Most people want to feel safe no matter where they are. Certain circumstances may make some areas or establishments seem less safe than others, but when individuals are lawfully on someone else's property, it is important that serious hazards do not exist that could potentially cause harm. Unfortunately, many parties do become injured due to unsafe conditions, and some find themselves looking into premises liability claims.
Connecticut residents may be interested in one woman's case taking place in another state. Reports indicated that the woman had been on the premises of an apartment complex as an invitee. While there, she reportedly fell and suffered injuries due to what was described as a defective staircase. It was unclear what may have caused the staircase to be defective or contribute to the incident.
Nonetheless, the woman stated that she suffered physical pain, medical expenses, mental turmoil and diminished earning capacity. As a result, she has filed a claim against the company that owns the apartment complex and other entities in hopes of seeking compensation for damages. Reports stated she hopes to obtain financial recompense totaling somewhere between $100,000 and $200,000.
Property owners have a duty to ensure that their premises do not present any unsafe conditions that could result in other parties' suffering. However, some owners may not take the time to address issues as they should, and -- as this case shows -- individuals could end up facing injuries. If Connecticut residents have suffered serious injuries as a result of a fall or other incident on someone else's property, they may wish to find out more information on premises liability claims.
Source: setexasrecord.com, "Woman files suit against Avery Trace, others after fall on premises allegedly caused by stairs", Philip Gonzales, Aug. 30, 2017