Boston Slip and Fall Attorney
If you’ve had a Slip and Fall Accident on someone’s property other than your own, or due to another person’s negligence, you should seek legal representation right away to protect your interests prior to submitting an insurance claim. Insurance companies may not give you the outcome your claim deserves causing you to lose out on medical compensation, among a number of other monetary losses. Additionally, it is critical you seek medical attention for any injuries and have your doctor document all of your injuries and how they are associated with your accident. After this is done, call the Massachusetts Slip and Fall Attorneys at Murad Law to assess your case and handle the legal aspects of your insurance claim.
Where do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?
Accidents can happen on public property, commercial property, and private property and depending on where it happens there may be strict filing deadlines and procedural requirements that come along with the location of the accident.
Slip and Fall Accidents have the potential to occur virtually everywhere — in a market or shopping mall, in an office or at a school, or on a construction site. Injuries can occur because of many hazards such as:
- Adverse weather conditions (for example, ice, snow, or rain)
- Uneven sidewalks
- Poorly lit or unmarked pathways or stairs
- Slippery tiling
- Unbalanced flooring
- Obstructions on the floor or walkway
Knowing your rights after a Slip and Fall Accident will aid you in getting the compensation you are entitled to post-accident. A Slip and Fall Attorney at Murad Law will use their years of experience with Slip and Fall cases and will fight vigorously to get you what you are owed.
Slip and Fall Injuries in Public Spaces
The last thing any business wants is for a customer to injure themselves on its premises. However, accidents happen. A business won’t be held accountable unless either the company or its employees have failed to meet the required level of care. To fight a slip and fall case that occurred in a public location, you must prove the business was legally at fault.
Courts are aware that it’s impossible for businesses to prevent every accident from happening. They’re expected to exercise a reasonably prudent level of care including foreseeing potential hazards, taking adequate precautions and warning guests of dangers. If a business fails to inspect, maintain and warn and can be proven in a court of law, then it’s possible to recover damages.
Massachusetts slip and fall claims sustained in public spaces is complicated and each case is unique. For counsel on a case specific to you, call the slip and fall lawyers at Murad Law at 617-227-4648.
Slip and Fall Injuries In Private Homes
Guests and third party individuals who suffer personal injury in the privacy of your home are capable of suing for negligence. Homeowners are required by law to provide guests with a reasonably safe environment. It’s the duty of the homeowner to prevent conditions that may cause an injury, unless the danger in question is so unquestionable hazardous that a guest should obviously avoid it. Standards on private property are based on traditional standards for negligence. It’s not uncommon for courts to place a greater liability on the homeowner in cases involving children.
Homeowners typically protect themselves from accidental injury to guests with homeowner’s insurance and is available to both property owners and renters. Homeowner’s insurance protects from most accidental personal injury but doesn’t cover in cases involving intentional motive, such as a fight.
If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of a slip and fall accident, call the Massachusetts Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys at Murad Law today at 617-227-4648.