What Happens If You Slip & Fall At Someone’s Home?

You are at your friend’s or neighbor’s home watching a football game or attending a party, and at some point during the day, you trip over a rug, fall down stairs, or slip on a wet patch on the deck. Not only are you a bit sore from the fall, but your injuries send you … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Slip & Fall Dangers For Seniors

Slips and falls can endanger everyone, they are particularly dangerous for seniors. It is so dangerous that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) predicts that if falls continue at this pace, then by the year 2030, seven people will die each hour from a fall-related injury. Falls for seniors are serious:  20% of falls result … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Slip & Fall Accident: Watch Your Step

In Connecticut, you never know how the weather will affect your daily routine.  As fall turns to winter, rain can quickly transition to ice or snow and make slippery surfaces very difficult to navigate. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, a small patch of ice or snow can put you at risk of significant … Keep reading…

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3 Ways To Protect Yourself When You Slip and Fall

The winter months in Connecticut can make treacherous sidewalks and walkways even more hazardous with slippery snow and ice covering them.  That’s why this time of year it is important to know how to protect yourself in case you do slip and fall and injure yourself on these types of walkways. Prevention is the best … Keep reading…

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The Most Common Connecticut Slip and Fall Injuries

If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident, here are the most common types of injuries that are sustained: Hip and/or pelvic injuries. Broken hips and pelvis bones are most often seen in elderly patients, however individuals of any age can be affected. A serious slip and fall accident … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Personal Injury: Young Girl Hospitalized By Foul Ball

A young girl was at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY when a foul ball struck her in the head. While this little girl is still recovering, it raises the question of safety at sporting events and how you can keep yourself safe. While Major League Baseball is reevaluating fan safety at the park, here … Keep reading…

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Slip & Fall? Here Is What To Do

When you visit a public establishment like a store, school, or hospital, and you injure yourself as the result of a Connecticut slip and fall accident, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. The experienced lawyers at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan can help If you are ever involved in this type of … Keep reading…

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Understanding Connecticut Sidewalk Laws

With a relatively mild winter, Connecticut residents are out and about taking walks with children, grandchildren, and dogs. As a pedestrian, it is important to understand Connecticut laws regarding sidewalk safety. It is State law that when a pedestrian is standing in a crosswalk that motorists must stop to allow them to cross. If you … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Slip & Fall: Do Signs Mean I Cannot File a Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one slipped and fell in a Connecticut store  or walkway, 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 … Keep reading…

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24% of Older Adults Report Falling With Injuries

Connecticut slip and fall injuries are common, especially among older adults. In fact 28.7% of adults over the age of 65 reported falling in 2014. Of those 29 million falls, 7 million, or 24%, resulted in injuries. For older adults, a slip and fall injury could have long lasting effects including broken bones, soft tissue … Keep reading…

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