Dangerous Conditions Can Cause a Slip-and-Fall Accident
Some people blame themselves when they have a slip-and-fall injury. But fall-down accidents are often caused by a dangerous condition on a business or private property. Property owners have a duty under Connecticut law to make their premises safe for normal and expected use.
The premises liability attorneys at Jacobs & Dow, LLC, in New Haven, Connecticut, investigate slip-and-fall accidents to determine if the owners are liable for our clients' injuries. Since 1947, we have helped people in Connecticut injured on dangerous premises to prove liability and secure fair and just compensation for their injuries.
The Lawyers of Jacobs & Dow, LLC, Investigate and Litigate Slip-and-Fall Accidents
The premises liability attorneys at our firm take slip-and-fall accident injuries seriously. We collect and preserve evidence, talk to witnesses, review medical records and investigate the cause of slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents.
Poorly lit stairwells in an apartment or office building can cause dangerous falls. If a store has failed to clean slippery floors in a timely manner, this negligence can cause patrons and employees to slip and fall and suffer serious injuries. A failure to clean a construction site can result in falling debris hazardous to passersby.
When a property owner knows (or should know) about a dangerous hazard and does nothing to protect people who come onto the property, the owner may be held liable for damages. Fall-down hazards include exposed electrical wires, defective elevators, malfunctioning escalators, damaged pavement and potholes, worn stairs and missing handrails, ice or other slippery surfaces on sidewalks.
Ask for a Free Consultation With a Premises Liability Lawyer: 203-772-3100
To schedule an appointment and discuss your slip-and-fall accident injuries and the legal options available to you, contact our firm today. In addition to weekday office hours, we are open for client meetings on Saturday mornings and by appointment on Sundays, holidays and evenings.