Premises Liability

An owner of real property has a duty to keep their property safe. This duty applies to all property whether residential, commercial or public property.  When an owner fails to keep their property safe and someone is injured, the owner can be held responsible for the damages. If you have suffered a serious injury because of slipping, tripping or falling on a dangerous or hazardous condition then you should talk to a personal injury attorney at Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC.  We have a successful record of helping people recover full and fair compensation for their injuries.

A premise liability case can arise from many situations.  We have represented parties in the following premise liability cases:

Ice and snow slip and fall injuries

One of the most common premise liability claims is caused by a person slipping on ice or snow.  In Connecticut, parking lots, sidewalks, driveways and steps should be cleared within a reasonable time after a winter storm. If you have fallen and suffered an injury from ice and snow that was not cleared, contact our attorneys to learn about your legal options.

Staircase accidents 

Another common premise liability claim arises from an owner of property not building or maintaining stairs that comply with the Connecticut building code.  Some common examples include not having proper handrails, or having stairs that are too steep.  If you have been injured due to a defective stairway, contact our attorneys to learn about your legal options.

Tripping accidents-

An owner of property has a duty to make sure that their property is clear and free of any tripping hazards. This can include tripping in a store or as a result of a broken sidewalk or curb.  Some other common tripping hazards can be insufficient lighting, faulty handrails or items left in walking areas. If you have been injured due to a defective property that caused your fall, contact our attorneys to learn about your legal options.

Swimming pool accidents-

Drowning accidents happen in both private and public pools and unfortunately are often caused when the owner fails  to keep the pool area safe.  If you or your child sustained injury in a swimming pool,  you may be able to recover compensation if the accident was caused by someone’s negligence.  The emotional toll that a swimming pool accident takes on a family can be extreme.  We understand this and  are committed to ensuring that justice is sought and the negligent party is held responsible.

Practice Areas

Our law firm handles the full range of litigation and personal injury matters representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the following matters: