This is the first post in a series of articles discussing slip and fall accidents in Hartford, Connecticut. Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe for others. When they fail to maintain their premises in a safe condition and someone is injured as a result, the owner may be held responsible. Whether a slip and fall accident occurs in a grocery store, a mall, a restaurant, or elsewhere, victims who are injured may be entitled to recover damages from the property owner. Depending upon the severity of the injuries sustained, damages may be significant and could include direct expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and other potential future losses. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after a slip and fall injury can help ensure that your rights are protected. If you need assistance, contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
This series will address the following:
- When is a property owner responsible for injuries that occur on their premises
- Calculating damages after a slip and fall accident
- Why premises liability cases may take a long time to reach resolution
- The importance of discovery after a slip and fall accident
- What to expect during a slip and fall trial
- The importance of retaining an attorney after a slip and fall accident
After an accident happens, victims are frequently unsure about their rights and may not know how to proceed. First, we will review the circumstances under which a property owner may be liable for slip and fall accidents on their premises. Second, slip and fall victims are often unaware of the types of damages they may recover. This often leads individuals to consider accepting undervalued settlement offers. Third, attorneys who represent accident victims have certain tools at their disposal to help gather evidence in support of their client’s case through the discovery process. Understanding how to use these tools to build a victim’s case is an important part of any slip and fall dispute. Fourth, should a case proceed to trial, victims and their families should have a basic understanding of what to expect during the litigation process. Finally, working with an experienced law firm can help ensure that your case is handled properly and that you receive adequate compensation for your injuries.
Our Hartford attorneys have the experience necessary to help victims of slip and fall accidents and are ready to assist you. We also serve the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, West and East Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.