$225,000.00 Recovery for Permanent Ankle Injury from Slip & Fall Accident
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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Massachusetts Slip-and-Fall Accident – $130,000 Settlement
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 Slip-and-Fall 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 slip-and-fall 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) 696-0504.