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Were you injured in a slip and fall accident and feel stuck on what to do next? The property owner’s insurance company is likely trying to get you to settle, and you might wonder whether it is worth taking your claim to court. You need the Hartford slip and fall accident lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm.

Slip and fall victims who settle with insurance companies get three times less in financial compensation than those who work with a personal injury lawyer and take their claim to court. For more than 30 years, the Carter Mario Law Firm has won over one billion dollars in awards for its clients.

We work on a contingency basis, which means no fee unless we win your premises liability claim. That’s what our Zero Fee Warranty guarantees.

Contact us today and get a free, no-obligation case evaluation from our experienced slip and fall attorneys in Hartford, Connecticut —you may not know all your options!

Call 203-876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for your Trip and Fall Injury. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

Slip and Fall Accidents in Hartford Are Premises Liability Claims

Slip and fall accidents in Hartford fall under the broader legal category of premises liability claims.

Premises liability law holds property owners and managers responsible for ensuring the safety of their properties.

When private property owners fail to maintain a safe environment, resulting in hazardous conditions, they may be liable for serious injuries sustained on their property.

Who Is Involved in Premises Liability Claims in Hartford?

There are three types of plaintiffs in premises liability cases:


An invitee is someone who enters a property for business purposes, such as a customer in a store.

Property owners owe the highest duty of care to invitees, requiring them to regularly inspect their property and fix or warn about any dangers, such as a wet floor or any other potentially dangerous conditions.


A licensee is an individual who enters a property for social reasons, like a guest at a party.

Property owners owe licensees a duty to warn about or correct known dangers, but they are not necessarily required to inspect the property for unknown hazards.


A trespasser is someone who enters a property without permission.

Connecticut law stipulates limited duties owed to trespassers, primarily involving not intentionally causing harm.

Then there are the other parties involved:

Property Owner

The property owner is the individual or entity that owns the location where the accident occurred.

They are the primary defendant in premises liability cases, as they are responsible for maintaining a safe environment on their property.

Insurance Company

The property owner’s insurance company is a key player in many premises liability claims. Insurance companies will handle negotiations and try to get you to settle for less.

How Does Litigation Work in a Premises Liability Case?

Premises liability cases involve determining whether or not a property owner was responsible for an injury on their premises.

The injured party (called the plaintiff) needs to prove that the property owner (the defendant) was negligent in keeping the premises safe. 

This negligence must result in the injury or accident. 

Key factors include:

  • Proving that there is a hazardous condition on the property
  • Establishing the property owner’s knowledge of the risks or danger
  • Showing the property owner’s negligence or demonstrating ignorance of the risks or danger
  • Proving the property owner’s failure to fix the hazard or give due warning

Common Slip and Fall Causes in Hartford, CT

Hartford slip and fall accidents can occur for various reasons, often related to property owner negligence.

Common causes include:

  • Obstructed Walkways
  • Unmarked Elevation Changes
  • Broken Steps or Platforms
  • Wet, Polished, or Waxed Floors
  • Poor, Broken, or Missing Lighting
  • Uneven Pavement
  • Trash or Debris on the Ground

What Are Common Slip and Fall Injuries?

Slip and fall accidents can lead to a range of injuries — some quite serious.

  • Partial or Complete Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Internal Organ Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Hip Fractures
  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations
  • Muscle Strains
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations and Bruises
  • Head Injuries, including Skull Fractures
  • Back Injury, such as Herniated Discs

5 Steps to Take if You Had a Slip and Fall Accident in Hartford

If you experienced a slip and fall accident in Hartford, you must take the following steps to protect your health and legal rights:

1. Seek Medical Attention ASAP and Keep Medical Records

Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think the injuries seem minor.

Certain injuries, especially those related to the head or spine, might develop sometime after the accident. Keeping detailed medical records, including doctor’s notes, diagnoses, and treatment plans, is crucial for your journey to recovery, and serves as evidence in your fall claim.

2. Document the Slip and Fall Site (Pictures, Witness Statements, Clothes Worn, etc.)

Gather as much evidence as possible from the accident scene.

Take photographs of the area. Include any hazards that contributed to the fall, like debris, ice, or puddles. Obtain contact information and statements from witnesses, and preserve your clothes and shoes from the day of the accident (don’t wash them). 

Your clothes could reveal evidence of the fall and any serious injury you experienced.

3. Report the Slip and Fall Accident to Premises Owners

Report the accident to the owner or manager of the property as soon as possible.

Request that the business or property owner make an official accident report and request a copy. This step is crucial — it acknowledges that the incident occurred on their property.

4. Do Not Assign or Accept Blame

Avoid discussing fault or making statements that could be interpreted as admitting blame. These comments can be used against you in your claim.

Stick to the facts when speaking about the incident.

5. Speak with a Hartford Premises Liability Attorney

Consult with a slip and fall attorney in Hartford. An experienced personal injury lawyer, like those at Carter Mario Law Firm, will help you through the legal process and work to secure the compensation you deserve.

Remember, we work on a contingency basis, so you only pay if you win your case.

Speak with Hartford’s Trusted Slip and Fall Attorneys

Carter Mario Law Firm represents clients in Hartford, CT who have suffered injuries from slip and fall accidents. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers knows how to navigate premises liability law and is committed to working tirelessly to defend the rights of Hartford residents injured due to property owners’ negligence.

With over three decades of experience in Connecticut personal injury law, Carter Mario brings a wealth of knowledge and a track record of success in the personal injury cases we handle.

Speak with a slip and fall lawyer about your case today for a free consultation!

Hartford Slip and Fall FAQs

Can I sue the City of Hartford if I slip and fall on the sidewalk?

You can sue the City of Hartford for a slip and fall incident on a public sidewalk, but these cases are generally more complex than accidents on private property.

My parent had a slip and fall at their nursing home. Should we speak to a lawyer about suing the nursing home?

Yes, if your parent had an accident in a nursing home, you should speak with a trip and fall lawyer. 

Nursing homes have a duty to provide a safe environment for their residents, and if the nursing home’s negligence caused your parent’s injuries, then you have a right to compensation.

How can I avoid slip and fall injury claims on my property?

  1. Regularly inspect and maintain your property and quickly address any potential hazards.
  2. Ensure that walkways and common areas are well-lit and free from obstructions like debris or trash.
  3. Clear snow and ice from walkways during the winter and apply salt or sand to prevent slipping.
  4. Mark or warn visitors of potential hazards, such as wet floors or uneven surfaces like small steps or slopes in the ground.
  5. Review your property insurance policy to understand your coverage and responsibilities.

How much does a slip and fall lawyer cost in Hartford?

Carter Mario Law Firm operates on a contingency-fee basis for slip and fall cases. This means you do not pay any upfront costs or fees.

Our payment is a percentage of the settlement or verdict amount we obtain for you.

If we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. 

What expenses and financial losses can a slip and fall claim cover?

  • Medical expenses, both current and future, related to the injury
  • Lost wages if your injury prevents you from working
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Costs of rehabilitation or physical therapy
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury

What is the legal term for a slip and fall?

The legal term for a slip and fall case is a premises liability claim.

Premises liability cases involve an individual injured on someone else’s property due to a dangerous or hazardous condition that the property owner should have addressed.

Are slip and fall cases hard to win?

Premises liability cases can be challenging to win because the plaintiff needs to prove the property owner’s negligence.

Successful claims require demonstrating that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard and failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the accident.

However, the chances of winning your personal injury case are significantly increased with the help of experienced slip and fall attorneys.

Client Victories

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Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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