Most people who are in any way familiar with premises liability law often associate this particular area of the law with the classic "slip-and-fall" scenario. In this type of situation, individuals suffer an injury after they fall on another party's property due to the presence of a dangerous property condition, such as a slippery floor surface. However, this is just one type of scenario that can result in a premises liability claim in Connecticut.
While most people probably envision slip-and-fall incidents occurring at a retail or other commercial location, such as a grocery store, the reality is that these types of accidents can occur on private property as well. Imagine a circumstance in which you are at a house party and you fall and injure yourself due to a broken handrail on a set of stairs - this could lead to a premises liability claim.
Or, another scene that could result in a premises liability claim is a dog bite or other animal attack. In these circumstances, the pet's owner will most likely be held responsible for the animal's behavior, even if the attack occurred on that person's property. Inadequate security claims are also common under premises liability law, where a person is injured in some kind of assault or robbery due to the lack of security on the premises in question.
At our law firm, we do our best to assess our clients' claims for validity under premises liability law. When Connecticut residents are injured on another person's property, they may be able to seek compensation in civil court. For more information, please visit our law firm's website.