Advocating for Slip-and-Fall Victims
The world can be a dangerous place, even more so when individuals and companies fail to make sure that premises are safe. If you are facing a difficult situation due to a fall or inadequate security, it is in your best interest to have your potential case evaluated by a personal injury lawyer.
At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., we handle all types of premises liability cases in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. Combining extensive legal expertise with a commitment to achieving justice for injury victims and their families, we skillfully handle premises liability claims involving:
- Injuries from falls, including in parking lots and retail stores
- Security problems, including lack of security cameras and poor lighting
- Dog bites and animal attacks
We Can Help You Navigate the Legal Process
You have likely heard that cases involving slips and falls can be difficult and that there’s no guarantee that you will be able to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. This is true. But it is important to understand your rights so that you can achieve the best possible outcome in your situation. We encourage you to get in touch with our firm so that we can examine your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim. Don’t say no to yourself before speaking with an attorney.
We Know How to Hold Property Owners Accountable
Businesses and property owners do not have to guarantee that people will not fall on their property. What they must do is take reasonable steps to protect people who they have invited onto the property. For example, if a store is going to make money off of customers’ purchases, the store should be safe for the customer to walk through. If the store or business knows about a dangerous condition on the property, it should fix it.
We have represented many people over the years who have been hurt in falls, including clients who:
- Fell in a parking lot that was filled with holes and suffered a leg fracture
- Fell in a pharmacy on a rainy day because the store did not put out mats in the entrance way, and our client suffered terrible leg injuries
- Slipped and fell on ice and suffered an arm fracture because the store manager who had been told about the ice did not put any ice melt down until after our client fell
There are many more examples, including dim lighting, changes in flooring, exposed electrical cords and liquid spills. However, all of the examples above include businesses not doing the right thing. Part of running a business is running it correctly, and we can help reinforce that message on your behalf.
You Do Not Have to Choose Between Your Rights and Your Family
Situations like dog bites and lax security are why people carry homeowner’s insurance for protection. Rather than being up to your neck in medical bills and suffering in order to protect a loved one from making a claim, it is important to realize that you can collect much-needed compensation without harming his or her personal finances. We can help you understand your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Slip-and-Fall Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have a claim after falling while on someone else’s property?
A. Victims of falls that happen due to a hazardous condition may be able to seek compensation for their injuries. Owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe and free from hazards. If a hazardous condition caused a victim to fall and suffer an injury, the victim may be able to file a slip and fall (or premises liability) claim against the property owner.
Who can be held liable in a slip-and-fall claim?
A. Several people or entities may be held liable after a slip and fall. The property owner, tenant who rents the property or another third-party could be named as a defendant in a slip and fall claim depending on the circumstances of the accident.