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Types of premises liability cases

When a person falls victim to unsafe or hazardous conditions at a retail store, mall or neighbors’ property in Connecticut, he or she may be able to file a premises liability case against the property owner. According to the Connecticut General Assembly, people have a responsibility to ensure that their property is safe and does not pose a threat to others. Property owners who know that they have broken equipment, maintenance issues or other unsafe conditions on the premises and fail to fix those problems, may be held accountable for any injuries that occur as a result of their negligence

There are several types of premises liability cases, including incidents that arise from swimming pool accidents, unsafe escalators and/or elevators and accidents stemming from small pools or floods caused by water leaks. Slip-and-fall accidents may occur when there are wet or oily floors, unattended spills or bad weather conditions, as reported by the University of Wisconsin. Slip-and-falls are one of the most common types of property injuries, and can cause result in traumatic brain injury, broken bones and spinal cord damage.

Another common type of liability case occurs when people trip over broken or loose floorboards, extension cords, electrical wires or unsecured rugs and/or carpets. Accidents can also occur when the following conditions are present:

  •          Poor lighting
  •          Inadequate security
  •          Lack of maintenance
  •          Broken or poorly maintained equipment

People who are exposed to toxic chemicals or fumes may also be entitled to compensation for their injuries depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. 

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