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New London Premises Liability Lawyer

Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safety on their premises

If you were injured in an accident on someone else’s property, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help. A lawful visitor injured because of a property owner’s failure to correct or warn them about a dangerous condition on the property may be able to recover damages from the negligent property owner through a premises liability action.

Most people who are hurt because of a property owner’s negligence are extremely confused about what to do after suffering an injury. Accidents may happen in public or private property, but many victims can be entitled to recover damages in either case with the help of a New London premises liability attorney from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. To learn more about how we can help you recover money for the injuries you have sustained, contact us today at (860) 772-2280.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle Premises Liability?

Premises liability cases can be very complicated. Proving negligence on the part of a property owner requires showing that the property owner owed you a duty of care, violated that duty of care, that violation led to your injuries, and your injuries are substantial. A premises liability lawyer can immediately conduct an exhaustive independent investigation of your accident to secure key evidence and determine all possible negligent parties.

It is important to understand that victims are only given two years to file premises liability claims, which makes it extremely important for any person who has been injured because of a property owner’s negligence to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers?

The attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have decades of combined legal experience that they use to fight for maximum compensation for people harmed by the negligence of others. Our verdicts and settlements include a $450,000 award for a 56-year-old painter who broke his left elbow, hip, ankle, and heel in addition to injuring his neck after a slip and fall accident involving a ladder.

In addition to our record of success, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also represents clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t pay our firm anything until you obtain a financial award.

You should also know that we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us to discuss your case at literally any time.

Premises Liability Cases We Handle

The first aspect of any premises liability case that needs to be examined is what the person’s status was when they visited the property. Connecticut places people into one of three statuses, and the property owner’s duty of care is different for each one:

  • Invitees — Connecticut recognizes both public invitees and business or social invitees. Connecticut General Statute § 52-557a establishes that the standard of care owed to a social invitee is the same as the standard of care owed to a business invitee. A property owner owes the highest duty of care to an invitee, including the duty to inspect the premises for hidden defects and to repair or erect safeguards, if necessary, to make the premises reasonably safe.
  • Licensees — A licensee typically enters property for their own purposes. While this may be with the property owner’s consent, it is not necessarily the same as an invitation.

Thus, the property owner has no duty to inspect, repair, or erect safeguards for licensees, but can be liable if they know of a dangerous condition that involves risk, have reason to believe the licensee will not discover it, and permit the licensee to enter or remain without warning or making the condition safe.

  • Trespassers — A property owner owes a trespasser no duty of care because the trespasser is on the property without permission.

The trespassers classification does come with one major caveat. Property owners in Connecticut can be liable for injuries to trespassers who are children when they are attracted to certain kinds of “attractive nuisances”—the tort law doctrine under which property owners can be held liable for not securing certain hazardous objects likely to appeal to children unlikely to appreciate the dangers (such as swimming pools).

Some of the most common premises liability accidents that Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers handles include, but are not limited to:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Fires
  • Unsafe structures
  • Electrocution
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Falling ceilings
  • Construction zone accidents
  • Elevator and escalator failures
  • Poor retail store maintenance
  • Unsafe walkways
  • Exposure to poisonous substances
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Lack of security cases

The almost universal response to any premises liability claim is a defendant stating an accident was caused by a victim’s negligence. For this reason, you should avoid making any statement to a property owner or their insurance company about your accident until you have legal counsel. That said, in Connecticut, you can still recover compensation as long as you were less than 51% responsible for the accident – your settlement will just be reduced by your percentage of fault.

What To Do After an Accident

After an accident, make sure that you seek medical attention—even if you do not believe you were harmed. Not only do you immediately create a medical record for your incident, but you can also have a professional ensure you did not suffer a serious injury that involves delayed symptoms.

Another important consideration following a premises liability accident involves taking pictures of the hazard that caused your injuries. If you are unable to do this because of the need for medical care, you should try to have friends or family members take photographs for you. This will help prove that the dangerous condition existed in the first place. This is especially important if the dangerous condition is easy to fix, such as a spill or tripping hazard.

Contact Us

If you or your loved one was injured by a property owner’s failure to correct a dangerous property condition in New London or a surrounding area of Connecticut, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers right away. Our New London injury lawyers can immediately investigate your accident and start compiling a persuasive case. Call 1-800-PERKINS (or (203) 397-1283 if you are outside Connecticut) to have our firm provide a no cost, no obligation review of your case.

New London Premises Liability Lawyer

If you were injured in an accident on someone else’s property, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help. A lawful visitor injured because of a property owner’s failure to correct or warn them about a dangerous condition on the property may be able to recover damages from the negligent property owner through a premises liability action.

