Danbury, Bridgeport & Stamford Attorney Helping Pedestrians in Connecticut Recover Damages for Injuries Caused by Cracked and Broken Sidewalks
During the course of his career, Attorney Eric Reinken has served Connecticut residents by bringing personal injury negligence actions against the parties who are legally responsible. At the Reinken Law Firm, we diligently fight for the highest compensation for our clients who have been seriously injured in slip and fall cases. In many slip and fall cases, the liable party is the private landowner or the person or company in charge of maintaining the property. However, for slip and fall cases in which a pedestrian is injured while walking on a cracked or broken sidewalk, the responsible party may be the municipality where the defective sidewalk is located.
Regarding slip and fall cases stemming from cracked or broken sidewalks, the claim must be brought against the municipality responsible for the damaged property. Under Connecticut law, municipalities (towns or cities) are liable for damages caused by a breach of that duty.
Connecticut General Statute § 13a-149 sets forth certain requirements for giving proper notice to municipalities, including mandating that any person injured because of a cracked or broken sidewalk must, within 90 days of the accident:
The notice must be given to the clerk of the town, city or borough. If you or a loved one is seriously injured as a result of walking on a cracked or broken sidewalk, it is important to retain a personal injury attorney. The Reinken Law Firm is experienced in winning high compensation for clients in these injury matters.
The Reinken Law Firm is conveniently located to serve you, with offices in Stamford, Bridgeport, Greenwich and Danbury CT. We offer free consultations. Give us a call now to speak directly with an attorney. Call us: (203) 325-8800 or use our online contact form to schedule your free consultation today.