Falls are a common occurrence throughout Hartford and the rest of Connecticut, particularly during the winter. Many people slip and fall on snow and ice on sidewalks, and at any time of year, you can slip and fall on wet walkways, floors, and other surfaces in stores and restaurants. You can also trip and fall over an object in your path, whether on a sidewalk or inside a store. Although relatively common, slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries to victims that can require extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
While some people think a fall is their fault, Connecticut law requires property owners, store owners, and landowners to keep walkways, sidewalks, and other common areas safe for pedestrian traffic. If a negligent property owner fails to maintain their property and you slip, trip, and fall, you could hold the property owner accountable for your injuries and obtain the compensation you need.
However, proving a property owner’s liability for your slip and fall injuries and getting compensation involves a complex process that requires the knowledge and skills of an experienced attorney.
The Hartford slip and fall accident lawyers at The Flood Law Firm LLC have decades of combined experience helping clients across Connecticut with their complex slip and fall injury claims and other legal issues. We will review your case, advise you of your options, and fight to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
In 2012, brothers Brian and Chris Flood founded our law firm with a mission to deliver the highest level of representation to injured clients throughout Connecticut. Since that time, we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we have received numerous top reviews and powerful testimonials from people we have had the pleasure to serve.
Other aspects to consider when deciding to work with us:
Our fierce and tenacious litigators often settle cases for more money because insurance companies know our reputation in the courtroom. We have extensive resources that enable us to take on the largest insurance companies with a high rate of success.
Additionally, we offer free consultations, and our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You won’t pay us anything upfront to review your case and represent you, and we only accept a fee if we recover compensation for you.
As you recover from your serious slip and fall injuries, the last thing you need is to worry about how you will pay for your medical bills and cover your lost wages. You also don’t need the added stress of dealing with insurance companies to get the money you need.
The lawyers at The Flood Law Firm LLC are here for you to help you get everything you need to cover all your expenses and losses. We will handle all aspects of your Hartford slip and fall injury claim so you can focus on getting better. Contact today for a free review of your case.
Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anywhere throughout Hartford, and some of the most common causes include:
When property owners or managers negligently maintain their property, such as by failing to clean up spills or address hazards in a timely manner, people can slip or trip and fall and sustain serious injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 800,000 people across the U.S. sustain serious injuries in slip and fall accidents that require hospitalization.
Some common serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment include:
On average, more than 95 percent of hip injuries result from falls, particularly if the victim falls sideways, and elderly adults are more prone to falling and suffering hip fractures. Falls are also a major cause of head and traumatic brain injuries as well as broken arms and legs. Falls from heights, such as from ladders or scaffolding, are also common and can result in severe, life-threatening injuries.
No matter the reason for your fall, you shouldn’t have to bear the costs of treatment if the accident resulted from a property owner’s negligence. To find out if you can hold the property owner liable for your slip and fall accident injuries, consult an experienced premises liability attorney in Hartford immediately.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere in Hartford, but here are some areas where they are more likely to occur:
All commercial and residential property owners in Hartford must keep their premises safe for pedestrians. If property owners can’t clean up a hazard right away or mitigate the danger that would cause a person to slip, trip, or fall, they should place signs or barriers around the area to warn pedestrians of the danger. If a property owner fails to either clear the hazard or place warning signs, they could bear liability for any injuries others sustain while on the property.
Connecticut law rarely holds property owners liable for injuries a trespasser sustains on their premises since the property owner likely does not know about the trespasser’s presence. Property owners do not owe a trespasser a duty of care to keep their premises safe or warn the trespasser of any hazards or dangerous conditions on the property. However, a property owner may not lay traps or intentionally harm a trespasser, and when they discover the trespasser’s presence, the owner must take reasonable measures to ensure the person’s safety while on the property.
This legal principle applies only to adult trespassers. Property owners may bear liability for injuries to children on their property, whether the child trespassed or not.
To prove negligence in a slip and fall accident in Connecticut, you generally need to establish:
To prove negligence, you need a lawyer who can gather evidence to support your claim, including:
Consult our experienced personal injury attorneys in Hartford to discuss your case and develop a strategy for proving negligence and obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.
The types of compensation you can recover for your slip and fall injuries and how much you can get will depend on the severity of your injuries, the nature of the accident, and other factors.
Some of the most common compensation that you may recover include:
You deserve to get everything you need to cover all aspects of your injury and the impact it has on your life and will continue to have on your future. An experienced Hartford slip and fall attorney at The Flood Law Firm can determine the types and amounts of compensation you can pursue and work diligently to help you get the maximum financial recovery possible.
To obtain compensation for your slip and fall injuries in Hartford:
Connecticut allows you only two years after your injury to file a lawsuit in civil court. If you miss the deadline, you will have no legal recourse to obtain compensation. Therefore, you need to work with an attorney right away to prepare your claim and start building as strong a case as possible.
If you suffered serious injuries from a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you can turn to the Hartford personal injury attorney at The Flood Law Firm for help. We will review your case for free and advise you of your rights and options for obtaining the compensation you need.
Contact us online to request a free consultation. We are committed to helping you get the maximum recovery possible.