One of the winter chores that beset residents in the colder regions is clearing frozen material from their sidewalks and driveways. While shoveling and salting may be seen as an unpleasant task, it is also required by law in the majority of Connecticut's municipalities. In the event that a pedestrian were to be injured by a slip and fall on an icy sidewalk, he or she may have a basis for filing a premises liability lawsuit.
Those who enter a Connecticut establishment typically expect to be safe from harm. In order to avoid the risk that an individual will be injured while on a particular property, there are obligations that a properly owner or manager is expected to meet. When one suffers an injury while on the property of another, grounds may exist for filing a premises liability claim.
Normally, the greatest danger shoppers may face while visiting the nearby shopping mall is exceeding their budget. However, the number of shoppers who are injured while going about their daily shopping tasks has increased. Those who have been injured while patrons of a Connecticut business may be able to recover their damages under the premises liability laws.
Some of the most popular videos on social media sites feature hapless souls suffering some type of harm through falls. Though the majority of these filmed accidents do not result in serious injuries, a fall is no laughing matter -- especially when the victim is an older adult. Connecticut residents who suffer significant injuries while on the property of another party may have a case for filing a premises liability civil suit.
Every week, customers suffer serious injuries when they encounter a hazardous condition while visiting a local business or other public venue. However, a consumer may be unsure as to whether the business can be held accountable for his or her physical injuries. While there may be other factors involved in a particular incident, there are three key points that may help establish a valid premises liability lawsuit for those injured in such a manner in Connecticut.
When a visitor to a property suffers an accident and is injured, it may qualify as a personal injury case. The area of the law that this injury falls under is premises liability laws. In Connecticut, these types of civil claims for damages are also subject to the comparative liability stipulations.
Many think that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from only serious accidents. However, a head injury can occur from something as seemingly innocuous as tripping and banging one's head on the ground. In certain circumstances, an injury that results from another party's negligence might qualify for a premises liability claim that could allow a Connecticut victim to obtain the medical care such injuries require. These types of claims are appropriate when someone who is lawfully on the property of another party is seriously injured due to the negligence of the property owner and/or the party in possession.
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.
One of the main reasons that retail stores and businesses put out signage warning about wet floors and other potential hazards is not so much to protect their customers but to protect themselves. While there could still be an accident, not warning others about a wet surface could open a door to a lawsuit over premises liability. Like every state, Connecticut has laws that govern how negligence cases can be pursued.
It is not uncommon to hear of bed bug infestations at hotels in Connecticut and elsewhere. These little pests may pack a small bite, but they can do a lot of damage -- physically, psychologically and even financially. Anyone who has suffered as a result of coming in contact with these bugs during a hotel stay may be able to file a premises liability claim against the property owners and any others believed responsible.