The unexpected death of a loved one under any circumstances can leave families feeling lost. They may have many questions regarding how the incident occurred and who was responsible. When a person dies due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, the surviving family may have legal grounds to file a premises liability claim in order to seek compensation.
Connecticut residents may be interested in such a case that is currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that a man was attending a professional football game last year when he fell over the railing of a fire escape staircase and suffered blunt force injuries that proved fatal. The man’s surviving widow and children recently filed a lawsuit against the stadium at which the fatal incident occurred.
The family believe that a dangerous condition existed which led to the accident and that reasonable measures were not taken to address the condition. The family also believe that the staircase should have been designed to better protect patrons. The defendants note, however, that the staircase would have had to pass inspection and meet all structural, architectural and fire standards of the time of construction in order for the stadium to be allowed to open. They assert the staircase must have passed these reviews, making the lawsuit essentially null.
Dangerous conditions on a variety of property types could pose serious hazards to visitors, patrons and other individuals. If Connecticut residents have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones due to accidents that occurred as a result of unsafe conditions, they should consider their legal options. Information on premises liability claims could help them determine whether filing such claims would suit their circumstances.
Source: 9news.com, “Family of man who fell to his death at Mile High sues stadium district”, Krystyna Biassou and Marshall Zelinger, Oct. 26, 2017