Massachusetts Slip and Fall Lawyers
Slip and fall accidents can leave victims with serious injuries, including broken bones, head, neck and back injuries, and even spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries. Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injuries in the U.S, and account for an estimated 16,000 deaths each year. The Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at Gilman Law LLP know how financially and emotionally devastating injuries from slip and falls can be for victims and their families, and are dedicated to helping our injured clients obtain the restitution they need to get their lives back on track. If your injury was the result of a property owner’s negligence, the Massachusetts slip and fall lawyers at Gilman Law LLP can see to it that you receive all of the compensation required to cover your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
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Slip and Fall Injuries
Over 70% of slip and falls occur due to dangerous conditions and hazards in the environment. The law requires that property owners use reasonable care in the management and maintenance of their premises and avoid exposing others to an unreasonable risk of harm. Therefore, property owners have a duty to reasonably inspect for any unsafe conditions on their premises and either to repair or give adequate warning of conditions that pose a risk of harm to others.
For over 40 years, the Massachusetts slip and fall lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have successfully represented people injured as a result of hazardous conditions, including:
- The accumulation of snow and ice on sidewalks, parking lots and roadways.
- Improperly maintained stairways, including those left slippery, as well as those that are broken, poorly lit, or lacking proper railings.
- Roads and sidewalks improperly maintained and broken, have holes, or are unevenly paved.
- Poorly maintained carpets and rugs that can cause unexpected trips and slips.
- Stores and markets that fail to clean up after spills or other debris.
The victim of a slip and fall must prove that the property owner knew or should have known that a hazard existed, and failed to remedy it. If the property owner, or any of his employees, created the dangerous condition that caused the slip and fall injury, knowledge of the hazard may be automatically imputed to them. However, if the hazard was created by a non-employee, such as a customer, then a plaintiff in a slip and fall lawsuit must show that there was time enough for the property owner to have discovered and repaired the dangerous condition, or that the hazardous condition occurred with such frequency that the owner should have been aware of its presence.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to call Gilman Law LLP today. Negotiating with a property owner or waiting until their insurance company makes an offer could put your rights in jeopardy, and cost you valuable time and money. Our Massachusetts slip and fall lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injury, and determine if you have a case. They will also handle all settlement negotiations, and won’t hesitate to take your personal injury lawsuit to trial if necessary.
Legal Help for Massachusetts Slip and Fall Victims
Like most states, Massachusetts imposes a strict statute of limitations on slip and fall lawsuits. To increase your odds of obtaining the full compensation the law allows, it’s vital you contact the experienced Massachusetts slip and fall lawyers at Gilman Law LLP today. With offices throughout Massachusetts, the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to answer all of your legal questions. Please complete our online form or contact Gilman Law LLP at (888) 252-0084 for your free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our slip and fall attorneys today.