Cape Cod Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

If someone fails to take adequate care of a property, a slip and fall accident can occur. Slip, trip and fall accidents are often preventable with steps such as premises inspections and regular maintenance. If you were injured in a recent slip and fall accident in Cape Cod, the owner of the property may owe you compensation if he or she was negligent. Contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for a free legal consultation today.

What Makes Our Law Firm Unique

  • We know how to resolve all types of premises liability cases: slip and falls, dog attacks, swimming pool accidents, and more. We have decades of experience.
  • We are committed to the safety of the Cape Cod community. We always do what we can to give back.
  • We are not afraid to proceed to trial during cases that cannot settle. Our lawyers have gone to trial and won positive verdicts on behalf of many clients.
  • We take Cape Cod slip and fall clients on a contingency fee basis. You will only have to pay your lawyer if he or she wins your case.

Who Is Liable for Your Slip and Fall in Cape Cod?

Slip, trip and fall accident claims employ premises liability laws. In Massachusetts, the doctrine of premises liability holds that it is a property owner’s legal responsibility to ensure the reasonable safety of his or her property. If an owner negligently fails to fulfill this duty and a slip and fall accident occurs as a result, the owner could be liable for damages.

  1. A duty of care required by the defendant to the plaintiff.
  2. A breach of the defendant’s duty of care to the plaintiff.
  3. An injury and compensable damages suffered by the plaintiff.
  4. A connection between the defendant’s actions/omissions and the plaintiff’s injury.

The most common defendant in a slip and fall accident claim is the party that owns the property where the fall occurred. This could be an individual, business or government (on public property). You could receive compensation if your lawyer can prove the four elements listed above are more likely to be true than not true, based on a preponderance of evidence.

Frequently Asked Questions About Slip and Fall Accidents

At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we realize how overwhelming and confusing a slip and fall accident can be. We are passionate about helping clients with everything they might need – including honest and straightforward answers to their most pressing questions.

  • How long do you have to file? Filing a slip and fall accident claim must happen within three years of the date of the accident, in most cases. This is Massachusetts’ statute of limitations on all personal injury claims.
  • Are your injuries common? The most frequently diagnosed injuries in slip and fall accidents are broken bones, head trauma, back injuries, herniated disks and lacerations. You could have grounds for a case with any type of injury, however.
  • How much is your case worth? The value of your case can depend on the actions of the defendant, the extent of your injuries, the cost of your medical bills and many other factors. Our lawyers fight for maximum compensation for all clients using proven strategies.

If you need an answer to a question related to your specific accident or situation that is not listed here, please contact us to arrange a free consultation. We can answer your individual questions at no charge nor obligation to hire our lawyers.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation in Cape Cod, MA

Slip and fall accidents happen frequently in Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts. They can happen at work, at a grocery store, in a parking lot, on a sidewalk, in a park or at someone’s home. If you believe a property owner should have prevented your fall accident and related injuries, contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP to discuss your rights. We may be able to help you achieve a fair outcome for your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Call (617) 391-9001 24/7 to schedule your free case evaluation.

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