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Have you been injured on an unsafe premises?

Generally speaking most people expect the premises they are visiting such as a shopping center, store, restaurants, a friend home or apartment complex to be fairly safe. However, what many people may not realize is that if the property owner fails to take steps to keep their place free of hazardous or dangerous property conditions such as not fixing a broken step, not cleaning up a slippery floor or not addressing known security issues on one's property then that property owner may be liable for any injuries that may result directly because of the hazard the dangerous condition posed.

How to avoid a slip-and-fall accident

Connecticut residents may find it interesting to learn that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of injury and are a major cause of workplace injuries. In fact, they account for nearly 15% of all accidents. Furthermore, according to the National Safety County, approximately 25,000 slip, trip and fall accidents happen in the U.S. every day.

Who is liable for damages in a slip-and-fall accident?

The very first question that comes to mind in a premises liability case is who created the hazardous or unsafe condition which resulted in harm, and what obligations that person or persons had to ensure that the premises were maintained free of the hazardous condition? The answer in most cases is that it depends on the situation.

Please beware of dog-bite injury risks this summer

Now that summer is here, kids are out of school and outdoors. In many parts of Connecticut, kids are still free to roam their neighborhood without much adult supervision. This is normally pretty safe, but there are some hazards. Perhaps most notable among these is the risk of dog bite injuries. About 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites each year, and most victims are children. About 20 percent of injuries are serious enough to require medical attention.

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