The most common premises liability cases are slip/trip and fall cases. A lot of times it didn’t just happen because you were “not paying attention.” No, it is likely that it happened because the property owner was negligent in maintaining the premises. Now, you have suffered injuries, the medical bills continue to pile up, you are missing days from work, and it seems like your life is at a halt. You have every right to speak with a dedicated personal injury lawyer concerning how that property owner’s negligence has had a negative impact on your life.
It is no secret that dangerous and/or hazardous conditions can lead to some of the worst injuries. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that their properties are maintained in a safe manner. Further, property owners are responsible to warn others of any unsafe conditions on their property. Since they are the owners of property, they are typically more familiar with any hazardous condition that a guest would otherwise not expect. Even though there are these expectations of property owners, too often they fail their duties, and in turn dangerous accidents and serious injuries take place.
When you hire Bert McDowell Injury Law, you are getting a firm that extensively investigates the issues in the case in order to maximize your compensation. Connecticut premises liability attorney Bert McDowell is different in his approach because of his experience in representing insurance companies. In fact, insurance companies would hire McDowell to represent landowners and landlords who were being sued due to their negligence. McDowell has represented some of your favorite fitness gyms and grocery stores in premises cases. This is invaluable experience that has helped McDowell obtain maximum compensation for his injured clients at Bert McDowell Injury Law. If you or a loved one has been injured, Bring On Bert!
Types of Premises Liability Cases
- Wet spots in stores (establishments)
- Insufficient lighting
- Cracks, potholes, and depressions in sidewalks/parking lots
- Stair collapse
- Porch collapse
- Swimming pool injuries
Proving Liability in Your Case
A lot of premises liability cases come down to notice. What is notice? Notice is the legal element of proving that the property owner knew that the dangerous and/or hazardous condition existed, or the property owner “should have known” that the dangerous and/or hazardous condition existed. The “should have known” criteria largely depend on the amount of time the condition existed. For example, if there is an icy condition in a given area that has been there for a number of days, that will provide evidence that the property owner should have known the condition existed. There are many caveats in proving notice in a premise liability case. Therefore, it is very important that you hire a premises liability attorney in Connecticut that understands the state laws.
How a Legal Professional Could Help
A well-practiced Connecticut premises liability lawyer at our firm could assist throughout the entire legal process, including:
- Investigating the scene of the accident
- Taking pictures
- Hiring experts (engineers, architects, or industry related experts)
- Interviewing witnesses
- Performing a background check on a property owner
- Determining a property owner’s violations
Call a Connecticut Premises Liability Lawyer About Your Rights
It is very important that you contact a Connecticut premises liability attorney to help you navigate through the chaos after your accident. The insurance company is not on your side. They will do everything in their power to limit your rights to maximum recovery. With offices in Hartford and Bridgeport, we are able to assist our clients throughout Connecticut. Bert McDowell used to represent insurance companies and he uses those experiences to get his clients maximum compensation. Call now so we can get started on your case.