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690 Flatbush Avenue West Hartford, CT  06110-1308

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Personal Injury Lawyer For the Seriously Injured

ACCIDENTS:  FALL DOWNS

    Fall down accidents, which often result in fractures and other severe injuries, often make for difficult personal injury cases. 

    People called for jury duty tend to expect they will be hearing dramatic evidence.  They are usually surprised when a personal injury case involves something as simple as a person who had a slip and fall accident.  They often think a person who falls and gets hurt must just be clumsy.  This preconception must be recognized and overcome for the victim of a slip and fall accident to get proper compensation.

    The law does not require that sidewalks, stairs and floors be in perfect condition.  Someone who trips because one sidewalk slab is just slightly higher than another will not have a successful case.  The defect must be substantial.

    However, the law also requires that people watch where they are going when they are walking.

    To get compensated, a victim of a fall down accident has to overcome the "too small, too large" problem:  If the defect is small, then there's no case.  If the defect is large, then why did the person who fell not notice it?

   We look at your fall down case for free. 

We only charge a fee if we win or settle your personal injury slip and fall case.

    A personal injury case involving falls caused by ice or snow has additional complications.  The law does not require a property owner to immediately clear ice or snow after a storm.  The ice or snow must be cleared within a "reasonable" time.  How much time is reasonable depends on the circumstances of each case.

    Whether someone can recover for a slip and fall also depends on why the person is on the property.  Connecticut law divides people on property into three categories:  invitees, licensees and trespassers.  An example of an invitee would be a customer at a store.  An example of a licensee would be a door-to-door salesman.  A trespasser might be a child who takes a shortcut across someone's lawn.

    A storeowner must do more to protect its customers than a property owner must do to protect someone like a salesman.  And even trespassers must be protected to some extent.  Many times, it is hard to determine in a personal injury case whether someone is an invitee or a licensee or a trespasser.

    At the Serrano Law Firm, LLC, we have the experience and understanding of the law necessary to make sure fall down victims receive the compensation they deserve.

    If you are injured in a fall down accident, please call to schedule an appointment to speak with us about your personal injury case.

    You may also click here to confidentially send us information for us to review your personal injury case.

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