Below is a small sampling of various verdicts and settlements obtained for clients by Attorney Mark DellaValle. It is important to remember that no two cases are alike and each case must be judged on its own merits. The following results do not guarantee similar success in your case.
Some people believe that they are not able to take action against property owners for weather-related accidents, including slip and fall accidents on ice. That is not the case. Owners of grocery stores, retail stores, malls, restaurants, bars, hotels and other businesses are responsible for keeping the parking lots and sidewalks outside of their building safe. When they fail to do so, the Law Office of Mark DellaValle will take action on behalf of injured victims.
In these cases, the property owner is likely to argue that the ice accumulated as an act of nature and there was nothing that could have been done to prevent the slip and fall accident. A thorough investigation by an experienced lawyer like Mark DellaValle will likely prove otherwise. In most cases, ice accumulation could have been prevented if snow had been cleared from the parking lot and sidewalks before it could get packed down and became ice.
Even if the ice accumulation could not have been prevented, the danger could have been minimized by putting salt or sand over the ice. Warning signs would be another step that could have been taken to prevent a fall on the ice.
In some cases, investigation may reveal a defect in the property. For example, ice may have accumulated in dips in the concrete where water pooled from melted snow and then froze when the temperature dropped. The property owner could have taken the preventative step of eliminating the dip in the concrete and creating a flat surface.
No matter what happened, Mark will do everything in his power to make it right. For years, he has been working as a New Haven ice slip and fall attorney to make sure that people like you get fair compensation and that property owners take responsibility for their negligence.
Call 203-877-9911 or contact Mark DellaValle’s office online to schedule your free initial consultation. The law firm only recovers attorney’s fees if it is successful in your case.