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Premises Liability Results

Situation/Personal Injury: Our client, a 56-year-old woman, sustained a fractured arm as a result of a fall on black ice that had not been treated with sand or salt.

Case Result: $190,000 settlement

What Happened

Our client had exited her condominium to walk to her car when she slipped and fell on untreated ice in her driveway, suffering immediate pain in her left arm.

The fall resulted in a fractured humeral shaft in her left arm ultimately requiring surgical intervention and bone grafting. Our client continues to suffer from intermittent arm pain with certain activities and has permanent scarring over the surgical site.

We obtained a $190,000.00 settlement for our client’s serious injury.

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Situation/Personal Injury: Our client, a 23-year-old college student, suffered fatal injuries as a result of fall from a balcony due to a defective and dangerous railing.
Case Result: $1 million settlement

What Happened

Our client was on the balcony outside of a friend’s apartment and leaning on the railing when he fell to the pavement below. He sustained fatal injuries to his head, neck, and torso with fractures of the skull and cervical vertebrae and injuries to his heart.

The guardrail of the balcony was defective and unreasonably dangerous in that the guardrail was in violation of the state building codes and failed to meet the height requirements.

The lateral deflection of the guardrail was also excessive and contributed to its dangerous condition in that anyone reaching over and leaning against the guardrail would cause it to deflect, increasing the tendency for that person to overbalance and fall.

We obtained a $1 million settlement for our client’s family.

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Situation/Personal Injury: Our client, a 28-year-old woman, suffered severe injuries as a result of a fall due to a defective and dangerous railing. Case Result: $1.2 million settlement

What Happened

Our client was standing on a porch when the railing gave way, causing her to fall approximately 15 feet to the concrete pavement below.

She sustained multiple trauma including fractures to her ribs, back, wrist, and cheekbone and lacerations to her face.

The residential rental property she was on at the time was in a dangerous and defective condition, as it violated the applicable building codes and regulations in place for the safety of tenants and guests and thereby constituted a breach of the warranty of habitability.

We secured a $1.2 million settlement for client’s severe injuries.

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What Happened

Our client was walking down a ramp at an office building when he slipped and fell due to the ramp being icy and slick. The ramp had not been treated with sand or salt by the property owner.

As a result of his fall, he suffered a severe and disfiguring injury to his left ankle. His injuries included a fracture and dislocation of a joint in his ankle. Our client had internal hardware surgically put in, suffered surgical scars and learned that his loss of function in his ankle is permanent. Because of this fall, he now has to walk with a cane.

We secured a $225,000.00 settlement one week prior to trial for our client’s permanent ankle injury.

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Type of Case: Massachusetts slip-and-fall accident because of property owner negligence
Situation/Personal Injury: Icy patch in parking lot of an auto repair facility caused fall resulting in leg surgery.
Case Result: Premises liability settlement in the amount of $130,000

Our client, a gentleman in his late 60s, was at a local auto repair facility having service completed on his car. As he was walking to his vehicle, he suffered a slip-and-fall accident on an icy patch in the parking lot, sustaining damage to his leg.

The Massachusetts slip-and-fall accident resulted in the need for a surgical procedure wherein a metal rod was inserted into our client’s leg. He made a successful recovery, but continues to feel some discomfort as a result of the medical hardware in his leg.

Commercial Property Liability in Massachusetts

The owner of the auto repair facility was found guilty of negligence for failure to keep the parking area safe and free of ice during business hours. A commercial property with customers, such as an auto repair facility, has a duty to keep their premises free of hazards such as snow and ice on walkways.

You may think it is obvious that the property owner would be held liable for your injuries in a slip-and-fall accident claim. However, under the Massachusetts modified comparative fault rule, you must prove that the property owner was at least 51% at fault for your injuries to have a valid slip-and-fall claim.

Massachusetts slip-and-fall accidents can occur at any variety of locations, including public sidewalks and private businesses. It is the responsibility of the property owner to assess any hazardous areas on their property to minimize potential accidents. Posting signs, barricades or fixing the hazard are all ways property owners can save themselves from the threat of a potential personal injury lawsuit.

How a Premises Liability Accident Attorney Can Help

If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can examine all aspects of your accident. After an initial evaluation of your slip-and-fall accident case, your Massachusetts premises liability accident attorney will be able determine the strength of your claim and identify all liable parties. To get started, contact the Kiley Law Group at (888) 516-2459.