Premises Liability Lawyers in Connecticut
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RisCassi & Davis, P.C. has pursued many claims arising from injuries
occurring because of defective and unreasonably dangerous conditions in
stores, restaurants, homes, walkways, stairways, or other premises. Although
sometimes casually referred to as “fall down cases,” these
cases are generally known in the law as “premises liability cases.”
That one broad title covers many different types of cases, including:
- Snow or ice on roads, driveways, and parking lots, that has not been properly
cleared or sanded
- Oil, water, or a foreign object or substance on the floor of a supermarket
or other store
- Improperly stacked merchandise, in warehouse-style or other retail stores
- Lack of proper handrails or proper lighting
- Structural defects, such as wobbly steps or rotten decks
- Violations of fire, safety, or building codes and regulations
- Negligent security, exposing customers or guests to a risk of assault or
- Unsafe construction sites, such as the failure of a general contractor
or another subcontractor to properly protect floor or roof openings
Let our Connecticut premises liability attorneys provide you with the help
you need. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.
More You Should Know About Falls & Dangerous Premises Cases
There are time limits on these claims. In any kind of legal claim, we generally
recommend promptly consulting with an attorney regarding your legal rights,
so that the attorney has an adequate opportunity to evaluate your potential
claims before the expiration of the statute of limitations. This rule
is especially important with regard to claims arising from falls on public property.
There are two main reasons:
- There are very short deadlines for preserving some claims against government
defendants. Complicated liability issues that may sometimes arise as to
which potential defendant may be responsible for the particular defective
- Cases involving falls on defective public sidewalks may have short deadlines
for giving notice to the city or town responsible for maintaining the
area. If you do not provide the notice within the specified time, you
may be barred from recovering on your claim.
Therefore, it is generally a good idea to consult with an attorney as soon
as possible, if you are injured on public property in Connecticut. If
you delay, you run the risk that the deadline(s) for notice may pass.
Who Is Liable?
It is not always obvious who is responsible for the defective condition
of a public sidewalk or road in Connecticut. The town or city? The neighboring
landowner? The state of Connecticut? A contractor or developer? The answers
may depend upon the facts of your particular case. In fact, in some sidewalk
snow and ice cases, the answer may actually vary from town to town.
It can all get pretty complicated; another reason that in the wake of a
fall on public property, we believe you should promptly review the facts
of your case with a qualified premises liability lawyer in Connecticut.
RisCassi & Davis, P.C. has handled hundreds of cases based upon all
of these different claims of defective or dangerous conditions.
To get started, contact our firm as soon as possible. We can help you build your case.