Dressler Law
Free Consultation Free Consultation 860-952-3026

Serious Injuries… Competent Lawyers Daños Serios… Abogados Competentes

Understanding premises liability in your area

Injuries are an ever present possibility, no matter who you are or what your style may be. One of the most common types of personal injuries are those that occur while on the property of another person or company. If you have been injured while on someone else's property, you may be eligible to recover compensation through a premises liability suit, depending on the specific facts of your experience.

Each state maintains its own statutes that govern the specifics of how a premises liability suit may play out, but the underlying legal theories remain fairly consistent throughout the country. Every year, the boundaries of the law ebb and flow as new guidelines are established and court cases set precedent for specific situations.

When considering a premises liability suit, you will need to identify who exactly should be held responsible for your injury before filing a claim. This is not always as straightforward as it seems. For instance, in many areas, there are laws that grant government entities immunity from such lawsuits, so it may not be possible to sue for injuries that were suffered on government or public property.

Furthermore, many businesses attempt to offset the likelihood of a premises liability suit by placing warnings around areas that may present a specific danger. If you have ever seen a sign declaring that the floor is wet and may be dangerous after it has been mopped, this is exactly why.

The reality of the matter is that there are rarely clear-cut answers when it comes to a premises liability suit. If you have suffered an injury and believe that you are entitled to recover compensation, then the best course of action is to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you evaluate your case and determine the most likely path to a successful claim. Such an attorney will also assist you in gaining a greater understanding of the local system for making liability claims, and help you protect your rights throughout the process.

Source: Findlaw, "Premises Liability FAQ," accessed Dec. 16, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Our Office Location Phone: | Fax:

84 Cedar Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860-952-3026
Fax: 860-522-1203
Hartford Law Office Map

41 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052

Phone: 860-952-3026
Fax: 860-522-1203
New Britain Law Office Map

265 Meriden Road
Waterbury, CT 06705

Waterbury Law Office Map

Waterbury Office

View Our all Videos

Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
United States district court CHBA - Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association AV - Peer Review Rated Connecticut Bar Association HCBA pennsylvania bar association massachusetts bar association Million Dollar Advocates Forum