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Premises liability is an area of law which holds landlords and property owners responsible for injuries occurring on their property. People who are injured by falling on someone's property may have a claim against the landlord, if the injury was caused by the landlord's failure to keep the property in a safe condition. An example of a premises liability claim would be if someone fell on a front walkway or porch after a Winter storm, as a result of the Landlord failing to clear the area of snow and ice. A tenant of the property, as well as a visitor, would have the right to pursue a claim for injuries and monetary losses such as medical bills and lost time from work.
If you are injured as a result of a fall or other incident on someone else's property, whether it be a private residence or a business such as a supermarket, you should contact one of the experienced attorneys at Gold & Levy to discuss your rights to compensation.
If you are bitten or injured by a dog, Connecticut law provides recourse for you against the dog's owner or keeper. The law in Connecticut states that an owner or keeper of a dog is responsible if the dog injures another person, either by a bite, knock down or any other attack. You do not have to be actually bitten by a dog in order to pursue a claim. If you are knocked down by a dog and suffer an injury, you may have a claim. Not only an owner, but also a keeper of the dog, may be liable for the injury. A keeper is someone who is responsible for caring for the dog or housing the dog, such as a landlord whose tenant owns a dog. Often times a landlord's homeowner's insurance will cover a claim made by someone injured by a dog. To speak with an experienced Connecticut attorney to discuss a potential dog bite claim, contact one of our lawyers today.
We have handled several product liability claims in the past, which generally involve injuries caused by a defective product. If you have been injured as a result of a product defect, you may have rights against not only the manufacturer of the product, but also the seller. An example would be a claim against both an auto dealership and a manufacturer, for a claim involving a defective airbag which fails to deploy during a front end crash. Feel free to call Gold & Levy to discuss your case in more detail.
Gold & Levy has often helped executors of an estate determine whether there is a possible wrongful death case on behalf of their loved one who has passed away. If you suspect that someone else may be responsible for the death of a loved one, you should consult with an attorney immediately. The Probate Court requires that a representative of an estate, called an executor or administrator, list a wrongful death claim as a potential asset of the estate on the inventory forms required to be filed. Our attorneys work with the representative to gather medical records and conduct investigations, in order to assess whether there is a claim to be made.
Connecticut law imposes certain deadlines for filing wrongful death claims called statutes of limitation. In most circumstances involving a negligence claim, you must file a claim within two years of the date of the incident. Claims brought against the State have a one year limit. Moreover, claims against a town further require that certain notices be filed within six months. Call Gold & Levy or contact us online to discuss your legal options.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our attorneys to discuss your rights. Over the last twenty five years our office has represented thousands of clients who have been injured as a result of someone else's careless or reckless driving. In fact, car accidents represent a large percentage of the cases that we handle on a regular basis. At Gold & Levy we take as much time as necessary to learn about the facts of the accident, your injuries, whether you will be out of work, and whether you are faced with medical bills. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights when you are injured by another driver. Examples of car accident claims would be rear end accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and injuries caused by drunk drivers. Over the last twenty five years our lawyers have successfully obtained many large settlements on behalf of clients injured in car accidents.
In addition to a claim against another driver, you may also have a claim against your own auto insurance company if the accident was caused by an uninsured driver, or a hit and run driver. This is known as an uninsured motorist claim. If another driver causes a crash resulting in injuries, but has no insurance, you still may be able to pursue a claim. If you think you may have a claim, give our office a call to discuss your rights.
If you have been injured at work, you have the right to receive compensation from your employer for medical treatment, lost time from work, and other benefits such as mileage reimbursement for doctor visits and permanent injury awards. Connecticut law provides that an employer is responsible for covering an employee's medical bills incurred as a result of a work injury, regardless of fault. That means that if you are injured at work, you do not need to prove that the injury was caused by someone's negligence in order to recover benefits.
If you are forced to miss time from work due to a work injury, you should call one of the lawyers at Gold & Levy to discuss your rights to compensation. There are many benefits that employees are entitled to when they are injured at work, but often do not realize the extent of the benefits allowed. Do not hesitate to call one of our experienced workers compensation attorneys to discuss your options.