Injured in a Slip and Fall in Hartford? Contact Our Connecticut Premises Liability Lawyers Today
At Etemi Law, our Hartford slip and fall accident lawyers use deep knowledge and understanding of Connecticut’s premises liability laws to help injured victims get justice. Businesses and property owners in our state have an obligation to address and remove slip and fall hazards. If you or your loved one sustained a serious injury in a slip and fall accident, we can help.
Please contact us today to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation with a top Hartford premises liability attorney.
A Slip and Fall Accident Claim is a Type of Premises Liability Claim
Slips, trips, and falls lead to a significant number of serious injuries each year. A substantial portion of these accidents could have been avoided with the right safety precautions. In Connecticut, these cases generally fall under premises liability law.
Indeed, a slip and fall claim is a specific type of premises liability claim, in which a property owner or occupier may be held legally responsible for injuries sustained in an accident that occurred on their premises.
A Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Injury Claims in Connecticut
You need to initiate a slip and fall accident claim before the statute of limitations runs out. Under Connecticut state law (C.G.S.A. § 52-584), slip and falls and other types of premises liability cases are generally regulated by a two-year statute of limitations. What does that mean in practice? You have a strict two-year window from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. There are a few exceptions.
If you wait too long, you may not be able to get any compensation at all. Consult with a slip and fall attorney near Hartford as soon as possible after an accident.
Understanding When a Business or Property Owner is Liable for a Slip and Fall
Determining when a business or property owner is liable for a slip and fall accident is often complicated—various factors must be taken into consideration. A key thing to know is that a business/property owner is not automatically liable for a slip and fall in Connecticut. Establishing liability requires proving negligence on the part of the defendant.
To prove negligence, the injured party must demonstrate that the property owner had a duty of care to maintain a safe environment, breached this duty and that the breach contributed to the injuries sustained. Some examples of safety hazards that may be deemed negligence in a slip and fall case include:
- Wet or slippery floors;
- Ice or snow accumulation;
- Uneven surfaces or flooring;
- Loose or missing handrails;
- Cluttered walkways;
- Unmarked steps or changes in elevation;
- Torn carpeting or floor mats; and
- Poor lighting, especially in stairways.
We Help Slip and Fall Accident Victims in Connecticut Secure the Maximum Compensation
A slip and fall or a trip and fall can cause serious injuries. It is imperative that victims and their families have the knowledge, tools, resources, and legal representation to get justice and the greatest possible financial compensation. The big property insurance companies that defend these cases try to pay less. Our Connecticut slip and fall injury lawyers go the extra mile to help our clients fight for the maximum settlement or verdict. Damages may include:
- Emergency room care;
- Other medical bills;
- Physical therapy;
- Long-term medical needs;
- Lost wages;
- Diminished earning power;
- Pain and suffering;
- Disfigurement; and
- Loss of life enjoyment.
Why Injured Victims Trust the Connecticut Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers at Etemi Law
Connecticut law is clear: A negligent business or negligent property owner can be held legally liable for injuries that occur in a slip and fall accident. That being said, in practice, establishing fault can be complicated. The commercial insurance companies that typically defend premises liability claims are aggressive. They are not on your side.
Our founders Lou Etemi and Ron Etemi are strong and experienced advocates for justice. When you reach out to our firm, you will be able to speak to a Connecticut slip and fall accident lawyer who is ready to:
- Listen to your story and answer questions about premises liability law;
- Investigate your slip and fall accident, gathering the evidence you need;
- Handle any and all personal injury negotiations with the insurance company; and
- Take your slip and fall claims are far as required to maximize your compensatory damages.
Contact Our Hartford, CT Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys Today
At Etemi Law, we handle the full range of premises liability claims, including slip and fall accident cases. Negligent businesses and property owners must be held to account. Call us now or contact us online for a free, no-commitment case review. With offices in Waterbury and Watertown, we are well-positioned to handle slip and fall accident cases throughout the Greater Hartford area.
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