When you are on another person’s property you expect the property to be safe, regardless of whether the property is business, public, or private property. Under Massachusetts premises liability laws, a property owner must provide a safe environment for invitees and visitors. If a property owner fails in this legal duty, a premises liability lawyer can help you pursue a personal injury claim for your slip and fall accident.
You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, scarring, permanent disability, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other expenses related to the slip and fall accident. Your first priority is to seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident. Once you’ve been treated, contact a Massachusetts premises liability lawyer from Jim Glaser Law for a free consultation and case evaluation.
What Does Massachusetts Premises Liability Law Cover?
As discussed above, property owners have a duty to maintain their property to prevent dangerous or hazardous conditions that can result in a slip and fall case. A premises liability claim arises when a property owner breaches this duty of care.
Examples of conditions that can create a dangerous or hazardous condition that result in a slip and fall accident include:
Wet floors from leaks or spills
Burned out light bulbs or poor lighting
Cracked, damaged, or poorly maintained walkways and flooring
Broken steps and missing handrails
Products in walkways or products falling from shelves
Ice and snow on sidewalks, parking lots, and other surfaces
To recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove that the property owner knew or should have known the dangerous condition existed and did nothing to correct the problem. Proving liability can be difficult in slip and fall case. An experienced premises liability lawyer can investigate and obtain the evidence needed to hold the property owner liable for your injuries, losses, and damages.
Where Do Slip And Fall Accidents Occur?
A slip and fall accident can occur on private, business, or government property. Common sites where falls occur include:
Construction sites and other work accident
Grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, bars, and other retail establishments
Parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways
The homes of family, friends, and neighbors
Escalators and sidewalks
Hotels, resorts, amusement parks, and inns
Stadiums, sporting arenas, and other entertainment venues
Never assume your fall is just an “accident” that you caused through your own negligence. It is always in your best interest to discuss the details of your accident with an experienced Massachusetts premises liability lawyer.
Common Injuries From Slip And Fall Accidents
Premises liability laws cover a wide variety of slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, an injury can occur in a split second and change your life forever. As experienced Massachusetts premises liability lawyers, we see how devastating a fall can be for the victim and his or her family.
Trips, slips, and falls result in a wide range of injuries including broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, closed head injuries, concussions, back injuries, and neck injuries. In some cases, injuries from a fall can be fatal or result in a permanent disability. Therefore, always see your doctor after a fall and then contact our premises liability lawyer for help filing a claim against the property owner and other liable parties.