Slip and Falls/Premises Liability

Slip and Falls

Under premises liability law, an owner must keep his property in reasonably safe condition. Failure to maintain safe premises can result in liability for property owners and/or property management companies.

The law holds owners liable for failing to correct any condition on their property that they knew or reasonably should have known about. When someone is injured, the owner or property manager can be ordered to pay compensation. Compensation is often available through the property owner's insurance policy.

All property owners may be held liable for conditions on their property that caused injury, including homeowners, landlords, business owners, cities, towns, the state and government agencies such as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency (MBTA). Property management companies can also be held liable

At Bellotti Law Group, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling premises liability and slip-and-fall claims. We serve Greater Boston from our offices in Cambridge and Quincy. If you have been injured, contact us today for a free legal consultation at 617-225-2100. You can also use our online form and we will promptly respond.

Types Of Slip-And-Fall Cases

There are many types of slip-and-fall injuries, but here are some common situations:

  • Parking lot slip and falls: In shopping settings, parking lots and parking garages are often owned by a store or retail leasing company. Both have a responsibility to ensure conditions are safe for customers to walk and drive. Slip and falls can happen in parking lots which are not properly cleared of snow, lack the appropriate signage and markers and have cracking and broken pavement. Rollaway shopping carts and debris can also cause injuries.
  • Damaged stairs: Cases may involve landlords and residential vacation property owners who neglect to repair stairs, as well as commercial property owners such as bars and restaurants which fail to clear busy staircases.
  • Wet floors: Accidents can occur when restaurants or store employees fail to clean up spills or post a sign warning customers about the hazard.
  • Snow and ice falls: Many slips and falls occur during the winter, when snow and ice accumulates. While cities and towns are responsible for plowing the roadway, residential and business property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from their driveways and walkways. In 2010, the law changed in Massachusetts to further support the rights of pedestrians injured in slip and falls on snow and ice.
When To Consult A Massachusetts Lawyer About Your Slip And Fall

If you have been injured, contact the experienced Quincy and Cambridge slip and fall lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. Our slip and fall attorneys can inform you about your rights to seek compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

An injury can be overwhelming emotionally and financially. At Bellotti Law Group, clients turn their concerns over to our lawyers. We address the legal and financial details while you and your family focus on recovery and moving on with your lives. We pride ourselves in partnering closely with clients and working to understand their individual concerns to help obtain the best solution.

Bellotti Law Group, P.C. serves Greater Boston, Cambridge, Braintree, Quincy, the South Shore and all of Massachusetts from our offices in Cambridge and Quincy. Contact us today at 617-225-2100.

You can also contact us through our online form and we will promptly respond.

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