Slip and fall accidents can happen abruptly, without any warning. In the space of just a few seconds, the victim could sustain injuries that affect him or her for life. Common slip and fall injuries include bone fractures, head injuries and herniated disks. These can all cause long-lasting or permanent symptoms for a victim.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we help slip and fall accident victims go up against negligent property owners in Cambridge, Massachusetts in pursuit of compensation. We understand premises liability laws and how to navigate them on an injured client’s behalf. Our attorneys do their best to obtain maximum compensation for each case using proven legal tactics. Discuss how we might be able to help you. Call (617) 391-9001 now for a free consultation.
Insurance companies almost always try to refute liability or minimize clients’ recoveries. They are especially notorious, however, for denying slip and fall claims. An attorney can support your claim with evidence such as video footage, maintenance logs, expert testimony and medical records for a stronger case. Then, your lawyer can attempt to negotiate a fair and full insurance settlement value from the company on your behalf. While you undergo treatments, therapies and rehabilitation for your injuries, your lawyer can efficiently handle legal matters connected to your lawsuit.
Most slip and fall accident claims center on the belief that a property owner should have reasonably known about the property condition that caused the fall and thus prevented the injury from occurring. It is a property owner’s legal responsibility to ensure the safety of his or her property before allowing invitees or licensees to enter. If the slip and fall was an accident that another reasonable and prudent property owner would have been able to prevent in similar circumstances, the defendant might be guilty of negligence.
A successful slip and fall accident cause of action establishes the defendant’s duty of care, breach of duty and causation for the fall based on a preponderance of the evidence. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can help you navigate the legal aspects of your claim, including the burden of proof, by returning to the scene of your fall, collecting evidence, analyzing information and building a strong claim to damages. We understand these accidents in and out and know how to fight for maximum recovery from land or business owners in Cambridge.
Just as a slip and fall accident could change your life, so can hiring the right lawyer. Successfully bringing a claim and obtaining compensation from a property owner could enable you to finally move forward from your accident with confidence and financial security. A compensatory award in Massachusetts could repay you for several losses, including all medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, legal expenses, property damages, and punitive damages.
If you are curious whether you have a claim and how much it might be worth, please do not hesitate to contact our slip and fall lawyers. We offer free initial consultations so prospective claimants can better understand their rights and options after harmful slip, trip and fall accidents. Speak to an attorney in Cambridge from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP today. Call us 24/7 at (617) 391-9001.