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When property owners fail to provide a safe environment for those who come to their property, accidents that lead to terrible injuries can occur. Premises liability laws exist to protect those who are injured on another’s property. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury, you should get in touch with an experienced Connecticut premises liability lawyer from the Law Offices of James A. Welcome to see if you are eligible to pursue a personal injury claim.

Types & Causes of Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability accidents take many forms and it’s impossible to tell if the property owner can be held liable without hearing the specifics of a case.

Common causes of premises liability accidents include the following:

  • Slippery floors or unsafe walking surfaces
  • Negligent security
  • Pool accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Poor maintenance

The Duty of a Property Owner in Connecticut

The extent to which a property owner might be held liable for your injuries depends in part on what kind of visitor you were.

  • A property owner owes the highest level of care to invitees. For example, if you were invited by the owner of the property to do business, or if you were a patron of a business on the property, you should expect a high standard of safety
  • A property owner has a slightly less high duty of care to licensees. An example of a licensee would be a friend visiting another friend at his or her house. That friend does not necessarily have a responsibility to proactively check for safety risks in the home; however, it is expected that the friend provide reasonable warnings for existing risks or hazards. If a guest is injured by something on a rental property, there is a chance that the landlord might be able to be held accountable for the injury.
  • Property owners do not necessarily owe a duty of care to trespassers. They are not entirely off the hook however. Property owners are expected to take reasonable care to prevent any hazards on their property if a child was to wander onto it. A common example would be putting a fence around a swimming pool.

Speak with a Skilled Connecticut Premises Liability Lawyer

Over the years, our founding attorney has been named to Super Lawyers® multiple times and maintained a high rating on Avvo for his commitment to excellence. Our firm is passionate about helping our clients obtain the justice they deserve and about making sure that our clients are taken care of throughout the process.

Call (203) 806-7922 to learn more about your options. Our staff can speak fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, & Cantonese and we are available for weekend and evening appointments, if necessary. Contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney today.

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