As the dispute between the city of Seymour, Conn. and ConnDOT continues, city residents are left dealing with a slippery mess. The dispute revolves around a strip of Route 115, Main Street in Seymour.
While ConnDOT maintains that they are only responsible for the driving lanes of the state highway, the city says that they do not have the money in their snow removal budget to remove the rest of the snow and ice. This remaining snow and ice impact those who park along the street. Residents and visitors can be seen carefully picking their way around their vehicles to reach the relative safety of the sidewalk.
What would happen in someone were to slip and fall? Unfortunately, filing a successful personal injury/slip and fall lawsuit against either party would be difficult. In Connecticut, the state agency cannot be sued and the city can only be sued under very specific conditions.
It would seem that the city or the state would want to quickly remedy the slippery situation, as the cost of a possible lawsuit would far outweigh the cost of removing snow between the driving lanes and curb. Perhaps they are hoping that nobody will get hurt during a slip and fall, or that the injured party will not take the time to find a good attorney and sue.
Whatever the reason for the delay the Connecticut personal injury attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the issue is resolved before an injury occurs.
According to accident data from across the nation, falls are one of the leading causes of injury producing accidents. As personal injury attorneys specializing in slip and fall cases we can attest to the vast number of falls that cause serious, even debilitating injuries. Types of same surface falls include:
- Trip and Fall Accidents- When an unexpected object protrudes into a walking path or is left in the way of foot traffic a trip and fall may occur.
- Stump and Fall Accidents- These occur when the foot encounters a stopping point such as a sticky point on the ground or a defect in the flooring.
- Step and Fall Accidents- A step and fall happens when the foot falls into a hole or other unexpected flooring failure.
- Slip and Falls Accidents- These are the most common types of fall accidents. They occur when the foot or feet encounter a slippery surface and the body is unable to remain upright.
It is important that you understand the many ways that fall accidents occur. Some may assume that if they didn’t slip on a slick surface they cannot file a slip and fall lawsuit. This is simply not true. Many factors go into determining fault after a fall.
If you have been hurt during a slip and fall, trip and fall accident please contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren today for your free consultation.
When we talk about slip and fall injuries many assume that these are exaggerated by attorneys or invented by the “victim”. However, a slip and fall, no matter if it occurs in the home or while out shopping can actually be a serious, even life threatening accident.
Since a slip and fall or trip and fall can occur without warning, there is no way to prepare for such an accident. In a car you wear your belt, purchase a vehicle with air bags, all in the name of safety. However, a puddle left in the middle of an isle or an item left sticking out of a shelf creates a hazard that is impossible to prepare for.
Some slip and fall accidents just happen. However, these accidents often occur when someone, an employee, a business owner, fails to protect those around them. The ensuing fall and injury may be minor, or it may be something more serious like a broken wrist or back injury.
If you have been injured you may be eligible for compensation. The Connecticut attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren have recovered lost wages and medical bills for many clients. We work to ensure that both your mental and physical needs are met. Our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve, all while keeping you informed of any and all changes in your case.
A slip and fall case is most successful when evidence is gathered immediately. Do not hesitate. Call today. 1.860.257.1000
If so there are some crucial steps you need to take. Time is not on your side. Evidence needs to be gathered immediately, you should be seen by a doctor and you should NOT sign any insurance paperwork or forms provided by the business in question.
Why are slip and fall cases so hard to prove? In Connecticut the law requires that the property owner must be negligent. Proving this negligence can be tricky as the law is very specific about the requirements that must be met. In addition, managers and store owners may work quickly to clean-up a spill or remove evidence of negligence.
If you have been injured while shopping or visiting a business are the cards stacked against you?
Maybe. But even if they are, your chances of getting maximum compensation greatly increase when you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
At Glass Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren we have been fighting for the rights of slip and fall victims for over 30 years. If you want a truly dedicated attorney who consistently wins cases please contact our attorneys today. We work to protect the injured in Hartford, Norwich, Rocky Hill and anywhere in Connecticut.