When Unsafe Property Leads to Injury
If you slip on a slick surface, are attacked by a neighbor's dog or are assaulted in a parking lot, you may have a premises liability claim. Premises liability generally covers injuries and accidents that occur on another party's property. If the property owner's negligence caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
At the law office of Richard H. Raphael, I represent people injured by premises liability accidents. Some of the most common premises liability claims involve slip-and-fall accidents, negligent security issues, inappropriate design and failure to meet building codes. Animal attacks are also a frequent cause of injury. As an experienced personal injury attorney, I have the skill to pursue your claim and recover the compensation you deserve.
Slip-and-Fall Accidents, Negligent Security and Dog Bites
Failing to properly maintain residential or commercial premises safely may result in serious injuries or wrongful death. I represent injury victims and their families in many types of premises liability claims, including:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents — People may hit their heads and suffer brain injuries when they fall, making these accidents catastrophic or fatal. Other common injuries include broken bones, and back, neck and spinal injuries.
- Negligent security — Insufficient lighting, broken gates and locks, broken security systems and building defects can increase the likelihood of physical and sexual assault, robbery and additional injuries. Open hazards such as swimming pools can cause injury or death due to lack of safety measures or warning.
- Dog bites — It is common for children to be bitten on the face, which requires numerous surgeries and cosmetic procedures. In a severe attack, the victim can lose an eye, suffer permanent scarring or lose the use of an arm, hand or leg.
I can help you and your family seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills, monthly expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Please call my Westport, Connecticut, office at 203-349-8628 to schedule a free consultation with a Stamford slip-and-fall injury lawyer. You may also contact me online. Evening and weekend appointments may be available.