Author: James Sabatini

James Sabatini is a Connecticut trial lawyers practicing personal injury law.

Car Accident Settlement


The law firm of Sabatini and Associates, LLC recently settled another car accident case for the maximum available inurance policy limits. In the case, our client was rear ended and suffered a permanent neck injury due to the negligence of the other driver The case settled shortly after a Court arbitration hearing was held. Our personal injury lawyers rountinely represent people injured in car accidents throughout Hartford County, New London County, and New Haven County. If you have been injured in a car accident and have injuries requiring medical treatment, please contact one of our personal injury lawyers so that we can obtain proper and just compensation for you. There is no fee or costs unless we are successful.

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CT Adopts Mode of Operation Rule

The Connecticut State Supreme Court recently adopted the mode of operation of rule. This rule is extremely important for people injured as a result of a fall down (slip and fall) at a self service store. Self service stores are supermarkets, cafeterias, fast-food restaurants and other businesses where the customer selects the merchandise or food from the displays as opposed to an employee getting the product or food for the customer.

The mode of operation rule allows a customer injured due to a condition inherent in the way a store is operated to recover compensation without establishing that the store had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition. For example, if a restaurant has a self-service salad bar one would expect that customers will be dropping food on the floor. If this is occurring and the restaurant does not take reasonable measures to prevent this from happening then the restaurant is liable for injuries suffered by a customer that falls due to food on the floor.

The rule does away with requiring the injured person from proving that the restaurant had specific notice of the very item that caused the person to fall. This rule will allow many more injured customers to rightfully recover compensation in slip and fall incidents.

The name of the case that adopted the mode of operation rule is Kelly v. Stop and Shop, Inc. and the decision will be officially released on April 3, 2007.

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