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Connecticut Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP’s Connecticut slip and fall accident lawyers have handled numerous matters involving injury claims arising from slip and fall accidents.

Slip and fall accidents are notorious in states such as Connecticut, especially in the winter months.  These accidents can occur on any type of premises, including businesses or personal residences.  Slip and fall accidents typically stem from unsafe conditions on the property that are not clearly visible.  If you have been injured as the result of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Slip and Fall Accidents

“Slip and fall” is a term which describes an injury received after a person slips, trips, or falls on another person’s property.  These injuries typically occur in a commercial or public business location due to one of the following incidents:

  • Liquid spill was not cleaned up
  • Hidden or unknown property hazard existed
  • Safety code violations
  • Potholes in sidewalks
  • Unsafe stairs
  • Negligently placed wires
  • Icy sidewalks or roads
  • Torn carpeting or other floorboard hazards

These accidents frequently occur in business such as hotels and grocery stores where many people walk around each day.  While it may seem difficult for property owners to be constantly on alert for any hazards on their property, property owners do have a duty to guests on their property to provide safe premises.  Property owners must be kept on high alert to make sure any spill is immediately cleaned up or properly cordoned off from the rest of the property.

Winter months are even more treacherous and likely for slip and fall accidents to occur due to icy conditions.  Property owners must take the necessary precautions to ensure their guests do not experience icy falls, which are even more dangerous than other slip and fall injuries.

Slip and fall accidents may also occur on private residences, although property owners continue to have a duty to protect guests on their property from dangerous conditions.

Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys

Unfortunately slip and fall accidents have received a bad reputation in the media and news agencies.   However, what the vast majority of people do not realize is that most slip and fall accidents result in severe injuries that can lead to hospital stays.  Slipping on the hard tile of a grocery store can lead to broken bones and other severe bruising or internal injuries.    The Connecticut slip and fall accident lawyers of Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP have years of experience in handling slip and fall accidents.  We will work with you to recreate the accident and interview all available witnesses to the accident.  You should not be responsible for paying any medical bills or taking time off work to heal from your injuries when you were simply walking in a public business.  Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.