With the holiday season on the horizon as the calendar begins to turn to winter, many Connecticut residents will be going to parties with friends and family, as well as planning their own parties and get-togethers. Everyone likes a good party, but these types of situations should serve as reminders that it can be somewhat of a risk going to another person's home or going onto another person's property if you don't know what to expect - and the property owner is negligent.
For instance, many people have dogs as pets and treat them almost like children. Dog owners usually think that their dogs are gentle, loving and are not a danger to anyone. Unfortunately, many dogs can become uncomfortable in the presence of strangers and, as a result, behave in ways that their owners can't predict. This can leave guests and visitors with dog bite injuries, which could lead to personal injury lawsuits.
And now that winter weather is moving in, the prototypical "slip-and-fall" accidents are going to be more common. Property owners usually have a duty to make sure that hazardous conditions on their property are properly addressed, especially if they invite people to the property.
At our law firm, we know that most property owners do their best to make sure that the property is safe for visitors and guests. Unfortunately, some are not so careful. At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients who have suffered injuries pursue financial compensation. For more information, please visit the premises liability overview section of our law firm's website.