Have you experienced a slip and fall on a negligent third party’s property in New Haven? If this has happened to you or someone you love, you could be eligible for financial compensation to pay for medical costs, pain and suffering, and more.
Weber & Rubano takes slip-and-fall cases against irresponsible property managers, owners, and lessees seriously. Our firm’s 60-year New Haven history can obtain you the compensation or verdict you deserve in your slip and fall case.
Contact our New Haven slip & fall lawyers for a free, no-obligation slip-and-fall case review today. We’ll be honest about your case’s future and next stages.
“Slip and fall” is the common terminology for one type of premises liability case. Premises liability law is based on the legal requirement that all property owners or leasees must maintain their property in safe conditions. While all slip and fall cases are considered premises liability cases, not all premises liability cases are considered slip and fall cases.
If you slip or trip on a property owned by someone else due to their negligence, this could make you eligible to bring a slip and fall case. To be eligible to receive compensation in your slip and fall case, you must bring your claim within the statute of limitations window, which is two years from the date of the accident or when the injury was known. Contact our New Haven slip & fall lawyers for additional guidance.
Falling is an ever-present threat to the lives of older adults. In the United States, falling is considered a public health crisis. Add to that crisis a dose of negligence from a property owner, manager, or lessee, you have a recipe for extensive pain and suffering.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers falling a public health problem and has been studying it extensively. What this organization documented is shocking:
Store owners, hotel managers, and even private property owners must take reasonable measures to prevent injury to others lawfully on their property, including preventing falls. Common causes of slip and fall accidents in New Haven include:
Property owners have the duty to recognize fall hazards on their property and promptly correct or repair them. If there is a necessary delay in correcting a slip-and-fall hazard, property owners or managers have the duty to place warning signs or limit access to the property until it is safe. Failing to take these precautions results in liability. Common injuries from slip and fall accidents range from bruises, lacerations, and sprains to fractures, traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, whiplash, and broken teeth or facial disfigurment.
If you fell on a commercial property, private property, or public property and the fall was due to the owner or manager’s negligence, you can use your phone as a tool to protect your physical and financial recovery. If you’re too injured to move safely, you can hand your phone to someone else to use for you and do the following:
Once at the hospital, ask for a thorough medical report of your injuries. Save all medical bills and call an attorney at the New Haven law office of Weber & Rubano.
To make a successful claim for damages after a slip-and-fall accident, the injury victim (plaintiff) must prove the at-fault party (defendent) liable. Proving liability in this type of accident requires gathering evidence to demonstrate the following:
Once your New Haven premises liability attorney documents liability they can craft a compelling case for your damage in a demand package sent to the property owner’s premises liability insurance.
Only in relatively rare cases of insurance companies that fail to offer a substantial settlement for damages does a slip and fall claim progress to a lawsuit, in which case, your attorney will diligently file the lawsuit within the state’s 2-year statute of limitations. Around 95% of these personal injury claim settle out of court, but your New Haven personal injury attorney is more than ready to defend your rights and best interests in court if required to secure your compensation. A court case for a slip-and-fall accident may take longer than a settlement, but a jury award for damages is often higher than a settlement.
It can be difficult to estimate the exact number of financial damages that a victim may be able to receive as the result of a slip and fall case. However, individuals can typically expect to receive either economic damages, non-economic damages or both.
Economic damages cover the victim’s losses. Non-economic damages compensate victims for intangible losses (such as pain and suffering). Punitive damages penalize wrongdoers.
Most economic costs are lost earnings. This covers present and future lost wages. Medical costs are the second most prevalent category of economic losses, and include all injury-related expenses. Reach out to our New Haven slip & fall lawyers for your free consultation.
Weber & Rubano will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your slip and fall case. We know how much a slip and fall can drastically impact your life and livelihood, so we make it easy to get started. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay us for prosecuting your case unless we win.