Sabatini and Associates, LLC has been retained by a woman who suffered a serious personal injury, fractured ankle, as a result of trip and fall. The injury was caused by a defective and hazardous condition located in a commercial parking lot. Under Connecticut law, business property owners have a legal duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. To satisfy this duty, the property owner must periodically inspect the property to determine if an unsafe condition exists and if so, to then take reasonable measures in a timely fashion to fix the hazard. If the property owner fails to carry out this duty, the property owner is liable for injuries suffered by individuals who are lawfully on the premises.