Connecticut Slip & Fall Attorneys
Helping Clients Seek Compensation for Serious Injuries
Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone at any time, but when such an accident occurs because of another's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. As a form of premises liability, slip and fall accidents can result in liability when the accident is caused by a property owner's failure to maintain their property in such a way as to prevent unreasonable risk of harm to visitors. Our Connecticut slip and fall lawyers at Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC have everything you need to ensure that you and your family are taken care of while you recover from your injuries.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and would like for a Connecticut attorney to evaluate your case for potential compensation, please call us at (203) 275-0947 or contact us online. We serve the state of Connecticut.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
In slip and fall cases, and, more generally, in premises liability cases, liability is imposed upon property owners due to their greater knowledge and control of the premises relative to visitors to their property.
Examples of negligent acts that could lead to serious slip and fall accidents and, therefore, could serve as the basis for a premises liability cause of action include:
- Failure to dry slippery floors
- Failure to salt icy sidewalks
- Failure to replace torn carpet
- Failure to secure floor mats
- Failure to maintain adequate lighting
- Failure to fix broken handrails, stairways, etc.
- Failure to properly maintain escalators and elevators
Were You Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?
Under Connecticut law, property owners must keep their property reasonably safe and provide warnings of any serious hazards present on the property. If a property owner fails to fulfill these duties and a person is injured on the property as a result, the injured party may be eligible for compensatory damages.
These damages may include the payment of:
- Medical bills for treatment of the injury
- Lost wages
- Compensation for permanent disability
- Emotional distress
- Other reasonable damages linked to the accident
At the Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC, we have handled many types of premises liability cases, going up against property owners, hotels, shopping centers, and other businesses who knew about a problem and yet failed to take action to protect their visitors and customers. We understand how to calculate exactly how much compensation you are owed to not only pay off your current and past accident-related expenses but any future costs as well.
Assignment of Liability in Premises Liability Claims
Connecticut uses a comparative negligence system when deciding how to compensate consumers injured in slip and fall accidents. Under any comparative negligence system, your ability to recover damages may be reduced if you are partly at fault. In Connecticut, you can recover damages only if you are responsible for less than 50% of the injury.
How Our Connecticut Slip & Fall Attorneys Can Help
In all personal injury cases, including those brought for slip and fall accidents, our attorneys work hard to ensure that you receive any and all compensation to which you are entitled.
Give our Connecticut slip and fall attorneys a call at (203) 275-0947 to learn more about how we can help you recover damages as a result of a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of another. Se habla español.