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Premises liability claim filed against hospital after fall

Property owners and business operators have a duty to ensure that their premises remain safe for visitors and patrons. If dangerous conditions do exist, they should be attended to as soon as possible and warnings of the hazards should be present to lessen the risk of accidents. When these precautions are not taken, individuals could suffer serious injuries, and premises liability claims could result.

Connecticut readers may be interested in such a case that was recently filed in another state. Reports indicated that a woman had been at a hospital visiting a patient when she was involved in an accident. Apparently, there had been a wet substance on the floor, and due to a lack of warning of its presence, the woman slipped and fell.

The incident resulted in her suffering injuries to her knee and her back. She believes that the hospital was negligent because staff knew of the hazard and did not clean it up or warn about it. She has filed a lawsuit against the hospital in hopes of obtaining compensation for damages resulting from the fall. An exact amount of restitution was not given in the report.

It can be immensely difficult to handle various aspects of life after suffering serious injuries. When another person or entity is considered liable for those injuries, there may be reason to seek compensation for damages. If Connecticut residents have suffered injuries due to dangerous conditions on someone else's property, they may have reason to file premises liability claims. Obtaining information on these types of lawsuits may help interested individuals determine whether it could suit their circumstances.

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