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How To Determine Fault

In these cases, the main factor that will need to be determined is who is at fault for the incident taking place to begin with. Falling is not enough reason for a case and it needs to be evident that the property owner was negligent in some manner.

It will be necessary to determine if you were being cautious and watching where you were going, and if accident was truly outside of you taking reasonable precaution. Signs where the owner may have been negligent in a slip and fall include if the walkway was not property lit and made it difficult to see where you stepped.

If the ground was slippery this can be a big factor. Uneven walkways should be addressed or any other dangers that should have been taken care of to avoid an accident. Property owners are not automatically responsible so it will need to be shown that they were at fault in order to recover compensation.

Can I Still File a Claim if I Was Partially at Fault for the Slip and Fall Accident in Connecticut?

Even if you had some blame for a slip and fall accident, you are still able to make a claim in Connecticut. In accordance with the state’s "modified comparative negligence" rule, individuals remain entitled to damages provided that their liability for the accident is not greater than 50%. On the other hand, the proportion of fault will be deducted from the compensation received.

For example, if you were found to be 30% responsible for your slip and fall due to not paying attention to where you were walking, and the property owner was 70% at fault, you can still pursue compensation. If the total damages amount to $10,000, your award would be reduced by 30% (your share of the fault), so you would receive $7,000 instead of the full amount.

Navigating these legal details can be difficult, which is why it matters that you speak with a seasoned Connecticut personal injury lawyer. An experienced slip and fall attorney in Hartford can help you evaluate your case, acquire essential evidence, and work on your side to ensure your rights are protected. At David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC, our lawyers are well-versed in Connecticut's premises liability laws and can work relentlessly to get the best possible resolution for your circumstance, even if you share some responsibility for the accident.


For experienced guidance, get in touch with the slip & fall lawyers in Hartford at David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC. Contact us online or call (860) 528-4567.

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