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Understanding a Store’s Liability After a Slip and Fall Accident

When you enter a store, the last thing you assume will happen is that you will become injured as a result of a slip-and-fall accident. Unfortunately, whether you are shopping for groceries for a new outfit, there are many situations in which a store’s negligence may lead to a slip-and-fall that could leave you with a severe injury like back or spine injuries. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident while in a store, it is important that you understand what the store’s liability is in regards to your accident. 

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident in a store, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you have suffered as a result. Call 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form to speak with a trusted personal injury lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers.

Is a Store Liable For Your Injuries After a Slip-and-Fall Accident?

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident while inside or on the premises of a store, the store may be held liable for your injuries and losses. This is because stores have a legal duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for all individuals who may enter the premises. In order to provide this safe environment, it is the responsibility of the store and its employees to make sure the property is free of any hazards like slippery floors or debris that cause someone to trip and fall. When a store operates in a negligent manner, it may be found liable for the injuries suffered by a customer who has slipped and fallen. The ways that a store may be found negligent for a slip-and-fall accident include:

  • Failure to put out a wet floor sign in an area that could be slippery
  • Failure to clean up and spillage 
  • Leaving debris around the property

If a store owner or its employees have failed to uphold their duty of care to individuals that have entered their premises, they may be faced with a premises liability claim. If you have been injured while on a store’s premises, it is your legal right to pursue fair compensation for your injuries in the form of damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To get help with your claim, contact a trusted personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our experienced slip and fall accident legal team is led by our experienced co-managing partners, J. Tucker Merrigan and Peter M. Merrigan. J. Tucker Merrigan has been a co-managing partner of the law firm for over a decade. He has been recognized for his work helping clients in Massachusetts with honors like being named to the Top 40 Under 40 for National Trial Lawyers;  2018-2021 Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020-2021 Lawyer.com Top Attorney Award, and 2023 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice. Co-managing partner, Peter M. Merrigan has been awarded for his dedication and hard work helping the communities of Boston: 2018 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; 2021 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer.”

Contact a Trusted Boston Slip-and-Fall Lawyer Today

If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident while in a store, they may be held liable for the injuries you have suffered as a result of their negligence. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have the experience to help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve.

With over 45 years of experience, our team of award-winning lawyers are proud to offer you the trusted representation you need to receive the compensation you are owed. Contact our Massachusetts law office today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced rollover accident lawyer by filling out our contact form or calling 617-391-9001.