In Connecticut, attorneys routinely pursue just compensation for individuals who suffer slip and fall (also known as "trip and fall") accidents due to negligently maintained premises and dangerous conditions on property. This is because it is the legal responsibility of property owners, property managers, business proprietors and municipalities to ensure your safety as a visitor. If any of these parties falter in their responsibilities and you are injured physically from a slip and fall accident, you are legally entitled to compensation for injuries due to negligence. In some cases, punitive damages (compensation) over and above medical expenses and lost wages may be awarded.

What is slip-and-fall accident liability?

Slip and fall liability is defined as a failure of the owner or operator of a property – the building and the land on which it sits – to protect visitors against injury due to negligently maintained premises and dangerous conditions on property. Visitors can be anyone including apartment tenants and guests, customers in retail stores or service vendors tending to the building’s business. Municipalities are subject to the law as well, which covers all public sidewalks, parks, parking facilities and government-owned buildings. The following scenarios are subject to premises liability litigation:

  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Broken steps
  • Merchandise littered store aisles
  • Unmarked changes in elevation
  • Poorly lit passageways
  • Slippery surfaces due to leaks, spills or worn surfaces
  • Tree roots above ground in walking areas
  • Uneven floor surfaces

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If you have sustained an injury due to a slip and fall accident and are ready to learn how our firm can assist you and your family, please call us today for a free consultation. John Logan and J. Paul Vance are experienced trial attorneys who will provide you with wise and compassionate legal counsel and representation through each stage of the process. Remember, you pay no fees to us if we do not win your case. You can contact John Logan and J. Paul Vance by calling 1-860-489-5000 or by filling out the form below.

The results of a particular case cannot be based upon a lawyer's or firm's past results. Each case is different. The value of a case can depend on a number of factors, such as: the facts concerning liability in the case, potential defenses asserted in the case, the harm both monetary and personal suffered by the injured person, the legal complexity of the case, whether the defendant was insured or not, the available insurance coverage in the case, and whether the case was resolved through negotiation, at trial, or in arbitration.