Injury Attorneys Serving Connecticut
Premises Liability

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 other crime
  • 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 condition.
  • 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.

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