Boston Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
A person can suffer serious injuries in a slip-and-fall in Massachusetts.
After a fall injury, it will be critical to conclude what caused the fall and whether or not it could have been prevented. Anytime someone's carelessness results in someone else suffering an injury, the victim can seek compensation for their injury and related losses from the negligent person or party.
Causes of Slip-and-Falls
There are many dangerous situations and circumstances that can result in a slip-and-fall injury in Massachusetts, including:
- Broken steps. Stairs that are broken, uneven, or cracked can cause a person to slip and fall. A building or property owner is responsible for repairing any damaged stairs quickly to prevent a visitor from falling due to the broken stair and suffering injury.
- Slippery, wet floors. A building or property owner is required to post signs warning visitors that a floor is slippery or wet. If they fail to do so, an injury may result.
- Uneven floors. Buildings or properties that have floors that are uneven or cracked can lead to a fall. If this problem exists, the owner needs to clearly mark the dangerous area to warn visitors they need to be careful.
- Workplace injuries. Workplaces in particular are known for workers suffering injuries from fall accidents, especially at construction sites. Both property owners and employers are responsible for offering workers a safe environment in which to work that does not pose any slip-and-fall dangers.
Proving Liability for a Massachusetts Slip-and-Fall Accident
After a slip-and-fall accident, a victim will need to answer many questions, including whether they should have been reasonably aware of the dangerous conditions before the accident, whether there were any signs notifying visitors of the dangerous conditions, whether they were acting in a reasonable manner at the time of the accident, and more. These questions will help determine how much carelessness on the part of a building or property owner was a factor in the fall.
A building or property owner is not automatically liable for injuries and related losses if someone simply falls on the premises. The injured victim will need to prove that the owner was negligent in some way. With the help of a skilled attorney that has experience handling similar cases, a victim can prove that a dangerous condition existed on the property, that they were injured by that condition, and that the owner was aware of the danger yet failed to protect visitors from sustaining injuries because of the unsafe conditions.
In most Boston slip and fall accident cases, the value of the claim is dependent on the seriousness of the injuries sustained by the victim and the extent of negligence on the part of the building or property owner. In a successful claim, all present and future medical bills that relate to the accident can be covered, in addition to other financial losses like lost wages. Non-financial losses that may also be taken into consideration include compensation for mental anguish as well as pain and suffering.
If you do not have the right lawyer fighting on your behalf, it may result in receiving a settlement for your injury and related losses that is not adequate. For many years, Tom Kiley, a slip-and-fall attorney at the Kiley Law Group, LLC, has helped our clients hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Call 1-888-208-1695 to learn more about how the Kiley Law Group, LLC, can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. We offer free consultations to both injured victims and their family.