Slip and Fall Accidents Lawyer
Premises Liability Attorney in Hyde Park and Surrounding Towns in Boston, Massachusetts
Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Hyde Park
Injuries Resulting From Accidents on Someone Else’s Property
Accidents on someone else’s property happen all the time, often resulting in serious injuries. However, whether at a home or business, the owner of the property is not legally responsible for all accidents and injuries that occur on their premises.
in order to be liable, the property owner must have been careless (negligent) in either allowing the condition which caused the accident to exist or in not taking reasonable steps to remedy the danger. Examples of accidents caused by an owner’s negligence include failure to warn of a wet floor (such as not posting signs when a floor is being washed or when a spill has been detected); allowing steps or railings to fall into disrepair; not filling holes that are present on a parking lot.
Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents caused by Ice and Snow
Anyone who has lived in Massachusetts during the winter knows how treacherous it can be walking in areas covered by snow and ice. Because the fall that results from slipping on ice can be so sudden and unexpected, the injuries resulting from such falls are often serious and long lasting. But, determining whether the owner of the property where the fall occurred is responsible for the resulting injuries requires a balancing of the recognition that winter storms and the havoc they create can be beyond anyone’s control, with the responsibility of property owners to use reasonable efforts to keep their premises safe for those who legally come upon their property.
With over thirty years of experience handling injury claims, Attorney Richard C. Hyman has helped hundreds of clients receive fair compensation for injuries caused by others. To ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries, call the Hyde Park accident attorney Richard C. Hyman at 617-361-5310 for a free consultation.
How to Determine Liability in Slip and Fall Cases
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, whether caused by ice or the presence of a foreign substance on the floor in a store, to determine whether the land owner is legally responsible for your injuries requires a close look at all of the facts surrounding the accident- such as what proof exists as to what caused the dangerous condition, how long was it present and was the land owner, or its agents or employees, aware of its presence.
The more information you have about the accident, the greater chance of a favorable outcome on your clam for compensation for your injuries. If possible, you should report the accident, take pictures of the area of the accident and get the names, telephone numbers and addresses of all witnesses. An experienced slip and fall accident attorney will be able to analyze whatever facts you have and know what other facts are needed in order to prove that the land owner is legally responsible for the injuries resulting from your accident.
For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced accident lawyer, please contact the Law Office of Richard C. Hyman today for a free consultation.
The Law Office of Richard C. Hyman handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you will not pay any attorneys fee unless you recover money on your case.
Areas We Serve: The Law Office of Richard C. Hyman serves clients throughout Massachusetts, including Hyde Park, Boston, Canton, Dedham, Dorchester Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Milton, Norwood, Roslindale, Roxbury, Walpole, West Roxbury, Norfolk County, Middlesex County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County