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Premises Liability Archives

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.

How can landowners protect themselves from premises liability

Winter is nearly here, and anyone who has lived in the northeast, including Connecticut, through a winter knows that brutally cold weather such as snow, sleet and ice storms can create hazardous conditions for anyone outdoors, whether thet are in a car or even just walking the streets or sidewalks. During these winter months, it is especially important for property owners to be mindful of potentially hazardous conditions and make every effort to ensure that precautions have been made to minimize the likelihood of an accident.

Individuals who are allowed to be on an owner's property

Property owners must always be aware of the premises liability risks for their property and what actions should be taken to prevent accidents. It's also important to understand how courts, insurance companies and legal representatives view the different types of individuals who enter a place of business and what property owners' legal responsibilities are to these people. Most courts identify three main groups of people who might have reason to be on someone's property.

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