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Taking action after falling in Connecticut snow

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2019 | Personal Injury, Premises Liability |

In the winter months, snow can be dangerous and hard to manage. The varying temperatures in the state of Connecticut can cause snow to build up, thaw and freeze. This can lead to a variety of problems that can pose a safety risk. Not only can it make driving potentially dangerous, but it can also increase the risk of slips and falls.

If you have fallen in ice or snow on a Connecticut premises and have injured yourself as a result, it is likely that you will have suffered financially. You will also likely have undergone a significant amount of pain and distress that was caused by the presence of the snow.

All premises owners in Connecticut have the legal responsibility to keep the entire property safe from dangers to visitors; this includes the outdoor vicinity as well as the indoor vicinity. As a victim of a snow-related injury, it is important that you take the time to understand your legal rights so that you can take the appropriate action.

How can I show that a premises was responsible for my injury?

In order to gain compensation, you must be able to show that the injury you sustained took place on a particular premises on which you were a guest. In addition, you need to prove that the injury was caused because the premises owner or management was negligent in some way, and that if the responsible parties had not been negligent, you would not have suffered.

In the case of a snow-related fall, you will probably need to show that the presence of the snow was a hazard, and that the premises owner did not act to clear up the snow and reduce the risk of injury.

What type of compensation can I claim?

If your case is successful, you may be able to gain back compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. In addition, you may receive compensation for the unnecessary suffering that you endured.

If you are suffering from a snow-related injury, it is important that you take action to find out about your legal rights in regard to compensation in Connecticut.



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