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Can I file an injury claim if signs were posted where I got hurt?

It happens all the time. An individual may notice a sign warning them of the wet floors, presence of a dog or even not to enter a property, but they continue along their way as if they didn't notice it ... and they wind up getting hurt. If this has happened to you, you may wonder if you have any rights to sue the property or pet owner for your injuries.

Your landlord may have to pay your medical bills if you get hurt

You went outside to take the trash one night and someone jumped out of the bushes and assaulted you. If this or something similar has happened to you, then you may be able to hold your landord liable for any injuries that you were left with.

Swimming pool liability: Tips for landlords

A landlord who rents a home or apartment with a swimming pool needs to cover him or herself with a carefully crafted premises liability. Although it's not possible to completely absolve oneself of liability when it comes to swimming pools, as long as the landlord does everything reasonably possible to prevent accidents and injuries -- and as long as he or she has a good liability waiver -- the threat of being held responsible in a swimming pool-related lawsuit will be minimized.

5 spring property hazards that can cause serious injuries

With spring in full swing, many people are cleaning up after months of cold, snow and ice. Spring cleaning isn't just important to make things look nice, either. During the winter, certain safety risks can develop or get covered up and people often put off dealing with them until its warm enough to spend more time outside.

Can I sue if I slip and fall on ice or snow in New Haven?

With three nor'easters that have already swept across the northeast over the past few months, most of us can't wait for the snow to disappear. While most of us would like to put away our shovels for the year, the City of New Haven warns that we can't.

Injured man awarded $20 million after swing set accident

Kids across Connecticut play on swing sets, jungle gyms and other outdoor recreational equipment all the time. Rarely, if ever, do parent stop and think about whether these structures have been properly inspected and maintained. However, property owners and those responsible for the equipment must be diligent in keeping it safe.

Was Your Child Injured At A Party, Camp, School Trip Or Event?

Connecticut kids and families enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities, camps, sports and social events. But what do you do if your child was seriously injured on someone else's property or someone else's watch?

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