Property owners have a duty to keep their premises free from defective conditions. Falls due to a defective condition, for example, can cause traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries such as broken bones.

Premises liability law holds property owners and managers liable for slip and fall injuries caused by their negligence on their premises. They have a legal responsibility to keep people safe on their property. When you or a loved one suffer harm due to a negligent property owner, you should reach out to a well-practiced personal injury attorney. A Watertown slip and fall lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC could review the circumstances of your accident and determine whether you have a viable legal claim.

Understanding the Legal Standards in Premises Cases

In order to hold a negligent property owner accountable, you need to demonstrate that your injury was caused by a dangerous condition on the premises. In addition, you need to show one of the following:

  • The property owner created the dangerous condition;
  • The property owner was aware of the dangerous condition and failed to address it (either by fixing it or warning people on the premises of the danger); or
  • The property owner should have been aware of the dangerous condition (usually because it existed for some length of time prior to the accident) and failed to address it.

This area of law is intended to keep our communities safe by requiring property owners to take responsibility for safety on their premises.

We Will Fight for Your Rights After a Premises Incident

When you come to our compassionate Watertown attorneys after you slip and fall or suffer an injury caused by a dangerous condition, we’ll listen. We’ll hear your story and answer any questions you may have about your legal rights and options. As soon as you retain us, we’ll contact the liability insurance company and inform them that they should send any further communications about your claim to us. Our firm will handle the insurance company and keep you informed while you focus on healing.

Premises cases are legally complex; the outcome depends on the evidence we’re able to gather about the incident itself, as well as your legal status on the premises at the time it happened and the extent of the injury and effects it has had on your life. We will relentlessly advocate for you in negotiations and, if necessary, at trial. Our proactive slip and fall lawyers in Watertown are always prepared to go to court and argue your case in front of a judge and jury, including preparing our strategies and arguments in our in-house courtroom.

Contact a Watertown Slip and Fall Attorney to File a Claim

We have decades of experience representing victims of dangerous premises throughout Connecticut. It’s important that you reach out to us right away before evidence disappears and legal deadlines expire. Contact us to schedule your free remote consultation with a Watertown slip and fall lawyer.