In a recent personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff received a $75,000 settlement from a Waterbury apartment building owner after he was injured in a fall down a poorly maintained stairwell.

Commonly referred to as “slip and fall” injuries, such personal injuries give rise to premise liability actions against the land or building owners who are in control of the unsafe conditions of premises.

The plaintiff, who was a Florida resident, recovered damages by way of settlement for personal injury to his low back caused by a fall at a Waterbury, Connecticut apartment building.

The plaintiff fell on exterior common access stairs outside of a Waterbury three-family apartment building.  The apartment building itself was very old.  The stairway, which was in poorly maintained condition, gave way from the plaintiff’s weight, causing him to fall.  In particular, the steps were too short and the lighting conditions were poor.

As a result of the fall, the plaintiff suffered injuries to his lower back, aggravating a prior lower back injury caused by a bicycle/automobile collision.  Notably, the landlord had failed to repair the steps before the fall after receiving a complaint by another tenant about the defective condition of the steps.

At Maya Murphy, P.C., our experienced team of personal injury attorneys is dedicated to achieving the best results for individuals and their families and loved ones whose daily lives have been disrupted by injury.  Our personal injury attorneys assist clients in New York, Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and throughout Fairfield County. If you have any questions relating to a personal injury claim or would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Joseph Maya and the other experienced attorneys at our Westport office by phone at (203) 221-3100 or via e-mail at