It Is More Than A Slip-And-Fall – It Is Your Health And Well-Being
Slip-and-fall cases are notoriously complex, but the impact is clear: broken bones, torn ligaments, back and spine injuries, brain damage. Thousands of Connecticut residents struggle with these ongoing injuries every year after slip-and-fall accidents. The costs are exorbitant, and without financial support, the results can be catastrophic for a person’s finances.
At the end of the day, a property owner who knew or should have known about dangerous conditions and who failed to correct those conditions is legally responsible for the subsequent injuries. At Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience fighting for the injured.
The Difference Between An Accident And Negligence
People tend to dismiss slip-and-fall injuries as accidents for which no one can or should be held responsible. We are here to say that some accidents are the result of negligence and lack of care. A property owner must take steps to keep their property safe for visitors and others.
For instance, you likely have grounds for a slip-and-fall claim if:
- You fall on a patch of unsalted sidewalk ice in front of a storefront
- Your landlord failed to repair a broken step, leading to your fall
- A neighbor’s dog escapes from their yard and bites you
Personal injury law establishes liability, meaning that if a person had a duty to do something and failed to do it, then they are responsible for the consequences. This includes medical costs, time away from work and other expenses when someone sustains an injury.