Premises Liability Claims

Premises Liability Claims

If you, a friend or family member have suffered a serious injury as a result of a slip and fall or trip and fall on another person’s property you may have a claim. Property owners, including home owners, businesses and landlords, have a duty to people who come onto their property to protect them from dangerous conditions or defects which may cause a slip and fall injury. They owe a duty to use reasonable care to see that those portions of the property which the visitor is likely to use are safe.

When you fall on another person’s property it is not automatic that they will be responsible for your injuries. You must establish that the property owner is negligent and therefore liable for the damages you suffered as a result of your fall down injury.

Request a free consultation and claim evaluation to determine if you may have a claim. There are no fees or expenses until we win your case. Every case has a time limit, so it is important that you make sure your legal rights are protected.

Examples of some defects which may exist and result in a personal injury claims for premises liability include:

    • Liquid from a leak or spill
    • Snow or ice which is not properly removed or treated

Premises Liability Claims

  • A cord, rug, or other object which creates a hazard in a walkway or path
  • Defective pavement or steps which cause a fall
  • Water from cleaning the floors for which there are inadequate warnings

While there is no duty to warn of open and obvious defects which exist, if the visitor’s conduct was not unreasonable under the circumstances, the property owner may be liable for a defect on the property which causes an injury. An experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances surrounding your fall and determine if you may be entitled to compensation.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Insurance Company May:

1. Tell you that you don’t need a lawyer.

2. Ask you to sign documents that you don’t understand.

3. Tell you that you don’t have a case.

Auto accidents have become a daily occurrence on the roads and highways of America. Victims of car accidents that are the result of another driver’s negligence or wrongdoing may be entitled to damages for personal injury, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and property damage. There may be a time limit to when you can file your claim, so it is imperative that victims of car accidents in Massachusetts contact our lawyers as soon as possible.

Even though victims who suffer injuries in accidents caused by other drivers may be able to recover compensation through personal injury claims, many victims of car accidents are so shaken after the incident that they do not take the time to gather evidence or document the specifics of the accident. It is important to remain coherent so that you can organize your thoughts and make strong mental notes of the accident scene. There are certain things victims of car accidents in Massachusetts can do to strengthen their case, including:

    • Gather names and addresses of the other driver(s) and passengers
    • Gather names and addresses of anyone who witnessed the car accident. If someone saw the accident, make sure you get their name and telephone number.
    • Gather insurance information, including the name of the insurance company and policy number. It is important to call you insurance company right after the accident. Do not wait more than 24 hours.
    • Always call the police so a report will be made. When the police arrive, tell the officer what happened. The other driver may try to spin the facts differently so you need to be heard.
    • Document damages to your vehicle and the vehicle that hit you. Take photographs of the scene and any traffic signals or signs that are there. Try to use a camera rather than a cell phone, if possible.
    • Document any injuries sustained as a result of the car accident, including head injury, lacerations or bruises to the body.
    • NEVER admit fault after an accident, especially to the police.
    • DO NOT tell the police you are okay after the crash. Many times soft tissue injuries exhibit none or very few symptoms but ususally get worse later on. Also bear in mind that the excitement and confusion of the accident may mask any symptoms or stiffness that you may be having.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • If you think you may be injured, seek treatment as soon as possible. Delays may lead the insurance company to claim that you were not really hurt in the accident. Think carefully before you relate your symptoms to your healthcare provider. Sometimes only the major area of immediate pain is related to the health care provider and other minor injuries become problematic later bu were not mentioned at first.

If an accident has changed your life, we can and will seek justice for you and your family and ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled and will fight hard for your legal rights.

Just Remember: insurance adjusters are trained to gather information that is detrimental to your claim, settle the case for as little as possible, and with as many delays as they can.

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