Injuries can occur every day in Connecticut because of slip and fall accidents in retail stores, grocery stores, shopping malls and other places as well. Premises liability law is the area of the law that protects victims who have been injured by unsafe property conditions related to flooring, stairs, parking lots, aisles, sidewalks in some circumstances and other property areas as well.
If a dangerous property condition exists, and the property owner is aware of it and fails to do anything to remedy it or to warn potential victims, they may be liable to compensate the victims for their injuries. To demonstrate that the property owner knew of the dangerous property condition, it is necessary to establish that they created the unsafe property condition; the property owner or possessor of the property knew about the dangerous property condition and failed to correct it; or the dangerous property condition existed for a length of time that the property owner or possessor of property should have discovered and corrected it.
In general, property owners and possessors of land have certain duties, but those duties may vary based on the circumstances, including if the property is a commercial or residential property. When a victim has been injured in a slip and fall accident or other type of accident involving a dangerous property condition, they may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim for damages. Victims may be able to recover compensation for damages, including those for their physical, financial and emotional damages.
Premises liability claims can seem complex, but what is important to keep in mind is that they serve as an important resource to ensure victims have the resources they need to focus on the recovery process following a slip and fall or other type of accident. Trained guidance through the process can help victims navigate a successful claim for damages when they have been harmed.