Injuries suffered on someone else’s property, whether in a home, in a commercial building, or a store, are often the result of negligence including improper construction, failure to properly maintain property and failure to warn visitors of hazards. If you or a family member has been injured in a slip and fall or other accident away from your home, you may have a premises liability claim.
Contact our Massachusetts law office for a free assessment of your premises liability claim.
Property owners have a responsibility to visitors to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. This includes measures aimed at preventing crime and the resulting risk to visitors. When property owners fail to provide adequate lighting, security, and other reasonable measures to prevent crime and injuries result from this failure, you may have a claim for personal injuries. We are experienced in handling premises liability claims including:
- Stairwell accidents: We investigate defects or negligence that may have contributed to a fall down the stairs, including negligent lighting, burned out light bulbs, broken steps, missing handrail, or other stairway defects or dangerous conditions.
- Slip and fall injury: People can be injured in falls caused by inadequate lighting, design defects in stairs or spills on walkways. Negligence often causes an individual to slip and fall or trip and fall in a grocery store, neighbor’s home, office building. Other Factors may include a loose or missing brick in the walkway, debris on the floor, a carpet tear, inadequate lighting, or excess liquid or cleaning product on the floor.
- Snow and ice accidents: Property owners are required to exercise reasonable care in removing snow and ice from their property. When a property owner fails to exercise reasonable care they may be responsible for injuries caused by a fall.
- Security-related accidents: Lack of security cameras, insufficient or inattentive security guards, lack of lighting and other negligent security in parking garages, parking lots, apartment complexes, and other areas can contribute to incidents, such as assault, rape, or theft and result in potential claims.