Compensation For Slip-And-Fall Accidents

A slip-and-fall sounds like something from a silent movie, but it is serious business. Hundreds of people are seriously injured every year in stores, public places, office spaces and apartment buildings.

Slip-and-falls go by the legal name of premises liability. It holds that the owner of a property is obliged to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors. So if you are a visitor at someone’s place and you fall, you are cut, you breathe toxic fumes or you trip on a badly lit walkway, you may be due compensation.

Slip-and-fall accidents in the Bridgeport area can be fatal. Imagine a loved one being attacked in a parking ramp, plunging in a broken elevator car or crushed by merchandise piled too precariously on a store shelf.

These claims can be quite large when injuries are significant.

SETTLED! Negotiated settlement for client who slipped and fell
at Shelton Stop & Shop for $110,000

Not All Accidents Involve Owner Liability

If the owner has taken reasonable precautions to make his or her property safe, there is no negligence. But when negligence is present — as when a spilled liquid is not cleaned up and a customer slips and fractures his or her skull — compensation is probably due.

Our goal at Sousa & Minogue, LLC, of Shelton, Connecticut, is to win for you the compensation you are due, whether from an injury to you or a family member.

To discuss your case, ask our attorneys Bob Sousa or Tom Minogue for a no-charge, no-obligation initial consultation. Call 203-929-8347. And remember — you owe our lawyers nothing until we produce positive results for you!

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When I injured my back at work my employer denied that my injury occurred at work. Because of this they would not pay me disability benefits and pay for my doctors’ bills. Since my back injury was so serious that it required surgery I could not work. My not having a pay check placed my family in a bad situation.
Although many of the issues in my case were complex, Attorney Sousa constantly met with me to explain what was going on with my case. He answered all my questions. Without the legal assistance I received from Sousa & Minogue, LLC , I do not know where my family would be today.

— Alfred S.

The law firm of Sousa & Minogue, LLC has represented me in my worker’s compensation claim as a result of injuries to my neck, back, shoulders and knees that I sustained while working as a truck driver for United Parcel Service.

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Around six years ago my wife and I were going through some severe medical conditions which were attributed to work related injuries. We had no money coming in and things were beginning to get pretty hectic. I didn’t know what to do.
When I came to Attorney Sousa I was in financial difficulties and had bill collectors chasing me all over the place. He was able to get me the money I needed and the surgery to fix me. I owe my life to Attorney Sousa.

— Robert and Elizabeth S.

I worked at UPS as a package car driver, while working, my truck was struck by another vehicle. The other driver was at fault. I sustained serious injuries, that with the assistance of great doctors and my family I have recovered from.

— Max T.

I have worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for over 32 years. As everyone knows who works there, our jobs are physically demanding and as a result we are often injured in the course of our employment. This is what happened to me. I injured my back while working.

— Ruth W.

I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me when I was injured at work. Initially I was concerned that if I pursued a claim I might lose my job. Attorney Sousa explained to me the law protected me from my employer discharging me because I filed a workers compensation claim.

— Bruno Z.

I worked for UPS at the Stratford terminal for fifteen (15) years as a package car driver. While working I sustained a number of serious injuries, injuries that required multiple surgeries and caused me to miss a significant time out of work.

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I was employed by the City of Stamford for over 25 years. During the course of my employment I sustained a serious injury to my back. I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me with respect to my workers’ compensation claim.

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