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Handling Premises Liability Claims throughout the Greater Hartford Area


Slip and fall accidents occur when a person either slips, trips, or falls due to dangerous or hazardous conditions on someone else’s property. Recent studies have shown that over one million people suffer injuries from slip and fall accidents each year. These accidents can be very serious. Depending on the type of fall, these injuries can lead to disabilities that rack up medical bills and prevent individuals from working. In addition, approximately 17,000 people die as a result of their injuries.

Have you or someone you know been injured by either a slip or fall? If so, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. At Wein & Palermo, LLC, Attorney Alan Wein and Attorney John D. Palermo can provide attentive, hands-on assistance to your matter.


For a free consultation and detailed case analysis, call us or contact our offices online.

Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

A licensed Hartford slip and fall attorney can help to determine the right course of action, depending on many factors. In most cases, property owners are held responsible for any injuries that occur on their property due to hazardous or defective conditions.

Hazardous or defective conditions that cause slip and fall accidents can include:

  • Ice

  • Water

  • Snow

  • Poor lighting conditions

  • Flooring changes

  • Gaps or holes in flooring

  • Broken stairs

There are two main types of slip and fall accidents. These include same-level falls and elevated falls. Same-level falls happen frequently but are usually not as serious as elevated falls.

Some examples of each type of fall include:

  • Same-level falls

    • Slipping on slippery surface

    • Tripping on uneven flooring

    • Stepping off a curb or stair in unlit conditions

  • Elevated falls

    • Falling from a ladder

    • Falling from equipment

    • Falling from a loading dock

    • Falling down the stairs

Slip and fall accidents that occur at work should be reported immediately. If you are injured at work, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim to cover the costs of your medical bills and lost wages. Your Hartford slip and fall attorney may also be able to bring a personal injury claim against your employer.

Since the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in Connecticut is two years, it's very important to find the right attorney immediately. Call Wein & Palermo, LLC today.

Have you or someone you know been injured by either a slip or fall? If so, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact our experienced slip and fall attorneys today.

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