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Can I Recover Compensation for My Slip and Fall Accident?

Hartford Personal Injury Attorney

After a slip and fall accident that results in serious injury, you will likely be dealing with significant medical expenses, lost income, and substantial physical and emotional pain and suffering. As a result, it is only natural to wonder whether you will be able to recover compensation from the person or organization that caused your accident.

 

Connecticut law entitles people who are hurt by the negligence of others to compensation for their losses. There are a wide variety of hazardous conditions that often result in slip and fall accidents that are often caused by negligence, including the following:

 

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Exposed electrical cords
  • Liquid spills
  • Uneven stairs
  • Torn carpet
  • Cracked pavement
  • Unmanaged snow and ice
  • Slippery floors
  • Debris in walkways
  • Holes in floors

 

Take Steps to Preserve Your Rights

There are certain things you can do to ensure that you are able to recover compensation after a slip and fall accident caused by another person. These include the following:

  • Document the Incident – After a slip and fall, you should document as much information about the incident as possible. If you have access to a camera, take pictures of the hazard that caused your accident. Furthermore, if your accident occurred in a commercial setting, make sure that the manager on duty generates an incident report.

  • Seek Medical Attention – You should seek medical attention after a slip and fall accident. Doing so will ensure that your injuries are identified and documented, which may be important later when you are trying to establish damages.

  • Speak to an Attorney – The most effective thing you can do to protect your rights after any type of accident is to retain an attorney as soon as possible. When you retain a lawyer, he or she will communicate with adverse parties on your behalf, ensuring that you do not say or do anything that could jeopardize your ability to recover compensation.

 

Call a Hartford Personal Injury Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident that took place on someone else’s property, there is a good chance that you are legally entitled to compensation under Connecticut law. To have an attorney review your case at no cost to you, call Leighton, Katz & Drapeau today at 860-875-7000 or contact us online.

 

1https://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/law/

2https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/negligence