What Is The Duty To Keep People Safe From Injury?

If you've been seriously injured on someone else's property, you may wonder what you can do about it. Property owners, both commercial and residential, have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe. If you suffer injury because a property owner failed to live up to this duty, you have the legal right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to your injury. At Kocian Law Group, we can help.

Our experienced premises liability lawyers can help you determine the extent of the property owner's liability and the extent of your damages. Because premises liability cases can be complicated, you need a competent, experienced firm to handle your claim.

What Are The Common Causes Of Premises Liability-Related Injuries?

Some common defects that exist on unsafe properties include:

  • Dangers arising from failure to maintain the property
  • Snow and ice accumulation
  • Broken walkways
  • Inadequate security
  • Broken or damaged structures, such as stairways, porches and steps
  • Lack of safety features, like guardrails for high balconies
  • Supermarket conditions causing slip and fall/injury
  • Unsound structures that collapse
  • Fire and explosions
  • Aggressive dogs
  • Precariously placed objects that fall and injure residents

What Is The Duty On Rental Property?

When an injury occurs on a rental property, the party or parties responsible for the injury and the care of the property may be the landlord, the tenant or both. Who is responsible in a particular case depends on many factors, including where on the property the injury occurred, who was injured, and whether any lease or rental agreement assigns duties to maintain certain portions of the property.

Skilled Representation In Premises Liability Cases

Each premises liability case presents a number of legal factors and considerations. Our experienced attorneys can assist you with the preparation and prosecution of your premises liability case.

Contact us at 860-281-2908 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer flexible hours and have office locations throughout Connecticut, including Hartford, Waterbury, New Britain and Manchester.