Most people who are hurt because of a property owner’s negligence are extremely confused about what to do after suffering an injury. Accidents may happen in public or private property, but many victims can be entitled to recover damages in either case with the help of a premises liability attorney from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. To learn more about how we can help you recover money for the injuries you have sustained, contact us today at (860) 772-2280.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle Premises Liability?

Premises liability cases can be very complicated. Proving negligence on the part of a property owner requires showing that the property owner owed you a duty of care, violated that duty of care, that violation led to your injuries, and your injuries are substantial. A premises liability lawyer can immediately conduct an exhaustive independent investigation of your accident to secure key evidence and determine all possible negligent parties.

It is important to understand that victims are only given two years to file premises liability claims, which makes it extremely important for any person who has been injured because of a property owner’s negligence to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers?

The attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have decades of combined legal experience that they use to fight for maximum compensation for people harmed by the negligence of others. Our verdicts and settlements include a $450,000 award for a 56-year-old painter who broke his left elbow, hip, ankle, and heel in addition to injuring his neck after a slip and fall accident involving a ladder.

In addition to our record of success, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also represents clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won’t pay our firm anything until you obtain a financial award.

You should also know that we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us to discuss your case at literally any time.

Premises Liability Cases We Handle

The first aspect of any premises liability case that needs to be examined is what the person’s status was when they visited the property. Connecticut places people into one of three statuses, and the property owner’s duty of care is different for each one:

  • Invitees — Connecticut recognizes both public invitees and business or social invitees. Connecticut General Statute § 52-557a establishes that the standard of care owed to a social invitee is the same as the standard of care owed to a business invitee. A property owner owes the highest duty of care to an invitee, including the duty to inspect the premises for hidden defects and to repair or erect safeguards, if necessary, to make the premises reasonably safe.
  • Licensees — A licensee typically enters property for their own purposes. While this may be with the property owner’s consent, it is not necessarily the same as an invitation.

Thus, the property owner has no duty to inspect, repair, or erect safeguards for licensees, but can be liable if they know of a dangerous condition that involves risk, have reason to believe the licensee will not discover it, and permit the licensee to enter or remain without warning or making the condition safe.

  • Trespassers — A property owner owes a trespasser no duty of care because the trespasser is on the property without permission.

The trespassers classification does come with one major caveat. Property owners in Connecticut can be liable for injuries to trespassers who are children when they are attracted to certain kinds of “attractive nuisances”—the tort law doctrine under which property owners can be held liable for not securing certain hazardous objects likely to appeal to children unlikely to appreciate the dangers (such as swimming pools).

Some of the most common premises liability accidents that Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers handles include, but are not limited to:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Fires
  • Unsafe structures
  • Electrocution
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Falling ceilings
  • Construction zone accidents
  • Elevator and escalator failures
  • Poor retail store maintenance
  • Unsafe walkways
  • Exposure to poisonous substances
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Lack of security cases

The almost universal response to any premises liability claim is a defendant stating an accident was caused by a victim’s negligence. For this reason, you should avoid making any statement to a property owner or their insurance company about your accident until you have legal counsel. That said, in Connecticut, you can still recover compensation as long as you were less than 51% responsible for the accident – your settlement will just be reduced by your percentage of fault.

What To Do After an Accident

After an accident, make sure that you seek medical attention—even if you do not believe you were harmed. Not only do you immediately create a medical record for your incident, but you can also have a professional ensure you did not suffer a serious injury that involves delayed symptoms.

Another important consideration following a premises liability accident involves taking pictures of the hazard that caused your injuries. If you are unable to do this because of the need for medical care, you should try to have friends or family members take photographs for you. This will help prove that the dangerous condition existed in the first place. This is especially important if the dangerous condition is easy to fix, such as a spill or tripping hazard.

Contact Us

If you or your loved one was injured by a property owner’s failure to correct a dangerous property condition in New London or a surrounding area of Connecticut, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers right away. Our lawyers can immediately investigate your accident and start compiling a persuasive case. Call 1-800-PERKINS (or 203-397-1283 if you are outside Connecticut) to have our firm provide a no cost, no obligation review of your case.

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Our Results
  • $2.3 Million

    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

  • $2.1 Million

    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

  • $1.5 Million

    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

  • $850 THOUSAND

    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

Our Attorneys
  • Johnathan Perkins

    Jonathan Perkins

  • Wendy Kowarik

    Wendi Kowarik

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeffrey Lynch

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

  • Scott Burg

    Scott Burg

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy

  • Joshua Baum

    Joshua Baum