Sidewalk Accidents

Hartford County Sidewalk Accident Attorneys

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We walk through our towns and cities with little knowledge of the hazards we face as we navigate from one place to another. When we are hurt because of a sidewalk accident, it is important to consider our legal options and protect ourselves from an uncertain future. If you fall on a sidewalk, you could endure serious injuries, including concussion, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and more. These injuries can impact your life and livelihood. In these cases, it is important to explore the party responsible for the walking surface and take the necessary legal actions to hold them accountable for their negligence. You could recover damages that will cover your medical bills in whole, compensate you for lost income and the impacts to your future. Compensation can depend greatly on the severity of the injury so contact our law firm to investigate the matter immediately. If you need quality legal support in a sidewalk accident, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman.

Connecticut sidewalk accident laws

The party responsible for the conditions of a sidewalk can be confusing. In Connecticut, a private property owner can be liable for the conditions of a sidewalk if a municipality takes formal action to assign liability. If the municipality does not take formal action to assign responsibility to a private or commercial party, the government is liable for your injuries. If the municipality took formal action to assign liability, it is the property owner who is responsible for your injuries. Each community is different, so it is important to contact an attorney to investigate who is responsible.

Proving negligence

Whatever the case, you will need to prove that the municipality or property owner was negligent. This means that the responsible party knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard and did not take action to fix the problem. In sidewalk accidents, this could include a number of hazards, including weather conditions, problems with the pavement, slippery substances, and more. It is best to consider acting for yourself. You should seek medical attention immediately. If possible, take pictures of the area and hazard and talk to any witnesses that may have seen your accident.

Contact a Connecticut sidewalk accident attorney

The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman has been a legal resource for the people of Connecticut for over 35 years. Sidewalk accidents can lead to serious injuries that can devastate your life and ability to work. Do not sit idly by while a negligent party impacts your life. If you need to sue a municipality, you have very little time so take action as quickly as possible. If you need quality legal support, contact our firm for a consultation.