Falls are a common cause of serious injury. Multiple issues can cause someone to fall to the ground, from slippery surfaces to tripping hazards in a walkway. On residential and commercial properties, these dangerous conditions may arise due to negligent care of the premises.
Unfortunately, those who slip or trip and fall on a property may assume that their clumsiness led to the accident. Such a belief may prevent victims from exploring their legal options and pursuing the compensation they deserve.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall, trip and fall, or other type of accident on a dangerous property, The Flood Law Firm can help. Please call (860) 346-2695 today for a free case review. Our slip and fall lawyers serve clients in Middletown, Danbury, Bridgeport, Waterbury, and all of Connecticut.
You are not automatically entitled to compensation if you slip and fall on someone else’s property. Rather, you must show that the fall and your injuries occurred because of negligence on the part of the property’s owner or the party that controls the premises.
The slip and fall attorneys at The Flood Law Firm can investigate on your behalf and collect evidence of liability.
The following must be true for you to have a valid slip and fall injury claim:
Generally, it is in your best interest to seek legal guidance after any injury or accident where someone else was at fault. Personal injury claims can be complicated, and an experienced lawyer can help you cut through the red tape and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Some of the ways a slip and fall attorney at The Flood Law Firm can assist you with your case include:
One of the major elements that sets the attorneys at The Flood Law Firm apart from other lawyers in the area is our willingness to take cases to trial. We have tried hundreds of cases in court, often achieving jury verdicts well in excess of pre-trial offers from the insurance companies.
Many different conditions on a property can cause someone to slip or trip and fall. Some of the most common causes of these accidents on a property include:
These and other hazards often arise through the negligence of the person or party responsible for the premises. Another common issue in slip and fall claims is a failure to warn visitors of dangerous conditions (e.g., not putting up a caution sign in front of a wet floor).
Prompt investigation is crucial after a slip and fall accident. At The Flood Law Firm, our lawyers and staff get to work immediately to ensure that evidence is preserved and your rights are protected.
The law in Connecticut provides some legal protection to the owner of a property if a dangerous condition arises due to active precipitation. Known as the “ongoing storm” doctrine, the party in control of a property is generally not required to take steps to minimize the danger posed by bad weather (especially snow and ice) until the storm is over.
Some of the most common injuries in slip and fall claims include:
Any of these injuries can require significant medical treatment and rehabilitation, affect your ability to work, and leave you with chronic pain. The financial cost associated with these injuries is often exacerbated by the negative effects on your quality and enjoyment of life.
In some cases, falls can be fatal. According to the National Safety Council, nearly 40,000 people died as a result of falls in 2019 (the most recent year of data).
The Flood Law Firm can help if your loved one was tragically killed in a slip and fall accident. Our lawyers can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your family to recover compensation for your losses.
In Connecticut, the party in possession and control of a property is liable for injuries sustained by lawful visitors in slip and fall accidents. As such, the defendant in many slip and fall claims is the owner of the premises. However, if the property is leased to another party, the tenant or occupant is generally responsible for ensuring the premises are safe for visitors.
This scenario may arise in accidents on both residential and commercial properties. For example:
Filing your claim against the correct defendant is crucial for successfully recovering compensation. Slip and fall lawyers at The Flood Law Firm will investigate thoroughly to determine who is at fault for your injuries.
The compensation that may be recovered after a slip and fall accident will depend on factors such as the severity of your injuries and the extent of damages you sustain. If you suffered injury in a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for the following losses:
Many law firms only focus on high-dollar catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. At The Flood Law Firm, we believe this approach unfairly denies many injured people access to quality legal representation.
Our team handles all types of slip and fall claims. We combine the skill and experience of a trial law firm with the dedication to personal service and community focus you expect from a local attorney’s office in your neighborhood. Together, these traits enable us to handle cases of differing seriousness and complexity while maintaining a high rate of success.
Ultimately, the value of your slip and fall case is subject to too many unique factors for an “average” settlement to apply. You should focus on recovering compensation for your losses, not the results others have attained.
Attorneys at The Flood Law Firm can evaluate your slip and fall claim and advise you how much you may be due in compensation. Then we pursue recovery of damages, whether through a fair settlement or taking your case to trial.
As with other types of personal injuries, slip and fall claims must be brought within two years of the accident. The same statute of limitations applies in cases of wrongful death that arise from a slip and fall or trip and fall.
Recovery from serious injuries or the death of a loved one can be all-consuming. Given the limited time you have to file a claim after a slip and fall, it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible to get started on your claim.
At The Flood Law Firm, we know that time is of the essence. We also know the stakes in your case. Our lawyers draw upon extensive experience handling premises liability claims and an aggressive approach to advocacy to take immediate steps toward building a strong case on your behalf.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, the first step you should take is to seek medical attention. You should go to a doctor or the emergency room as soon as possible, or call 911 if your injuries are serious.
Medical professionals will perform tests to evaluate your injuries and provide care recommendations. It is important to comply with your doctors’ orders concerning treatment and rehabilitation.
Although receiving medical attention after a slip and fall is crucial, there are steps you can take while you are on the property if you don’t believe your injuries require immediate medical attention:
You should also contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Our slip and fall lawyers can protect your rights, investigate on your behalf, and represent you in negotiations with the property owner or occupant and/or the insurance company.
Many slip and fall accidents occur due to temporary conditions. Slippery floors dry quickly, dangerous objects can be removed, and damaged walkways can be repaired. Because the danger on the property is often so short-lived, it is crucial to document the condition that caused your slip and fall as soon as possible.
Without evidence of negligence on the part of the property owner or occupant, you will be unable to recover compensation for your slip and fall injuries and damages. Attorneys and staff at The Flood Law Firm act quickly to secure documentary evidence, eyewitness testimony, and more to build your claim. We also investigate prior accidents on the property.
If someone else was previously injured by the same issue that caused your slip and fall, we can argue that the liable party knew about the danger and failed to take corrective action or warn visitors. Such a failure represents negligence, proof of which increases the likelihood of a favorable result in your claim.
Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence. Even when a fall results in serious injury, many victims are unsure of their legal rights and options.
If you slipped and fell due to an unsafe condition on a property, The Flood Law Firm can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve. Our results speak for themselves, and our clients say the rest.
At The Flood Law Firm, we make it our mission to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf – via settlement or trial verdict. With our knowledge, experience, and resources on your side, you can feel confident that a qualified legal team is acting in your best interest and pursuing a favorable result that will enable you to move forward with your life.
Please call The Flood Law Firm at (860) 346-2695 today for a free evaluation of your case. Our slip and fall lawyers serve clients throughout Connecticut at our offices in Middletown, Danbury, Bridgeport, and Waterbury.