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Premises Liability Archives

A premises liability lawsuit based on inadequate security

Many of our readers know that when Connecticut residents are injured on another person's property, it may be possible to seek compensation from the property owner in a premises liability lawsuit. These types of lawsuits are common when people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents, or due to the presence of some dangerous condition on the property in question. But what about inadequate security claims?

What are your legal options after a dog bite injury?

Most Connecticut residents probably don't expect to be in any danger when they go to another person's property, but the reality is that all too often there are dangerous conditions that visitors may not be aware of. One of those dangers is the property owner's animal -- specifically dogs.

Understanding the different types of guests on private property

All property owners throughout the state of Connecticut have certain duties with regards to the safety of others on their land. This means that they must be mindful of potential safety hazards and take proactive measures to properly warn guests or even trespassers of such warnings. Much of this depends on the status of the person who is on the private property.

Connecticut man reaches $400,000 settlement in slip-and-fall suit

When a person in Connecticut thinks of a slip-and-fall accident, they may initially imagine a spill on a grocery store floor or an icy sidewalk in the wintertime. However, slip-and-fall accidents can take place just about anywhere. Once slip-and-fall accident that recently reached a settlement four years after the incident occurred took place in a laundromat.

Hartford attorneys are ready to take on premises liability cases

When a person in Hartford is injured on another person's property, he or she may have many unanswered questions. Could the incident have been prevented? Why wasn't that broken step fixed? Why wasn't that spill mopped up? Why wasn't that dangerous animal chained? Why was that parking lot so dark when I was attacked? Finally, what may be the most difficult question a person may want answered is, "How am I going to cope with the medical bills and other losses I suffered due to my injury?"

Dog owners in Connecticut may be liable for animal attacks

Dogs may be man's best friend, and most dog owners in Connecticut are responsible pet owners who train their animals not to harm others. However, even the most mild-mannered dogs can lash out and bite or in some other way attack a person. When that happens the dog's owner could face liability.

Animal attacks can lead to catastrophic injuries

Although considered "man's best friend" and beloved by their owner, dogs are animals, and animals for the most part cannot be fully trusted. Even a trusted breed of dog has certain defense instincts, which might be triggered in a time of stress or a perceived threat.

Who is responsible for an accident on someone's property?

Although the winter months bring about some positives for many Americans, such as the beauty of a snowfall, the enjoyment of skiing, sleigh riding, ice skating and other recreational activities, as well as the joys associated with the holiday season, the cold weather also brings out new risks for those who go outdoors. Among them are slippery conditions caused by snow and ice on sidewalks, which can lead to the significant potential of slip and fall accidents.

Who is responsible for an animal attack?

Dogs have always been labelled as "man's best friend," and for good reason. Americans throughout the country take exceptional pride in their pets, and value dogs as much as anything. But, not all animals are safe. While some breeds of dogs have labels of being possibly aggressive, warranted or not, it is possible that a dog not appropriately trained, neglected or even trained to fight may attack a person.

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