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Premises Liability Archives

Autumn premises hazards

A company is responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe at all times of the year. However, autumn in Connecticut can present extra risks. At McCoy and McCoy, we know it is important for you to know which hazards you should be aware of during the autumn.

Premises Liability for Airbnb

Many Connecticut homeowners enjoy the convenience of Airbnb when they travel. However, they may not have considered the fine details of renting out their home, such as the effect on their homeowners insurance or the responsibility for a renter's injuries. Before listing their house through home-sharing services, it is important for people to understand these details.

Homeowner liability for swimming pools

When Connecticut homeowners put a swimming pool into their backyard, they do not always consider what might happen if someone is injured. However, people can easily be hurt around pools, and it is important for homeowners to understand how to prevent these injuries and when they might be liable.

Understanding your liability coverage

When you purchase a house, you generally think about the happy memories your family will create, not the things which might go wrong. Yet accidents might happen at your home and there may be times when guests consider you liable for their injuries. At McCoy and McCoy, we know how important it is for you to understand your liability coverage.

Unsafe train car platform leads to conductor’s fall injuries

When news of slip-and-fall injury cases breaks in Hartford, many may be willing to give property owners the benefit of the doubt given that it seems impossible to keep their eyes on every one of their guests. At the same time, however, one might assume that they are constantly mindful of the safety and well-being of any employees or agents that they expect to be working in or around their grounds. While it may be understandable that an accident or mishap during the day can cause an unsafe condition, not ensuring that an employee’s work area is safe and secure prior to the commencement of operations may seem baffling to some.

What should you know about premises liability for weddings?

When you are planning your wedding in Connecticut, premises liability is usually not one of the elements you consider. However, accidents can happen even on your special day. It is important to be aware of your responsibility as a host so you can ensure that everyone stays safe.

Determining if you have a premises liability case

When you are injured outside of your Connecticut home, you may initially think the injury falls within the bounds of premises liability. However, an injury is not automatically considered premises liability because you were at someone else’s home or a public building. There are other conditions which usually must apply. At McCoy and McCoy, we know that these conditions can be difficult to understand at first.

What does a ramp need to be safe?

As a Connecticut business owner, you do your best to ensure that your store is accessible to everyone. However, if your ramp does not have the right specifications, someone who gets hurt may be able to say that it was a liability. According to the United States Access Board, you need to have a ramp if one portion of the ground or floor will be a half-inch higher than the rest.