Slip & Fall Accident Attorney in Boston, MA
Boston Premises Liability Lawyer
Injuries from falls occur every year and are a very common type of personal
injury. When people slip and fall on another person’s property,
it may be possible to hold the property own liable for injuries they sustain
in a fall. Slip and fall cases vary on an individual basis, but your first
move should be to take photographs of the injury scene then speak with a
Boston premises liability attorney who can file a claim on your behalf for compensation.
In our time practicing personal injury law, we have been able to recover
tens of millions of dollars for our clients who were hurt through no fault of their own. At the
Law Office of Steven R. Whitman, we have
more than 50 years of collective legal experience which we put to use with each case we handle. We believe in our approach
to injury so much that we will not accept payment until you recover the
damages you deserve!
Common Causes for Slips & Falls
Unsafe property conditions come in many forms but are all theoretically
tied to the negligence of the property owner. They can happen anywhere, from
retail stores to amusement parks, to schools.
Falls can be the result of:
- Water accumulation or spilled liquids
- Missing stair treads
- Torn carpets
- Uneven or cracked floors
- Foreign objects on the floor
- Exposed holes or ditches
- Broken floor boards
- Improperly placed carpets
Determining Liability in Slip & Fall Cases
Slips and falls are part of what is known as premises liability law, and
each case hinges on whether the property owner can be considered negligent
and if the victim contributed any negligence of their own.
In determining whether a property owner is liable, the victim will need
to prove a few points.
- The first is that the owner caused the unsafe condition which led to the fall.
- They will also need to demonstrate the owner knew or should have known
of the condition but did not act to correct it by giving a warning such
as posting a sign.
- Lastly, it needs to be proven that the property owner either knew or should
have known of the danger because any “reasonable” person would
have noticed the problem and tried to resolve it.
Trusted Boston Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers
Our Boston personal injury lawyers can push for your rights to compensation
and establish responsibility with the property owner. You deserve to be
compensated when someone else is careless in managing their property and
we can put our experience to work for you!
Have questions? Schedule a
free case evaluation by calling our firm today—(617) 870-3347!