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Slip and Fall Accident Claims

Waterbury Accident Attorneys

Slip and fall accidents can result in very serious injuries and are sometimes fatal. In Connecticut, slip and fall accident claims are based on a theory of law called premises liability which holds property and business owners responsible for maintaining a safe environment for visitors, customers, and sometimes even trespassers. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Connecticut, the Waterbury accident attorneys of Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, LLP, can help you recover the compensation you so badly need.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Business and property owners have a duty to maintain an environment free from slip and fall hazards. Common causes of actionable slip and fall accidents include:

  • Spills which are not cleaned up in a timely fashion
  • Lack of slip-resistant floors
  • Cleaning products, grease, or other slippery residues left on floors
  • Wet floors which are unmarked during cleaning
  • Slick flooring or walkway material
  • Damaged or unsecured flooring materials
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Uneven floors or walkways
  • Uneven or damaged stairs
  • Faulty handrails or lack of handrails
  • Lack of warning sign for step down or step up
  • Debris and other messes
  • Lack of warning sign for slippery or damaged surfaces
  • Electric cords in walkway
  • Low obstacles
  • Open drawers or file cabinets
  • Negligent snow and ice removal
  • Failure to maintain a clean environment leading to overgrowth of slick mold
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Potholes and otherwise damaged parking lots surfaces
  • Loose gravel

Preserving Evidence

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Connecticut, please call us right away at (888) 244-5480 or contact us online. The sooner our Waterbury slip and fall accident attorneys can begin the investigation, the more useful evidence we can collect. As time passes, evidence of the dangerous conditions which caused your accident may be lost, destroyed, or altered. Over time, witnesses’ memories can fade, and some witnesses may no longer be available.