Slip & Falls Due to Inadequate Lighting
Slip and falls are not always minor events. In fact, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of injuries nationwide. Many of these injuries are serious, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Further, slip-and-falls cause an alarming 16,000 fatalities annually. Often, these injuries and deaths are caused by inadequate lighting. Inadequate lighting can be found in many places, including restaurants, shopping malls, markets, and, parks, restrooms, and department store.
If you or a loved one has been injured or wrongfully killed following a slip and fall due to inadequate lighting, contact the experienced Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today for a FREE consultation at 617-225-2100. We have successfully handled hundreds of slip-and-fall cases and will obtain you rightful compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and wrongful death.Inadequate Lighting Is A Leading Cause Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Over 70 percent of slip and fall accidents are the result of dangerous conditions and hazardous environments. Frequently, inadequate lighting preventing you from seeing a danger is the root cause of a fall. Inadequate lighting, particularly around steps, inclines or declines, wet/slippery flooring, and in places cluttered with objects and obstructions, often leads to a slip and fall accident.The Standard Of Care Requires Adequate Lighting
Pursuant to Massachusetts law, reasonable care in the management and maintenance of premises must be taken to prevent injuries. This includes implementing adequate lighting in all areas of the premises, including near stairs. Property owners have the responsibility of inspecting their property to ensure all areas of potential danger are properly lit and hazards are visible, known, and marked.What Do I Need To Prove If I Was Injured Due To Poor Lighting?
Slip-and-fall victims must show that the property owner knew or should have known about the unreasonably dangerous condition. Further, it must be shown that despite their knowledge or reasonably expected knowledge, the property owner failed to correct the inadequate lighting or failed to satisfactorily warn about it.A Swift And Thorough Investigation Is Crucial
The Boston personal injury attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. know a thorough and swift investigation of your claim is critical. We have successfully brought hundreds of slip and fall claims, many related to inadequate lighting. Our attorneys will amass a team of experts if necessary to give your claim the highest chance for success. Call us today at 617-225-2100 or use our safe and secure contact form.