Can I Still Recover Slip and Fall Damages Even If Signs Are Posted?
If you or a loved one slipped and fell in a Connecticut store, walkway, or street, you may be able to still collect damages for your injuries even if signage was posted warning of the conditions. Many people believe that just because there is a sign that the establishment is not liable, this is not always accurate. The question of liability could be in where the signs are positioned.
For example, if you slip and fall at the entrance to a supermarket and signs are posted, but they are 10 feet inside the store, the pedestrian would not have had adequate time to adjust their footing. Or perhaps, signage inside the doors might have been turned away from all pedestrians.
Signage needs to be posted so that all pedestrians can view it to adequately change their footing to avoid a fall.
If you fall in a public place (or even private place), take the following actions:
- Report the fall to the manager, supervisor, property owner etc. immediately
- Get medical help immediately. Sometimes it can take days or weeks for injuries to surface. Make sure you are taking care of yourself.
- Photograph the scene.
- Consult an attorney.
An attorney can discuss with you your claim and options. The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey and Sullivan have successfully handled claims like these. Call our office immediately to begin a legal investigation.