Firm Works to Hold Property Owners Accountable for Slip and Fall Injuries
Chelsea premises liability lawyers pursue payment for Massachusetts victims
Whether you’re shopping, in someone else’s home or walking through a parking lot, you could suffer a serious slip and fall injury if a hazardous condition exists. These incidents can cause broken bones, back problems, ligament tears and traumatic brain injuries. Located in Chelsea, the determined Massachusetts injury attorneys at Georges Cote LLP investigate the circumstances that led to the accident and take on defendants and their insurance companies in pursuit of maximum compensation.
Boston-area attorneys assist people hurt due to poor maintenance
Without warning, someone else’s negligence can trigger a slip and fall injury that leads to significant healthcare expenses and possibly even missed time at work. Our accomplished attorneys work aggressively to secure proper reimbursement for the costs associated with your fall as well as compensation for the other types of harm linked to the incident, such as the pain you experienced. We handle all types of slip and fall litigation, including claims stemming from:
- Inadequate maintenance — Failing to clean up a spill or allowing a damaged floor to remain in place could have serious consequences. When someone is hurt due to another party’s inadequate maintenance, we’ll pinpoint how the defendant violated their duty of care.
- Poor lighting — Regardless of whether guests are inside or outside, proper lighting is essential. If you fell after stumbling over a difficult-to-see object or couldn’t detect a problem with a walking surface, our firm presses to hold defendants accountable for the lack of appropriate illumination.
- Failure to install needed safety measures — In many cases, serious slip and fall injuries can be averted with simple preparation. Installing a handrail, adding slip-proof tread to a floor or posting a sign identifying a hazard might be enough to keep guests safe. When litigating premises liability claims, we review what precautions should have been taken.
Plaintiffs in Massachusetts personal injury cases can recover damages even if they contributed in some way to their own accident, as long as their share of the fault is no greater than 50 percent. The award is reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to the plaintiff. For example, if a victim suffers $100,000 in damages after a fall but is ruled to be 20 percent responsible because they were looking at their cell phone when they slipped, the recovery would be for $80,000.
Skillful advocates seek to obtain payment from careless defendants
Often, the owner of the property where someone was hurt in a slip and fall accident is liable for any damages that result. However, there are other potential defendants in a premises liability action. In a retail establishment, the business that is renting the property is likely responsible for day-to-day upkeep. Owners of properties with parking lots might hire an outside vendor to plow the area and remove ice during the winter. Whatever circumstances led to your injury, we fully investigate the facts to identify any party that might have played a role.
Contact a Massachusetts lawyer for a free consultation about a slip and fall claim
Georges Cote LLP in Chelsea handles premises liability actions for Massachusetts residents hurt in slip and fall incidents. Please call 617-884-1000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.