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How victims of slip and fall accidents are protected

Because of the reasonable expectation of safety on another person's property, premises liability laws are in place to protect victims injured because of a dangerous or defective property condition. Premises liability law protects victims injured in slip and fall accidents and other accidents related to a dangerous or defective property condition.

Victims of dog bites are protected in Connecticut

Dog attacks can result in serious injuries and harm to victims. During 2012, thousands of dog bite injuries occurred and there were 42 dog bite-related fatalities. In addition, 60 percent of dog bites happen to children. Dog bites can cause a variety of injuries including serious physical and emotional scarring. Dog bite laws in Connecticut protect victims and ensure they are properly compensated for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered in a dog attack.

Watch out for dangerous property conditions indoors

When most people think about those who are injured by dangerous property conditions, they probably imagine that those conditions are present in an outdoor situation. However, dangerous property conditions can exist indoors as well, and Connecticut residents need to be on the lookout for these conditions in order to avoid a potential serious injury.

Considering your options after a premises liability incident

It is not that big of an expectation that when Connecticut residents leave their homes they should not have to be in fear of potential dangerous property conditions at the locations they visit. The owners of grocery stores, shopping malls, hotels and all manner of retail and commercial locations have an obligation to ensure that these locations are free from property conditions that could result in harm to the customers and visitors that they seek to have visit the locations to spend their money.

What is a property owner's duty to other people?

Many people in Connecticut likely take a very protectionist stance when it comes to their property, especially with real estate. As the saying goes, "A person's home is their castle." But, what duty - if any - does a property owner in Connecticut owe to other people?

How can you prove a premises liability claim?

Slip and fall accidents are pretty random. After all, most people avoid hazardous property conditions if they notice them in time. The problems arise when victims don't notice a hazard, and then they are injured as a result. These circumstances can give rise to what is known as a premises liability claim. So, how do victims prove these types of claims?

Holding property owners responsible for your injuries

Labor Day weekend is one of the most popular times of the year to go to a friend or family member's home and cap off summer with a get together. Many Connecticut residents and Americans everywhere will look forward to these parties. However, many people don't realize that when they go to another person's home, there is a possibility that some type of injury could occur.

How a visitor is categorized under the law in premises liability

Our readers in Connecticut who have seen previous posts here probably remember that when an injury occurs on another person's property the area of law that will come into play is known as "premises liability" law. This is an area of the law that falls under the umbrella of "tort" law. When an injury occurs on a person's property, how the visitor -- the person who was injured -- was categorized under premises liability law will be a major factor in determining whether or not compensation can be sought.

Understanding premises liability and slip and fall cases

Connecticut residents might not realize how quickly and suddenly a fall can take place and cause severe injuries, even death. Many times, these incidents are the fault of the property owner, who did not address a dangerous property condition, and it led to an accident. Understanding the facts when a person slipped and fell is a foundational aspect of receiving compensation through a legal filing. When a person suffers a slip and fall, it refers to many different factors and is a premises liability claim.

What is a main question in 'slip and fall' cases in Connecticut?

Recently, this blog discussed some of the most common causes of so-called 'slip and fall' accidents on Connecticut properties. Between items left on the floor of businesses to poor lighting or wet or icy surfaces, there is no shortage of things that can cause a fall that lead to an injury. However, the mere fact of a fall occurring does not necessarily mean a property owner will be liable for it. One of the main questions to be answered in such cases is whether the property owner was at fault for the incident.

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