Slip-And-Fall Cases: What You Should Know
Most people have experienced an embarrassing moment after stubbing a toe or slightly losing balance for a moment. Slip-and-fall accidents, however, are not trivial events. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list falls as a leading cause of brain injuries. Many accidental falls result in catastrophic and life-changing personal injuries that require extensive medical attention. When a property owner is negligent in maintaining a safe premises, accident victims should not have to bear the financial burden on behalf of the wrongful property owner.
If you or a family member has suffered a head injury, a back injury or other type of serious injury in a slip-and-fall accident, you already know that this is no minor incident. A fall on snow or ice, a fall down stairs, a fall on a slippery surface, or a fall from a balcony or bunk bed can leave a victim incapacitated for a long time. Recovery after a traumatic brain injury or broken bone or fracture can be much longer, more painful and more difficult than expected.
To receive a free initial consultation and detailed assessment of your situation after you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, contact Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC. Our attorneys represent Connecticut accident victims on a contingency fee basis, which means that clients do not owe legal fees unless or until compensation is recovered through settlement negotiations or at trial.
Aggressive, Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
Our lawyers are prepared to fight for you after a premises liability injury or a fall from a height has resulted in major losses and injuries. We know what it takes to defend your right to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after a slip-and-fall accident in a public or private location. We have represented clients who had suffered catastrophic injuries or whose loved ones were killed as the result of negligence on the part of property owners, including the following:
- Commercial property owners, including owners of stores, malls, restaurants and construction sites
- Apartment owners and management
- Construction site owners and management
- Schools, churches, libraries, hospitals, and other public and private institutions
Many people are concerned about filing a lawsuit against a negligent property owner who may be a landlord, neighbor or business that they frequently visit. In reality, slip-and-fall accidents are generally insurance matters. Taking on an insurance company does not have to be daunting. Our attorneys focus on personal injury and wrongful death matters and provide our clients with a voice against big business.
We know how to develop strong facts and counter the tactics insurance companies use to deny or undervalue injury claims. We are ready to go the extra mile to help people in Connecticut who have suffered serious injury obtain the compensation they deserve. Our goal is to maximize the financial – and medical – recovery for our neighbors who have suffered injury due to the negligence of others.
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Premises liability is an area of the law that holds property owners responsible for the safety of people who inhabit or visit their properties. Discuss your situation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, with no obligation. We offer free initial consultations, and welcome your inquiry by phone or by email through this website.
Some of our lawyers have received AV Preeminent or BV Distinguished ratings by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.* All are licensed to practice in all Connecticut state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. We have helped clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements and are ready to aggressively pursue compensation for your slip-and-fall injury claim.
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