In Boston and throughout Massachusetts, landlords and building owners have legal obligations to ensure the reasonable safety of their tenants. Unfortunately, many landlords cut corners and neglect their duties of care to tenants, either carelessly or intentionally. Landlord negligence can lead to serious apartment injuries. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we help injured tenants seek justice and compensation from their landlords and other parties after apartment accidents in Boston. If you have an accident at your apartment complex due to negligence, please contact us for a free legal consultation about your rights. Call our Boston apartment injury lawyer at (617) 391-9001.
An apartment injury can describe any physical injury, illness or emotional trauma that arises from an accident inside your apartment, the apartment building or a common area on the premises. Apartment injuries fall under the umbrella of premises liability law in Massachusetts. Premises liability law holds the owner or controller of a property responsible for the safety of a property. Failing to meet this responsibility, resulting in tenant injuries, is negligence. If you or your lawyer can prove negligence during your apartment injury claim, you might receive compensation from your landlord.
An apartment complex with a negligent or careless landlord could contain many dangers to tenants. Defects in an apartment’s structure or habitability could cause a serious injury. A landlord must reasonably prevent all foreseeable apartment accidents and injuries. While this does not mean a landlord must prevent all dangers, it does mean he or she must take reasonable steps to maintain a safe premises. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we can take clients involved in all types of apartment accidents in Boston.
You could have a claim to damages after any accident type in your apartment in Boston. Contact us regardless of the specifics of your case. We have represented clients with broken bones, lacerations, burns, dog bites, soft-tissue injuries, brain injuries, spine injuries and many other types of personal injuries.
If your lawyer can prove that a landlord reasonably should have prevented your apartment injury, you could recover compensation for your related damages from that landlord’s insurance carrier. A compensatory award could include an amount to cover your past and future medical expenses, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, legal fees, and more. Find out what your case might be worth during a consultation with our apartment injury attorneys in Boston.
Hiring an apartment lawyer will give you access to the knowledge, resources and personnel you need for a strong case against your landlord in Boston. Your lawyer can navigate the related premises liability laws, as well as handle processes such as insurance settlement negotiations, while you focus on recovering from your injuries. A lawyer can help you with all the steps involved in your claim, from investigating the accident and gathering evidence to demanding maximum compensation for your damages.
The right lawyer can make a big difference to your apartment injury case. The attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP are dedicated to helping injured victims in the Boston community. We have experience going up against property owners and landlords in pursuit of fair compensation on behalf of injured apartment tenants. We may be able to help you achieve fair results for your apartment injury claim. Call (617) 391-9001 or contact us online now for a free consultation.