Written by Keith V. Trantolo
M.Z. Bristol, CT
If you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. The talented slip and fall lawyers at Trantolo & Trantolo have over 80 years of experience helping clients get compensation for their injuries. We do not charge any fees until you receive a settlement. Call us 24/7 at 1-844-999-9999 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation with no obligation.
Slip and Fall: What You Should Know
Sometimes an apology is just not enough. Has this happened to you? You’ve been shopping and fell on the store’s property, badly injuring yourself. Then, all you got from the business store owner was “I’m sorry.” But “I’m sorry” won’t pay your medical bills or make up for the wages you lost because of your injury.
Premises liability is an area of the law that holds a property owner responsible for any injuries sustained by other people on their property. Most often, premises liability cases involve “slip & falls” or “trip & falls.”
When we visit someone’s property, we assume that they have taken the necessary steps to ensure that no one will be injured. That’s because property owners have a duty to inspect and maintain their property – public or private – and take the necessary steps to remedy any dangerous conditions that may exist.
BENEFITS OF HIRING A SLIP & FALL ATTORNEY
It can be difficult to prove negligence in a premises liability suit. The test is whether the property is reasonably safe for its intended use. To hold the property owner responsible for personal injuries sustained in a “slip & fall,” which range from broken bones to the immediate and long-term ramifications of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI), the injured party must prove the existence of a dangerous condition; that the owner knew or should have known of its existence; and that the dangerous condition had existed for such a period of time that the owner should have discovered it in time to remedy it.
If by no fault of your own you were seriously injured on someone else’s property, you need the experienced premises liability attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo to help you navigate this complicated area of the law. Contact a premises liability lawyer today.
WHAT DEFINES A SLIP AND FALL CASE?
WHAT COMPENSATION CAN I GET FOR A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT?
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
- Slip and Fall Leading to Limb Amputation
- Surgery After a Slip and Fall Accident
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS AFTER A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS IN GROCERY AND BIG BOX STORES
WHAT TO DO AFTER A SLIP AND FALL AT A GROCERY STORE
In a slip and fall case, the victim has the burden of proving their claim. Therefore, it is crucial to take specific steps to help your case. After a slip and fall accident at the grocery store, you should:
- Alert the store manager immediately. The manager should fill out an incident report and provide you with a copy.
- Take photographs and videos of the scene. Even though grocery stores usually have security cameras that may have captured the accident, it is helpful for your claim to show the scene from your point of view.
- Ask the manager for the store’s insurance information. For large grocery stores, ask for information about the corporate headquarters. For small grocery stores, ask for the owner’s contact information.
- Keep a record of any expenses related to your accident. These could include medical bills, lost wages at work, and other losses. Your CT slip and fall attorney will use this information to negotiate your settlement.
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
OUR LARGEST SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENTS
Trantolo & Trantolo has successfully represented CT slip and fall accident victims for more than 80 years. Our clients have received settlements as large as $775,000 for their slip and fall injuries. See below for more settlement awards we have recovered for our clients.
Several Of Our Slip and fall Lawsuit Results
|Award Amount||Type of Case|
|$775,000||Our client was walking down an icy driveway to take out the trash when she slipped on the ice and fell. Her injuries required surgery and physical therapy, which cost her time at work.|
|$675,000||Our client was walking near a retail store when a ladder struck him. His injuries included a severely fractured skull and an array of neurological complications.|
|$500,000||Our client was entering a bathtub when she suffered second and third-degree burns from the scalding water. Improper water systems caused the dangerously high water temperature.|
|$497,000||Our client was walking on an icy walkway when he slipped and fell, suffering multiple severe fractures that required surgery.|
|$480,000||Our client was walking across a parking lot when she slipped on ice. Her fall caused severe injuries that required surgeries and rehabilitation and ultimately left her with a permanent partial disability.|
|$450,000||Our client was walking across a parking lot when she stepped into a pothole hidden by leaves and fell. She suffered injuries to her foot, leg, and back, requiring multiple surgeries and physical therapy.|