SLIP & FALLS AND OTHER PREMISES LIABILITY CASES
The most common premises liability cases are slip/trip and fall cases. A lot of times it didn’t just happen because you were “not paying attention.” No, it is likely that it happened because the property owner was negligent in maintaining the premises. Now, you have suffered injuries, the medical bills continue to pile up, you are missing days from work, and it seems like your life is at a halt. You have every right to speak with a Connecticut Accident Lawyer concerning how that property owner’s negligence has had a negative impact on your life.
It is no secret that dangerous and/or hazardous conditions can lead to some of the worst injuries. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that their properties are maintained in a safe manner. Further, property owners are responsible to warn others of any unsafe conditions on their property. Since they are the owners of property, they are typically more familiar with any hazardous condition that a guest would otherwise not expect. Even though there are these expectations of property owners, too often they fail their duties, and in turn dangerous accidents and serious injuries take place.
When you hire Bert McDowell Injury Law, you are getting a firm that extensively investigates the issues in the case in order to maximize your compensation. Attorney Bert McDowell is different in his approach because his experience in representing insurance companies. In fact, insurance companies would hire Attorney McDowell to represent landowners and landlords who were being sued due to their negligence. Attorney McDowell has represented some of your favorite fitness gyms and grocery stores in premises cases. This is invaluable experience that has helped Attorney McDowell obtain maximum compensation for his injured clients at Bert McDowell Injury Law.
TYPES OF PREMISES LIABILITY CASES
PROVING YOUR CONNECTICUT PREMISES LIABILITY CASE
A lot of premises liability cases come down to notice. What is notice? Notice is the legal element of proving that the property owner knew that the dangerous and/or hazardous condition existed, or the property owner “should have known” that the dangerous and/or hazardous condition existed. The “should have known” criteria largely depend on the amount of time the condition existed. For example, if there is an icy condition in a given area that has been there for a number of days, that will provide evidence that the property owner should have known the condition existed. There are many caveats in proving notice in a premise liability case. Therefore, it is very important that you hire a Connecticut Slip and Fall Lawyer that understands the laws of our state.
SOME OF THE THINGS WE DO ON YOUR CASE
CONTACT A CONNECTICUT SLIP AND FALL LAWYER
In Connecticut, the statute of limitations requires personal injury claims to be filed within a certain time. There are also different filing requirements when pursuing a claim against a municipality, school, or the state. Failing to make the appropriate timely filings can cause you to forfeit for rights. Contact Bert McDowell Injury Law to help protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve!
WHAT TO DO AFTER A SLIP & FALL
After you have slipped and fell on someone’s property, there are a few things you should do:
Take Pictures/Video Recordings of the Dangerous Condition
Pictures and video recordings will help your injury case. It is important that you have the image of the specific condition that caused you to fall. This gives greater insight to the insurance company, and even to your lawyer.
Report the Incident (if applicable)
If you fell at a store or some other commercial property, and it is feasible, report the incident to the store’s manager. They should draft an incident report, and you should ask them for a copy.
If Injured, Seek Medical Attention Immediately
If you are hurt, get medical attention. There are times, immediately after a fall down, when you may not feel any pain/discomfort. However, you begin to feel pain the next day or week. As soon as you begin feeling pain, visit a doctor as soon as possible.
Call a Connecticut Slip and Fall Lawyer about your rights
It is very important that you contact a Connecticut Slip and Fall Lawyer to help you navigate through the chaos after your slip and fall. The insurance company is not on your side. They will do everything in their power to limit your rights to maximum recovery. With offices in Hartford and Bridgeport, we are able to assist our clients throughout Connecticut. Connecticut Accident Lawyer, Bert McDowell, used to represent insurance companies, and he uses those experiences to get his clients maximum compensation.