Massachusetts Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents should not be taken lightly. Each year, many people in Massachusetts suffer serious injuries after slipping and falling on wet, icy, and slippery surfaces. Many individuals in Massachusetts are also injured after tripping and falling on sidewalks, stairs, roadways, and parking lots as a result of someone else’s negligence. The falls can take place almost anywhere – inside a store or business, a public stairwell, escalator, sidewalk, or even on the property of a friend or family member.
Examples of some defects which may exist and result in a personal injury claims for premises liability include:
• Liquid from a leak or spill
• Snow or ice which is not properly removed or treated
• A cord, rug, or other object which creates a hazard in a walkway or path
• Defective pavement or steps which cause a fall
• Water from cleaning the floors for which there are inadequate warnings
While there is no duty to warn of open and obvious defects which exist, if the visitor’s conduct was not unreasonable under the circumstances, the property owner may be liable for a defect on the property which causes an injury. An experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances surrounding your fall and determine if you may be entitled to compensation
Common Slip & Fall Injuries
• Bone Degenerative Disc Disease
• Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
• Bulging Discs
• Severe Back Pain
• Spinal Stenosis
• Soft Tissue Injury
Slip and falls or trip and falls in Massachusetts can cause much more than hurt feelings and a little embarrassment. These accidents can result in broken bones, a severe strains and sprains, back injuries, and even brain injuries. Sometimes smaller injuries don’r resolve themselves or heal properly and can develop into long-term pain syndromes. Along with causing severe pain, these injuries can frequently prevent you from returning to work, and interfere with your daily routine.
If you have suffered a slip & fall or trip & fall in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering, your lost income from work, and for your future health care costs. Whether you are entitled to financial compensation will depend on whether there is a party who is responsible for your accident. For example, a store owner or landlord who failed to clean up a spill, or clear the parking lot of snow and ice.
Do I Have a Case?
Contact our law office today and speak to a Massachusetts slip and fall lawyer for a free consultation about your case. You can also complete our free Online Case Assessment Form which will be reviewed by a Massachusetts slip & fall lawyer.
WARNING: There are strict time limits , also known as statutes of limitation, to start a lawsuit for certain types of slip and fall accidents. Contact Wright Family Law Group as soon as possible to discuss your case.