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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.