negligence, someone got hurt. A premises liability case seeks financial compensation as a remedy to make the injured party whole again. In Connecticut, you must prove that the property owner was negligent and his or her negligence led to you injury. Negligence typically involves four basic elements:
The property owner had a duty of care to maintain a safe premises for the visitor. You must show that you were an invitee or licensee (lawfully on the property) at the time of your accident. In Connecticut, property owners do not owe this duty to trespassers, unless they are under the age of 18.
The property owner did not fulfill the duty of care owed to you. If the property owner was aware of a dangerous condition, but did not fix or remedy it in a reasonable amount of time, they may have breached their duty. This may also be the case if they failed to notice an obvious defect or dangerous condition. A breach of duty may also include intentional or reckless acts.
The property owner’s breach of their legal duty of care caused your injuries. You or your premises liability lawyer must establish a direct connection between the property owner’s negligence and your injuries or losses to be eligible for compensation.
You have specific losses because of the property owner’s negligence. Finally, your lawyer must establish that you have compensable losses. A lawyer can do this using evidence such as pay stubs, medical bills, expert testimony, among others.
Our premises liability lawyers have experience in all types of property-related accidents and injuries in Hartford. We also take cases in Danbury, Waterbury, Bridgeport and the surrounding areas. Call (877) 987-9LAW at your earliest convenience to speak to a lawyer about your premises liability accident.