Connecticut Slip-And-Fall Lawyers Dedicated To Pursuing Compensation
People often underestimate the full cost of an injury that is a result of a slip-and-fall accident. Even a sprained ankle has the potential to deny a victim days’ or even weeks’ worth of income. No matter how small you think your injury might be, you have the right to pursue a fair and full compensation to cover the current and future costs of your injury.
Southington Slip-and-Fall Attorney Tony Sheffy, founding partner of Sheffy, DeNigris, Grey & Bedard, LLP, protects the rights of Connecticut residents injured on residential and commercial property in places like Waterbury, Southington and neighboring areas. Residential and commercial property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises, keeping it safe and free of hazards and hidden dangers.
Helping Injured Slip-And-Fall Victims With All Their Legal Needs
At Sheffy, DeNigris, Grey & Bedard, LLP, attorney Tony Sheffy and his team of trial lawyers help those who have suffered broken bones, head injuries, back injuries and other trauma on dangerous property.
We encourage you to get in touch with our lawyers if you were hurt due to:
- Uneven sidewalks
- Loose stair railings
- Cracked pavement
- Liquid spilled on floors
- Ice on sidewalks or driveways
- Lack of lighting in a parking lot or in a building
Quick Basics On Premises Liability Law
Liability is based on the status of the person who was injured on the property. Trespassers – for example, teenagers who unlawfully climb over a fence to access a swimming pool in someone else’s property – lack the permission to be in the given property and generally cannot sue the owner if they suffer any harm. Limited or implied consent to be on someone’s property applies to a delivery person or other “licensee.” Guests invited onto the property assume that the homeowner is diligent and proactive in maintaining property free of hazards and hidden dangers.
What Do You Have To Prove In A Slip-And-Fall Claim?
First, you must prove that you were not responsible, or at least not entirely responsible, for your fall and subsequent injuries. Second, there must be evidence to prove the property owner’s negligence. Owners of businesses have a duty to maintain a safe premises. Negligence can be anything from a grocery store’s failure to clean up spilled liquid after another customer reported it to leaving tripping hazards in a walkway. An experienced slip-and-fall attorney can also help you recover evidence and help you build a solid case.
What Compensation Can I Get After A Slip-And-Fall Accident?
Overall, there are two types of compensation an injury victim may recover after proving the negligence of a manager’s or owner’s liability, which are referred to as damages, as follows:
- Compensatory damages: The goal is to cover the losses a victim experienced that derived from the negligent actions or omissions of the party at fault. Such compensation should include past and future expenses. Some common damages include lost wages, loss of employment, loss of earning capacity and business opportunities, and past and future medical bills and treatments. Other damages are pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Punitive damages: A party at fault would have to pay for punitive damages if the court found that the relevant accident was due to gross negligence on his behalf. Punitive damages are highly costly as the goal is to set an example for other individuals and institutions and prevent similar accidents.
Who Should I Report A Slip-And-Fall Accident To?
You will have to contact the administrator or manager of the premises. Slip-and-fall accidents may occur in different scenarios. For example:
- Grocery stores
- Retail stores
- Shopping centers
- Gas stations
- Sports venues
- Apartment buildings
Depending on the type of premises you suffered the accident at, it is also essential to talk to an attorney to learn your rights and handle your case. An experienced lawyer can also help you avoid being taken advantage of by negotiating with insurance representatives and parties at fault.
Begin Pursuing A Fair And Full Compensation Today
We are proud of our reputation among our clients and peers in the Connecticut community attributed to our aggressive negotiation and litigation skills and commitment to our clients. You deserve an attorney who will fight and care for you. Schedule an initial consultation with us to see for yourself just how committed we are to your cause.
Call our slip-and-fall lawyers in Southington today at 844-367-0314 to schedule a free initial consultation.