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Did You Suffer a Slip and Fall Accident in Connecticut?

Have you or a loved one been injured in a slip and fall accident and feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for help? You may be wondering if you have a case, if you can sue, and who exactly you should speak to about your situation. The good news is if something contributed to your slip and fall accident, you might be able to receive compensation.

At The Doctor Lawyer Team, our professional and client-focused slip and fall lawyers know the ins and outs of Connecticut’s personal injury law. We combine legal and medical expertise to deliver the results you need to move on from injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. Contact us at (833) DLT-WINS or (833) 358-9467 to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.

So, if you've been injured in a slip and fall accident, please keep reading. You may be surprised by just how much help is available to you.

Reasons to Seek Damages After a Slip and Fall

Your first thought might be, "slip and fall injuries aren't as serious as car accidents, so I’m unable to seek damages." Yet the injuries you sustain from a slip and fall accident can be just as serious and expensive as those you would sustain in any other accident. Recuperation costs may include the following:

  • Medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Mental health

Liability

Establishing liability is a crucial part of making a claim. Compensation can come from the person or entity responsible for your injuries or the insurance provider. Once you have established who is liable, the next step is to determine which type of claim to file.

Premises Liability

In Connecticut, if you have been injured while on someone else's property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim to recover compensation for your damages. To do so, you will need to prove that the property owner was negligent in their duty to maintain safe conditions and that this negligence led directly to your injuries.

A slip and fall attorney can evaluate your case and advise you about filing a premises liability claim.

Comparative Negligence

Following a slip and fall accident, the property owner bears the most responsibility. However, Connecticut permits property owners to shift liability to the slip and fall victim. The property owner could invoke the principle of comparative negligence because Connecticut is a modified comparative fault state.

This law is essential to understand if you plan on pursuing a slip and fall case, as it will affect the amount of money you can recover. If you are found to be more than 50% at fault for your accident, you will not be able to recover any damages. If you are found to be less than 50% at fault, you will be able to recover damages, but your percentage of fault will reduce the amount you can recover.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand the comparative negligence law and how it will affect your case.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Connecticut

Personal injury lawyers in Connecticut understand the law and all its nuances. As a result, having legal representation can significantly improve the strength of your slip and fall case, increasing the likelihood that you will be awarded financial compensation for your injuries. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side after an accident can be helpful for many reasons.

  1. Statute of Limitations. For personal injuries, Connecticut has a statute of limitations law. This law requires you to file any lawsuit against the person or business you believe is responsible for your injuries within two years of the slip and fall accident date. While preparing your case, your personal injury attorney strictly adheres to that timeline.
  2. Opposing Lawyers. Once you’ve initiated your personal injury lawsuit, the defendant will almost certainly retain legal counsel, typically via their insurance carrier. An experienced personal injury attorney can anticipate arguments made by the opposition.
  3. Evidence. Proof of liability is essential for any personal injury claim. For example, in a slip and fall case, an icy sidewalk may cause a slip and fall accident if the other party fails to place rock salt or a warning sign on their property. A personal injury attorney knows how to collect evidence demonstrating the other party's liability, regardless of the circumstances.
  4. Arguing Your Case. In most personal injury cases, the opposing party disputes the claim that their negligence caused the victim to slip and fall. Your slip and fall attorney is skilled at arguing your case and refuting the opposing party’s arguments.
  5. Insurance Companies. Insurance companies, like the opposing party, want to blame you for causing your slip and fall accident. Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer from The Doctor Lawyer Team knows all their tricks and schemes and can act as a go-between with them so that they are forced to pay you the appropriate amount for your injuries.

The Doctor Lawyer Team—Join the Winning Team That Fights for You

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident and are searching online for a “slip and fall lawyer near me,” The Doctor Lawyer Team can help. Our winning team can help you obtain compensation for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other issues you may face because of your injury. We also work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid from the proceeds if you win your case.

Our firm has over 40 years of trial experience. We have a proven track record of success. Attorney Paul McConnell is a former Marine Corps infantry officer, federal prosecutor, and trial judge. Dr. Michael Giordano has an active background in reviewing personal injury and medical malpractice cases for over 18 years, including several years at one of Connecticut’s most respected personal injury and medical malpractice firms. This gives you a unique advantage because The Doctor Lawyer Team combines legal and medical expertise to deliver the results you need to move on from injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident.

Contact The Doctor Lawyer Team today to schedule your free case evaluation by calling us at (833) DLT-WINS or (833) 358-9467 to learn more about your legal rights and best options for recovery. You can also fill out our online form. The Doctor Lawyer Team—Join the Winning Team.

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