Who Is Responsible for Your Slip and Fall?
Business owners, property managers, and homeowners have a responsibility to keep their properties safe and free from hazards. If you enter a premises and slip, trip, or fall through no fault of your own, the owner or manager of the property can be held legally responsible for your injuries because of his or her negligence—or failure to uphold a safe environment.
Premises liability refers to legal action that can be brought if a slip and fall accident occurs on private or public property. Additionally, the relationship in slip and fall cases must be determined before legal action can move forward and can depend on whether the accident victim is:
- an invitee—a person who is invited to enter the premises to conduct business, such as a shopper’
- a licensee—a person who enters the premises for non-commercial purposes, such as a house guest or a party attendee.
The Connecticut slip and fall lawyers at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers have helped many victims who have been injured in falls due to dangerous or unsafe conditions, and we can help you, too. Call us at (800) 900-6700 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.
It’s important to have a Connecticut premises liability lawyer on your side if you’ve suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident. Proving responsibility in these cases can be difficult, as the property owner can plead ignorance about the unsafe conditions that led to your fall. If you don’t act quickly after the accident, evidence may be removed from the premises, which can make building your case more difficult.
At Carter Mario, we have the resources necessary to handle slip and fall cases just like yours. We have years of experience determining how and where negligence occurred in a slip and fall accident, and we can help hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.