CT Personal Injury Law: $44,899 Awarded to Tenant Who Allegedly Fell on Stairs

2012-06-13 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Matthew J. O'Keefe

CT Personal Injury Law:  $44,899 Awarded to Tenant Who Allegedly Fell on Stairs

Case:  Montaperto v. Markland

Court:  Tolland J.D., at Rockville

Doc. No.:  CV11-5005499S;  Court Opinion By: Klaczak, J.T.R.

Date:  Feb. 7, 2012

At a hearing in damages, a court can award damages for medical expenses and pain and suffering.  Allegedly, the plaintiff, Faith Montaperto, slipped and fell while walking on stairs to her apartment and injured her ankle and knee.  The plaintiff went to the emergency room and visited a chiropractor.  The plaintiff sued her landlord, who was defaulted for failure to appear.  The court found that the plaintiff proved that she had complained that there was ice on the stairs.  The plaintiff’s medical expenses were $14,899.  The plaintiff, who has a life expectancy of 45 years, allegedly continues to experience pain.  The court awarded $30,000 for pain and suffering, for a total of $44,899.

 

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The personal injury attorneys in Hartford at Jackson O’Keefe, represent men and women throughout Connecticut who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. Contact the firm for a confidential consultation to discuss your personal injury claim.

Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip or slip and fall, such as on an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, or a piece of debris or spilled liquid on the floor. Property owner liability varies depending on the rules and principles adopted in the jurisdiction where the injury occurred. An experienced personal injury lawyer at Jackson O’Keefe in Hartford, Connecticut, can evaluate the strength of your premises liability claim and help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Jackson O’Keefe handles slips and falls matters throughout the State of Connecticut, including clients in West Hartford, Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Old Lyme, Ellington, Tolland, North Haven, Wallingford, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Bethlehem, Moodus, East Haddam, Hadlyme, Madison, Middletown, Hartford, Southington, Plantsville, Hartford County, New Haven County, Middlesex County, New London County and Litchfield County.

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