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Property owners have an obligation to ensure the safety of their premises so that those who have a right to be there do not sustain an injury or illness. However, there are times when property owners breach their duty of care, and this can lead to severe injuries. At Jacobs & Jacobs, we are here to help if you need a New Haven premises liability attorney by your side. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate claims against negligent property owners to ensure that you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Premises liability cases can become challenging because they will involve extensive investigation in order to prove liability. An attorney will use their resources to uncover:
While conducting an investigation, an attorney will also ensure that their client is evaluated by trusted medical and economic professionals to help properly calculate total expected losses. Using all of this information, a personal injury attorney will work to negotiate a fair settlement on behalf of their client.
Premises liability cases can arise in many different ways. The reality is that property owners have a duty of care that they owe to those who have a right to be on their premises. If a property owner breaches the duty of care that they owe to others, whether through their actions or inaction, then they may be held liable for any injuries that occur.
In and around the New Haven area, there are several ways that premises liability cases can arise. The team at Jacobs & Jacobs has helped individuals who have sustained injuries in the following situations:
This is not an exhaustive list of the ways that premises liability cases arise. If you have any questions about whether or not you have a potential claim against a property owner, we encourage you to reach out to one of our premises liability attorneys as soon as possible.
There may be various property owners that can be held liable for injuries that occur on their premises. This can include:
In many cases, our attorneys discover that premises liability incidents are caused by the failure of property owners to regularly inspect and maintain their premises. If a property owner discovers a problem and fails to promptly remedy the situation or place warning signs for patrons, this is negligence. Additionally, it is crucial to have adequate security measures in place, particularly for various types of businesses throughout New Haven. Without adequate security, whether in the form of security personnel or properly working doors, windows, locks, and cameras, the safety of patrons could be placed in jeopardy.
Victims of premises liability incidents need to be aware that they have a limited amount of time to file these claims in court. The Connecticut personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date the injury occurs. This means that a premises liability victim needs to file their claim within a two-year window, or they lose the ability to recover the compensation they need.
There are various exceptions to this statute of limitation, and we encourage you to speak with one of our attorneys about your case so we can make sure that your claim is filed on time.
Even if you were partially at fault for an injury that occurred on another person’s property, you may still be able to recover compensation. Connecticut operates under what is called a “modified comparative negligence” rule. This means that a person can still recover compensation, so long as they are less than 50% responsible for the incident. Any person more than 50% responsible will not be able to recover any compensation at all.
However, the total amount of compensation a person receives will be reduced based on their percentage of fault for the incident. For example, suppose a person sustains $10,000 in damages as a result of a slip and fall injury caused by a spill that should have been cleaned at the grocery store. However, if a jury determines that the victim was 20% responsible for their own injury because they were looking at their cell phone when the incident occurred, then they would receive $8,000 instead of the full $10,000.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of the property owner in the New Haven area, reach out to the team at Jacobs & Jacobs for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into your case and help you recover compensation from the property owner’s insurance carrier or from the property owner directly. We will not back down, and we will take your case to trial if we have to. When you need a New Haven premises liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (203) 777-2300.