If you are injured on someone's property in Southeastern Connecticut, then that fact alone does not make them responsible.  This is a common misconception.  Many people say to me "I was injured on so and so's property, and I want to make them pay for my medical bills."  I explain that is just not the law. The property owner is not responsible to pay medical bills for injuries on their property unless they were unreasonably careless, and if that carelessness caused the injury.  Also, you must not have been over 50% at fault yourself.  

Second, even if a valid claim were made against the property owner, then their obligation to pay does not occur until after the jury decides the case after a trial or if the case is settled.  This can take as long as three years.  

The bottom line is that if you are injured on someone else's property don't look to them to pay your medical bills.  The law does not require it.

If you or anyone you know is seriously injury do to the carelessness of someone else then contact the Groton, Connecticut injury lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT. at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.  

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut