Understanding Premises Liability: What Compensation Can You Receive If You Have Been Injured in CT
Premises liability refers to the responsibility that a property owner has to make certain that their property is safe for those who encounter it. The law that creates this duty of care does not distinguish between what type of property an injury occurs on – it can be a private residence, a business, or even property owned by the government or local municipality. When a person is injured on property and the injury is a result of improper attention being paid to making sure that people are safe, then the owner can be held legally responsible for the injuries that they incur. If you have been injured on another person’s property as a result of their negligence, then call the professionals at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law today. We will listen carefully, ask all the right questions and give you the answers you need as to what compensation you might be eligible to receive after having been injured in Connecticut.
Though most people think of slip and fall accidents when they think of premises liability and a property owner’s negligence, there are a number of different ways that a property owner can put visitors to their site in jeopardy. In addition to failing to properly clean and maintain a property and not preventing falls, a property owner can be found negligent in not having provided proper or adequate security or lighting, and this resulting in a fall or even an attack. When dog bites injuries occur, owners of animals can be found negligent in not having secured their animal. The potential dangers caused by carelessness on the part of an owner are almost endless.
When a person has been injured on a property that is determined to have been hazardous as the result of negligence on the part of the owner, they can file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation for the damages that they have suffered. This compensation can include reimbursement for any medical expenses that they have had to occur or are expected to incur in the future as a result of the injury; reimbursement for lost wages, both past and in the future; and for non-economic damages including any pain or emotional trauma you may have suffered. It is important to remember that there is a limit to how much time can go buy between the time that an accident occurs and the time that you can file a claim against a property owner. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for filing these types of claims is two years, so don’t hesitate in taking action against those responsible for your injuries. Call the lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law today to get started on the road to getting justice.
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