Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property so as to prevent accidents and injuries to visitors. Premises in this regard includes stores, restaurants and sidewalks. Premises liability for injuries may arise where the property owner could have put in place safety measures to prevent the accident.
Where such safety measures are not in place, the property owner may be said to have been negligent. Common factors that indicate negligence include:
- Slippery floors and sidewalks
- Structural defects
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken stairs
- Building code violations
- A construction site that fails to meet safety regulation standards
- Failure to maintain the property
Common types of premises liability accidents include slip or trip and falls, swimming pool accidents and amusement park accidents. These accidents often tend to be dangerous and lead to severe injuries.
Who may be held responsible in premises liability cases?
Persons that may be held liable in a premises liability case include the property owner, the property manager, a business tenant who is in control of the property, the government agency responsible for a public property or a contractor that violates a building code or construction site safety rule.
Choosing a Connecticut Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises liability cases are often technical because it may be difficult to determine who was negligent and thus liable for the injury. At the Law Office of Tina Sypek D’Amato, our premises liability has the experience and knowledge to handle even the most complex premises liability cases.
If you have been injured as a result of negligence of a property, you may be entitled to a claim for medical expenses and loss of income. If you would like to find out how we may be of help, contact us today to take advantage of our free initial consultation.