Slip and fall lawsuits are among the most frequently filed claims in Massachusetts. Anyone who has experienced slip and fall injuries can suffer from expensive, serious, and long-lasting neurological and orthopedic problems. Slip and fall injuries often result in facial fractures, limb fractures, back injuries, and neck injuries. Depending upon how the slip and fall occurred, an injured party may be faced with the need to prove that the owner of the property where the fall happened was negligent. That’s because to be held “negligent” and therefore liable for damages in a slip and fall case, a property owner (or the owner’s agent or employee) must have failed to act as a reasonably prudent individual would have acted under circumstances similar to those leading up to the accident.
Sometimes this proof of negligence can involve the need for an attorney representing a slip and fall injury victim to prove that the property owner violated Massachusetts laws, including building codes, health codes, or other codes and regulations related property ownership.
It’s crucial that an attorney representing the victim in a slip and fall case must have extensive experience and knowledge of all building codes, health codes, and other laws relating to premise liability. Often it is necessary to retain a liability expert to assist in proving that the property owner was negligent in the maintenance and upkeep of the property on which the slip and fall injuries occurred. It is often the critical variable that determines a slip and fall case when a liability expert can prove the owner’s violation of building codes, health codes or other Massachusetts laws relative to property ownership.
If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident or know someone who has, please feel free to call my cell phone at (508) 499-8359 or my office at (508) 756-6206 at any time. I’m here to assist you in any way possible, even if only to answer a question. As a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, I have the expertise and experience to assist slip and fall accident victims in every aspect of their claims. I work on a contingent-fee basis so you will not have to pay any attorney’s fees unless we win a settlement or verdict for you.