Hartford Defense Attorneys For Hotel Owners, Restaurateurs And Retailers

Retailers face a wide variety of potential adverse exposures ranging from the most common slip-and-fall case to sensitive false arrest and racial discrimination actions, as well as liquor liability and dram shop claims. Retailers have become targets for significant money damage claims, and awards against major retailers have been on the rise.

At Szilagyi & Daly, our extensive experience with this industry enables us to evaluate each case at an early stage, so we can quickly advise our client on the most cost-effective way to proceed. Further, our unique knowledge of the industry allows us to evaluate not only the potential monetary exposure to the client, but also potential impact upon the retailer's public perception.

Our Hartford lawyers handle restaurant defense, bar establishment defense, and mall and hotel defense in claims involving:

  • Premises liability (trip-and-fall, escalator accidents, etc.)
  • Negligence actions
  • Food-borne illnesses
  • False arrest
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Negligent security
  • Assault
  • Defamation
  • Civil rights violations
  • Discrimination actions
  • Product liability
  • Dram shop/liquor liability
  • Wrongful death

Are You Facing A Dram Shop Claim?

Szilagyi & Daly has significant experience with dram shop litigation and the defense of clients against liquor liability claims in Connecticut. Our attorneys take an aggressive and exacting approach to investigating the facts of a case.

We are also skilled at assessing the potential impact of the variables in a case, including the opposition, the venue in which the complaint has been filed and the potential makeup of a jury. Our attorneys are also experienced in handling the administrative aspects of these cases with the State of Connecticut Liquor Control Commission.

The lawyers at Szilagyi & Daly are uniquely qualified to represent defendants in liquor liability cases and to aid insurance carriers and their clients in understanding how Connecticut's liquor liability laws apply.

In Connecticut, the elements of a cause of action based on the Dram Shop Act are (1) a sale of intoxicating liquor, (2) to an intoxicated person, (3) who, in consequence of such intoxication, causes injury to the person or property of another.

Call An Experienced Liability Defense Attorney

We pride ourselves on our longstanding relationships with our clients, which have resulted from our commitment to providing cost-effective legal services and high-quality work. Whether a customer fell in the parking lot or contracted food poisoning, schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Hartford. Please call Szilagyi & Daly at 860-541-5502, or contact our firm online.