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Business owners may owe customers highest duty of care

In Connecticut, injuries that result from a trip, slip or a fall are not uncommon. However, whether there is an actionable claim for negligence against the property or business owner depends on multiple factors. One such factor is the relationship between the property owner and the injured person.

Man sues hospital after falling while visiting relative

It may be easy for many in New Haven to classify those who file lawsuits following slip-and-fall accidents as being vindictive and "sue crazy" and labeling such action as just another example supporting the perception of a litigious society. Perhaps the biggest falacy in this assumption may be the notion that plaintiffs in such cases are simply looking for a quick cash grab. In many instances, the compensation sought is needed to cover their accident expenses. Given that in such cases, they were invited on to the properties in question under the assumption that the conditions were safe, it might be easier to understand why some choose to pursue action.

What you should know about trampolines

As Connecticut parents are looking for ways to encourage their children to put away the screens and get active this summer, they may be considering a trampoline or visits to a local trampoline park. However, according to WebMD, they may want to examine the risks of injuries more closely, first.

Explaining the application of the attractive nuisance doctrine

As the spring and summer months approach, your thoughts quickly turn to all of the fun activities in New Haven awaiting you and your family. However, we here at the Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC would warn you to exercise caution, especially with your children. For as much fun as climbing trees or swimming in a neighbor’s pool may be, such activities to present risks (many of which your kids still do not fully comprehend). Should one of them be injured by such an attraction, can you hold the owner of the property on which it’s located liable?

Shopping carts can pose a real risk to kids

Every year children in Connecticut and all over the nation are injured while riding in shopping carts. Despite manufacturer claims of safety, shopping carts still pose a significant risk, especially when parents aren’t vigilant. While it may be impossible to prevent an accident from occurring, there are steps that can be taken to greatly reduce the risk of serious injury.

What are the most common injuries in slip-and-fall accidents?

For the millions of people who fall each year, the injuries can sometimes be life-changing. You may be surprised by how dangerous slip-and-fall accidents can be, but 20 percent of falls lead to head trauma, broken bones or other serious injuries. People in Connecticut need to be aware of how common this problem is and how they can prevent it from occurring.

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