Depending on the details of the traffic accident, you could potentially have a case against a retail store after an accident on an icy parking lot. Owners are responsible for maintaining their parking lots during the winter.
There could be various parties involved in your case. Some maybe obvious, such as other drivers involved in the incident. There could also be people or companies whose involvement may not be so immediately apparent.
This is where store owners come in. Store owners are responsible for the safety in their buildings. They are also responsible for maintaining their sidewalks and parking lots, especially during the winter months when snow and ice can pose serious dangers to people walking and driving in their lot.
Parking lots see their fair share of accidents. This is especially true during the winter. Motorists may slide through the parking lot, and pedestrians may slip and fall trying to walk to and from the store.
Even if you’ve lived in Connecticut your entire life, slipping and falling on an icy parking lot or sidewalk is a risk you face every year. Did the store owner remove the snow in a timely manner and put salt down? This is a reasonable question to ask if you or a family member has suffered a serious injury on their property.
Do not wait to speak to an attorney if you or a family member fell in an icy parking lot or sidewalk. The store owner may be liable for the accident as it is their duty to keep their space free and clear of hazards.
Please remember that this is not meant as legal advice for yours or any other case. It is only a general reference.