Property owners have a legal obligation to make sure their property is in safe condition. Trip hazards can lead to dangerous falls that can cause serious and long-term injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in preventable trip and fall accident, you need to consult a seasoned Massachusetts personal injury lawyer who may be able to help you recover the damages you deserve. With a free consultation, we can help set you in the right direction.
Establishing Fault in Trip and Fall Cases
When negligence on the part of the property owner is the reason for a trip and fall accident, the accident victim may be able to recover damages through a premises liability claim. Property owners, managers and operators have a legal responsibility to keep their premises in reasonably safe and well-maintained conditions to prevent slip or trip and call accidents. Generally speaking, property owners have an obligation to make sure there are no dangerous conditions on the land that could cause injury. If such conditions exist and cannot be remedied immediately, the property owner should put up signs or a warning indicating visitors of the potential hazard. Premises liability cases are complex and we will need to examine the circumstances of your accident in order to determine the viability of your claim.
Defining Trip and Fall Accidents
Trip and fall accidents take place when a dangerous object or condition causes a person to trip and fall down. Trip and fall accidents differ from slip and falls accidents. A slip occurs when there is too little traction between the shoe and the walking surface whereas a trip takes place when a person’s foot contacts an object in his or her way or unexpectedly drops to a lower level causing them to lose their balance. As such, trip and fall accidents are generally caused by uneven flooring or when objects are haphazardly left on the ground where people are prone to trip over them. Other trip hazards include: cracked cement, steep slopes, unusual stairs and any other dangerous condition that could lead to a person tripping.
Damages in Trip and Fall Cases
If you have been injured in a trip and fall, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income from work and even your future health care costs. Every case is different and the specific amount of compensation you will be entitled to you will be based on the nature and the extent of injuries suffered.
Skilled Massachusetts Trip and Fall Attorneys
If you have been injured in a preventable trip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., our highly skilled Massachusetts’ premises liability attorneys understand the nuances of this area of law and can apply our knowledge to your case. You can rest assured that we will conduct a thorough assessment of your case including an investigation into how the trip and fall accident occurred. To speak to us in more detail about your case, call us at 1-800-262-9200 or contact us online.
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