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Personal Injury Fall Down on Ice or Snow April 7, 2017

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Personal Injury Fall Down on Ice or Snow, Groton, Connecticut

Probably the most difficult personal injury case to bring is a fall down case involving snow and ice on roads or sidewalks.  If the road or sidewalk is controlled by the State or a municipality, a notice of intention to sue must be filed within ninety (90) days in Connecticut in order to continue with the claim.  Assuming this was done properly,  the real problem with these type of cases is one of notice, that is to say, was the entity that controlled the roadway or sidewalk on actual notice or should they have been on notice of the defect (constructive notice).  In addition, you are not allowed to claim that the general condition that caused the snow or ice puts the owner on notice.  Thus the mere fact that it snowed does not necessarily put the entity that controls the road or sidewalk on notice.  The law in Connecticut requires that the notice, either actual or constructive, must be of the actual specific condition that caused the fall.  Thus if you suffer an injury from a fall on snow or ice, contact an attorney right away so you do not lose your rights to make a claim. 

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