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The personal injury attorneys of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. Est 1960.

We Help After an Accident or Abuse

We Help After an Accident or Abuse

The personal injury attorneys of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. Est 1960.

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We have modified our office to help with social distancing. We are able to see clients inside or outside the office, or by video or telephone conference.

Courts are beginning to reopen, and insurance companies are resuming normal business. We are here for you and happy to help with insurance issues, medical bills and everything else.

We are open and ready to help…
We have modified our office to help with social distancing. We are able to see clients inside or outside the office, or by video or telephone conference.
Courts are beginning to reopen, and insurance companies are resuming normal business. We are here for you and happy to help with insurance issues, medical bills and everything else.

Over $70 Million

Awards and settlements collected for child victims of sexual abuse across Connecticut involving priests, clergy, teachers, coaches and family members.

$6.2Million

Landmark verdict holding an off-duty police officer responsible for failing to prevent a fatal drunk driving accident.

$6Million

Recovered award for family after proving the medical manufacturer knew about the faulty oxygen machine that killed a patient.

$5.39Million

Won settlement for truck accident victim by taking the case before the superior court after trucking company filed for bankruptcy.

$2.1Million

Largest verdict in Connecticut history involving serious injuries after a motorcycle accident.

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This blog has discussed various aspects of premises liability law in Connecticut and whether a property owner is liable for injuries someone suffers while on that property. We have touched on the fact that this partially depends upon the status of the injured party; that is, whether he or she is an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser. This discussion has generally focused on properties where visitors are transient, such as places of business and the like. However, many people in the state actually reside in properties that they do not own. What happens when someone is injured on the premises of a rental property?

First, it should be recognized that it would seem that tenants would be the ultimate invitees. That is, they are present on the property for the mutual benefit of themselves and the owner. That won’t end the inquiry, however, because, as a rule, landlords don’t have exclusive control over the rental property, as the tenant lives there, and there may be laws preventing the landlord from simply coming in at any time. So some special rules may apply in these cases.

As a general matter, a landlord might be held responsible for injuries suffered on the property under certain conditions. First, the injury must have been caused by a condition the landlord had a duty to repair. This is often true of “common areas” such as steps or pathways, for example. He or she may also have a duty under the lease agreement to repair other conditions inside a unit. The landlord will only be liable if the condition was not repaired within a reasonable time after he or she learned about the condition, and the repairs could be done without unreasonable cost or difficulty. Finally, normal negligence rules about causation would apply, such as the injury must have been a direct and proximate cause of the condition.

Premises liability in rental situation can be very complex and every case will have different factors that need to be addressed. The above is simply general information and not a substitute for legal advice. Those with questions about recovering for injuries sustained on another’s property may wish to consider consulting an experienced Connecticut attorney.