Walk A Lot? Know Connecticut Sidewalk Laws

September 4, 2018
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It’s the first week of September and the warm summer air is still hanging on in New Haven. Neighbors are out and about taking walks in the evenings with children, grandchildren and dogs. As a pedestrian, it is important to understand Connecticut laws regarding sidewalk safety.

If you or a loved one was injured on a city or state road sidewalk:

  1. Seek medical attention immediately whether with your primary care physician or at the emergency department of your local hospital.
  2. Document the scene of the accident as best you can from all angles, views etc. Documenting weather conditions is also important.
  3. Contact an experienced and knowledgeable New Haven personal injury lawyer 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 the insurance adjuster for the municipality without consulting a New Haven personal injury lawyer to discuss all of your options.