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 or a loved one was injured on a city or state sidewalk:
- Seek medical treatment immediately whether with your primary care physician or at the emergency room.
- Document the scene of the accident as best you can from all angles, views etc. Documenting weather conditions is also important.
- If you fall due to a sidewalk defect, contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney about your slip and fall injury immediately. There is an extremely short window of time (as short as 90 days) for you to file a claim against a municipality or the state of Connecticut.
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries. Do not speak to an insurance adjuster for the municipality without consulting an attorney to discuss all of your options.