How One Attorney Overcame Ongoing-Storm Guidelines in Slip-and-Fall Case
The pregnant client suffered injuries in a fall on black ice in front of a pharmacy, the attorney helped secure a $90,000 settlement despite ongoing-storm guidelines.
Plaintiffs counsel Jon Norris knew he had a tough case in the matter of a pregnant woman who slipped and fell on untreated black ice in front of a Norwalk Rite Aid Pharmacy, as the state’s ongoing storm guidelines came into play.
In Connecticut, businesses can’t be held liable—in most cases—if someone falls and hurts themselves when a storm is still in progress, on the belief that it’s difficult for a store owner to make good-faith efforts to clear snow and ice during a storm.
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