You get that phone call that unexpected guests are on the way. As you rush around trying to get those last minute chores done, you realize you need to run to the grocery store. So, you grab your keys and head out, never expecting that you will become an accident victim in the store. If you have suffered such an injury here in Connecticut, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim.
A slip-and-fall accident can change your life in ways you never imagined. The initial injury may not seem serious in the first moments, especially if you did not lose consciousness or suffer a fracture. However, many serious injuries may manifest in the hours after the accident. You can damage your spine, soft tissue and nerves in a fall. The resulting injuries can leave you with a long and expensive recovery.
Provided you didn't suffer a major head injury when you slipped in that liquid on the floor, your first reaction may be embarrassment. You look around to see if anyone noticed your fall. However, in spite of any momentary embarrassment, it is important to make sure that store employees are aware that you just suffered an accident. If you need emergency care, then the business is already aware that you were hurt while on the premises. From that moment, you might have to live with the lingering effects for months or even years.
If you were a victim of a serious slip-and-fall accident, you have enough to deal with while trying to recover. Having to deal with all of the associated monetary damages can make your physical recovery that much more difficult. You may have a valid claim for premises liability if the injuries you suffered were the result of negligence on the part of a property owner when you were lawfully on the premises. There are personal injury professionals here in Connecticut who can help determine if this is an appropriate option for you.