There are many ways a Bridgeport resident could accidentally injure him or herself these days. Whether involved in a car accident, receiving sub-par medical care or the victim of a slip-and-fall accident at a local business, the potential accident injuries are everywhere. But what if the incident causing injuries isn’t at accident at all? What if the incident, such as a slip and fall, is due to the negligence of a storeowner?
This type of accident resulting in injuries may be subject to a personal injury claim based on premises liability. Premises liability accuses a store owner, for instance, of negligence when they, for example, left hazardous conditions such as a wet floor unmarked and thus causes injury to a customer when they slipped and fell.
For a personal injury claim to be successful, an injured person must be able to show that the harm and losses were caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Injuries can be mental or emotional in nature in addition to the physical injuries that most victims suffer from a dangerous property incident.
Bridgeport residents may not know what danger lurks around every corner that could cause injuries to themselves or their family. However, some have had been unfortunately unlucky to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. If hazardous conditions, such as a wet floor in a convenience store, were not marked and a Bridgeport resident slipped and fell, they may want to seek reparations for their injuries and losses.
When faced with such a terrible situation, an injured person and their family can turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers at Tremont Sheldon P.C. to obtain justice and ensure you have the means to put your life back together after such an accident.
To learn more, check out our premises liability website. While not every premises liability situation will quality for a personal injury claim, it is better to be safe than sorry. There is often a limited amount of time that an injured party can seek compensation for such injuries.