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Slip and Fall

“Slip and fall” or “trip and fall” cases often occur through no fault of our own. Your accident and your related injuries may have been caused by a property owner who is negligent, one who knew about the issue on their property and failed to address it. The property owner is required to keep their property in a safe condition so that people are not injured. It is not unusual for people to suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of a fall. A fall can leave you with an injury which impacts your daily life as well as your ability to work.

Slip and fall cases include faulty steps or railings, obstructions, spills on a floor that have been left unattended, or any other issue the owner of the property knew about but did not “address.”  In Connecticut, most cases hinge on whether the property owner had “notice” of the dangerous condition.  In most cases, it is difficult to prove that the owner knew about the dangerous condition that caused the fall.  Therefore, our attorneys typically have to prove whether the owner had “constructive notice” that is that the owner should have known about the dangerous condition.  Our attorneys may prove constructive notice a number of ways.  First, it is not unusual to have a private investigator to locate witnesses and perform an inspection and determine whether this a recurring condition.  Second, we hired expert engineers to determine whether the defective condition was caused by violation of a building code, fire code or other safety code.  Finally, our attorneys through discovery will obtain inspection reports, logs and other documentary evidence that may establish “notice.”   We will also take depositions of witnesses and other agents of the owner to prove the case.

Cases such as this are complex and require the knowledge and experience of our trained attorneys.