Based on Connecticut law, premises liability lawsuits are designed to hold a property owner responsible for any damages that occur after you are injured on their property. It is also required (by law) that property owners try to ensure a safe environment for all visitors on their property. If they do not keep the property safe for people who are visiting, then premises liability occurs.
A simpler definition of premises liability is if the wrongdoing or negligence of a property owner results in a loss or injury of some kind. If you are injured while on someone’s property, it’s best to get in touch with our legal team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. We will review the facts of your case, gather evidence, and work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you are owed.
Here you can learn more about the most common types of premises accident claims that are made in Connecticut.
Common Types of Premises Liability Cases in Connecticut
The term “premises liability” covers several different circumstances. Some may be surprising. Cases related to premises liability are some of the most common personal injury cases our law firm deals with.
In Connecticut, the most common types of premises liability cases include:
Slip and Fall Cases
A slip and fall accident is the most common type of premises liability situation that occurs. In fact, falls are responsible for several million visits to the emergency room every year throughout the United States. If someone visiting a property slips and falls because of the owner’s failure to maintain a safe environment or negligence, then the owner may be responsible for the injuries that occur.
Improper Property Maintenance
It’s legally required for property owners to maintain their property to ensure other people are not harmed. These cases usually involve insufficient maintenance for a property, which can cause visitors to suffer an injury due to uneven surfaces, inadequate or unfinished construction, slippery surfaces, unsafe objects, or cracked surfaces on the property.
Dog or Other Types of Animal Bites
In most situations that involve dog or other animal bite situations, the owner can be held responsible for the injuries suffered by a victim. The only time this isn’t the case is if the injured party did not have permission or the legal right to be on the property or if the dog was trying to defend itself or another person from some type of violent offense.
Construction Site Negligence
Construction sites, and any other area where work is going on, need to be properly marked to let pedestrians know about the potential hazards present. If construction workers or managers fail to block off a dangerous construction area or provide proper warning of the hazardous conditions and someone suffers an injury, the construction company or even the property owner may be held liable for the injuries sustained by the victim.
Parking Lot Accidents
All commercial property owners may be considered liable for an injury that is sustained while in any commercial parking lot based on premises liability law. If you suffer a trip and fall accident due to inadequate lighting or if you are attacked or assaulted in a parking lot, then it may be possible for you to recover from the injuries you suffered based on premises liability law.
Protecting Your Rights After a Premises Liability Accident and Injury
As you can see from the information above, there are more than a few types of premises liability accidents that may occur, and that may cause injuries. It’s important that you consider the factors here to determine if a property owner may be liable for your injuries.
You should also get in touch with our legal team at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to help with your claim. We will investigate the case, gather evidence, and provide you with quality legal representation for your case. Our legal team has represented hundreds of premises liability cases in the past and can use our resources and expertise to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
The first step is to get in touch with us to schedule a free consultation. From this point, we can create a custom plan to help you recover the compensation that you deserve. We will fight for your rights.