Injuries on Commercial Property
Premises liability laws are meant to hold property owners accountable for any injury that an individual may sustain on their property due to dangerous conditions. The United States Department of Justice reports that premises liability cases are only second to automobile accidents in tort cases. Numerous premises liability cases involve injuries that occur on commercial property.
It is not uncommon for Connecticut residents to sustain injuries at the following types of commercial properties:
- Grocery stores
- Apartment complexes
- Parking lots
- Office buildings
- Stadiums and arenas
If you or a loved one has been injured on a commercial property due the negligence of another, you may be eligible for financial and legal recourse. Contact an experienced premises liability lawyer today to explore your legal options.
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Types of Premises Liability Claims
Most premises liability claims can be divided into three categories:
- Slip and Fall accidents (the most common type of premises liability claims)
- Trip and fall accidents
- Step and fall accidents
Listed below are some common commercial property hazards that often result in premises liability claims:
- Ice or snow on sidewalks and driveways
- Wet and slippery floors
- Elevator and escalator failures
- Falling ceilings
- Collapsed balconies
- Inadequate handrails
- Products that fall off a store shelf
- Uneven walkways
- Inadequate security that results in assault by a third party
If you’ve been injured on commercial property it’s imperative to seek legal guidance from an experienced attorney. An attorney that is well-versed in building codes and construction standards can build a strong case on behalf of the injury victim.
Injuries in Premises Liability Cases
Slips, trips and falls can cause serious and debilitating injuries. Sometimes, injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident can be more severe than injury sustained in an auto accident. Senior adults are more likely to suffer a severe injury on a commercial property than any other age group due to their fragility. Some common commercial property injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
According to the National Safety Council, falls are the second-leading cause of death in homes and communities, causing 25,000 fatalities in 2009. If your family member was fatally injured on a commercial property, then you may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit.
To learn more about Connecticut wrongful death cases, fill out the contact form on this page.
Proving Liability in Premises Liability Cases
The key to Connecticut premises liability cases is to prove that the property owner’s negligence contributed to your injury. This can be accomplished by proving any of the criteria listed below:
- The property owner knew, or reasonably should have known of the dangerous condition.
- The property owner had a reasonable opportunity to identify and correct the dangerous condition.
- The property owner caused the unsafe condition.
- The property owner failed to adequately warn the public about the dangerous conditions.
Contact a Connecticut Premises Liability Lawyer
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury on a commercial property, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today to learn more about the legal rights available to injury victims.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is available to assist injured individuals in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and the surrounding communities.
To schedule a free and confidential case evaluation, fill out the contact form on this page.