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 & maintain their property–public or private, and take the necessary steps to remedy any dangerous conditions that may exist.
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; and 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 attorney at Trantolo & Trantolo help you navigate this complicated area of the law. Contact a Connecticut premises liability lawyer today.