Are slip and fall cases hard to win? That's a tough question to answer, because every slip and fall accident is unique. There is no doubt that situations involving a slip, trip, and fall can be challenging because there are many variables at play and the injured party has to prove negligence on the liable party.
Although many of these cases are winnable, the chances of success depends greatly on the specifics of each claim. Your ability to demonstrate that the defendant's negligence caused your injuries is critical to a positive outcome.
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident in Connecticut, you may be wondering what your options are. Let us help you figure it out. Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law has provided legal representation for many CT slip and fall accident victims. We have the experience and knowledge to bring a successful outcome to your case.
Obstacles Many Face in Slip and Fall Cases
The majority of personal injury cases can be won by demonstrating fault, usually via video footage, police reports, mileage logs, trucking logs, and eyewitness testimony. There might not be any such proof in slip and fall claims, which is why it can be difficult to prove in some cases.
In a slip and fall case, the victim's firsthand account and the evidence of any witnesses who were present must be relied upon. As a result, you can encounter certain difficulties when attempting to obtain compensation for your injuries. You should also make sure that the case includes each and every requirement for a personal injury claim. This includes:
- While you were on the defendant's land, they owed you a duty of care.
- You suffered injuries and financial losses.
- The defendant's negligence resulted in both your injury and losses.
How to Establish Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case
The injured party must show that the manager or owner was negligent in maintaining the property and that there was a dangerous condition that directly contributed to your injury. This is the main piece to be successful in a slip and fall injury claim.
Property owners have a duty to fix any slip and fall hazards and/pr notify visitors of potentially dangerous situations. Beverages spilt on a tile floor would be one example.
After an accident, it's important to take note of the scene, capture photos, and note the names and contact information of any witnesses present when the accident occurred. You must prove negligence to win a slip and fall lawsuit in Connecticut, including one of the following:
- The property owner or someone managing the property knew about the hazard that caused your injury but did nothing to fix or remove it.
- The property owner or one of their staff members created the hazard that resulted in your injuries.
- The danger should have been known to the property owner or one of their employees. They should have identified the issue and taken steps to have it corrected or removed so that there was no danger to the guests.
Compensations in CT Slip and Fall Cases
Our slip and fall attorneys at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, fight for the highest compensation possible to cover any losses brought on by your accident. However, every case is different, and the severity and long-term duration of your injuries will often determine how much your claim is worth. In a slip and fall case, compensatory damages — which cover compensation for medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other losses — cannot be limited.
You may be entitled to financial compensation for both economic and non-economic damages under the state's premises liability laws. Losses can include:
- Accident-related medical costs, including projected future medical costs
- Losses from missed work and income while recovering from the accident
- Pain and suffering
Connecticut's Statute of Limitations For Slip and Fall Accidents
The two-year statute of limitations in Connecticut applies to personal injury claims, such as slip and fall accidents. The day of the accident marks the start of the two-year time period, which means if your accident happened on July 1, 2020, you have until July 1, 2022 to submit your claim.
Make sure to file your claim prior to the two-year cutoff so you do not forfeit your option to seek compensation for your losses.
Consult a CT Slip and Fall Attorney To Understand Your Rights
It's important to speak with a skilled CT slip and fall lawyer who is knowledgeable about injury law and has experience handling slip and fall lawsuits in the area. Make sure to look for someone with experience and a successful track record. This could have a major impact on how your case turns out.
Our team at Brandon J. Broderick have decades of experience in representing clients in various types of personal injury cases, including slip and falls. There is no initial risk or upfront costs. Unless your claim is successful, there is no cost to retain our services. We are only paid if you are.
For a free consultation, get in touch with us today. We represent clients across the entire state of Connecticut, as well as New Jersey, New York and the surrounding areas.