Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)
What is premises liability?
Premises liability is the area of the law that holds persons or businesses responsible for injuries sustained by persons while on their property.
What is the law in Connecticut on premises liability?
Connecticut law provides that a person or business that is in possession or control of property such as a landlord, a property management company or the owner of a supermarket, can be held responsible if they failed to provide reasonably safe premises while the injured person was on their property. In some cases, the owner or possessor of the property has a duty to warn the injured person of any defective conditions at the property, as well as the duty to inspect the property to determine whether any defective conditions exist at the property.
The types of premises liability claims are numerous and include such claims as criminal assaults construction accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls and other claims.
What should you do if you were injured while on someone else's property?
If you have been injured on someone else's property, you should immediately report your injury to the owner or property manager of the property in order to document your claim. In addition, you should contact an attorney to discuss your rights with respect to a potential premises liability lawsuit. It is not recommended that you attempt to pursue a premises liability claim on your own. Your status on the property as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser can create different legal duties owed to you and therefore the legal analysis of an experienced attorney should be sought.
Attorney Foley has significant experience representing clients who have been injured in premises liability cases. He has represented clients who were injured due to faulty staircases and railings, slip and falls on ice and snow, trip and falls, as well as children injured on school grounds.
If you would like more information about how to proceed with a premises liability lawsuit, please fill out the consultation form or call us at (203) 250-7212. We will be able to consider your particular situation and help you decide whether to file a personal injury and/or wrongful death claim.