One of the most common hazards at commercial and residential properties in Connecticut is standing water. Standing water is a pool of water that does not flow. It can be caused by a wide range of factors, including a leaky roof or ceiling, rainy or snowy weather, or an ice machine or refrigerator. When businesses or property owners fail to address the standing water hazard and it causes someone to slip and injure themselves, they may be held liable for their negligence.
Commercial property owners have a responsibility to be aware of hazards like standing water and to timely correct them, as well as to provide adequate warning to keep customers or visitors safe until the hazards can be corrected. Premises liability law governs situations where someone is hurt because the dangerous condition was not addressed. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, the attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help advise if you have grounds to pursue compensation.
What To Do After a Slip and Fall Incident
If you slip and fall because of standing water at a Connecticut business or another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The following tips will help build your claim after your accident:
- Seek medical treatment. Even if you think your injuries seem minor, you should seek medical care and document your treatment.
- Take photos of where your injury occurred. If you have a camera on your phone, you should take pictures of the standing water that caused your accident before anyone has the chance to clean it up.
- Don’t give a statement to the owner or sign anything. The property owner may try to use your words against you, so it is critical that you not discuss anything with anyone except your Connecticut premises liability attorney.
Contact a Connecticut Premises Liability Lawyer Today
If you have been injured on someone else’s property because of their negligence, contact the experienced Connecticut premises liability attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers.
Call 1-800-PERKINS(1-203-884-8834) or fill out the “Free Case Review” form at the top of the page to schedule a free initial consultation. During your confidential consultation, we will listen to your story and explain all of your legal options. Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if you do not receive compensation, we do not get paid. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has your best interests at heart, and we will fight tirelessly for the full and fair compensation you deserve.