One second, you’re walking through an aisle of a grocery store you’ve visited a hundred times; the next, you’ve lost your footing and are desperately reaching out for a way to stop your fall. Our experienced personal injury attorneys at MeehanLaw, LLC in Westport, Connecticut represent individuals hurt in Fairfield County slip and fall accidents. When someone else is to blame for unsafe property conditions that leave you with medical bills and other costs, we work to help you recover monetary damages that address your losses.
Wet and slippery floors regularly cause injuries requiring medical treatment. Walkways present dangers when they are damaged or poorly lit or littered with debris or obstructions. Connecticut residents must also be wary of sidewalks and parking lots that are not sanded or salted properly before a winter storm or that go unshoveled after one. Common slip, trip and fall injuries include:
MeehanLaw has provided reliable legal representation to Connecticut residents injured in falls since 1961. Our personal injury lawyers strive to settle premises liability lawsuits efficiently. In tragic cases when a life is lost, we handle wrongful death actions with care and professionalism.
Property owners must maintain their premises safely for those who have a legal right to be on them. If you are hurt through a slip and fall accident because of a hazardous condition that the owner knew or should have known about, you may be able to recover damages. Connecticut’s modified comparative negligence standard allows you to sue if you are not more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, but if you bear any liability, your award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you trip in a parking lot pothole while you are texting, it may be determined that the parking lot owner is 80 percent at fault. Under the terms of a settlement or verdict, your compensation would be reduced by 20 percent.
It’s important to act in a timely manner: you have two years from the date of the injury to file an injury claim in Connecticut. When you speak with us promptly after your accident, we assess the strength of your case and can begin collecting evidence, such as security camera footage and witness testimony to demonstrate the negligence of property owners. We will then pursue compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other relevant expenses that stemmed from the accident.
Recovering after a slip and fall can be less stressful when determined personal injury lawyers advocate for your best interests. MeehanLaw, LLC offers quality representation to people throughout Fairfield County. To schedule a free initial consultation at our Westport office, call us at 203-916-1743 or contact us online.