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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 on Cape Cod, the owner of the property may owe you compensation if he or she was negligent. Contact Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers for a free legal consultation today. Give us a call at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.

What Makes Our Law Firm Unique for Slip and Fall Claims on Cape Cod?

A slip and fall can occur virtually anywhere. While these accidents may not seem serious at the time, they can result in serious, life-altering injuries. If you have been injured due to a slip and fall caused by a negligent party on Cape Cod, our team of Massachusetts slip and fall accident attorneys can help:

  • 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 Cape Cod slip and fall attorney if he or she wins your case.

When you work with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you will receive the dedicated and passionate representation your case deserves.

J. Tucker Merrigan, one of our co-managing partners, has been with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers for more than ten years. He has received the following honors for helping clients get the compensation they deserve: Top 40 Under 40 for National Trial Lawyers, 2023 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice, and more. Our other co-managing partner, Peter M. Merrigan has received these honors for helping his clients in Massachusetts: 2018 Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers, 2018 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2019-2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and more.

Who Is Liable for Your Slip and Fall on 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 Cape Cod slip and fall accident lawyer can prove the four elements listed above are more likely to be true than not true, based on a preponderance of evidence.

How Is Compensation Determined in a Slip and Fall Case?

In Massachusetts, compensation is determined based on the specific details of a person’s slip and fall case. Depending on the extensive losses and injuries, victims of slip and fall accidents on Cape Cod may be able to collect the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

One of our Cape Cod slip and fall accident lawyers can investigate the specific details of your case to determine what damages you may be eligible to retain and calculate how much you may be in compensation for your losses.

Frequently Asked Questions About Slip and Fall Accidents

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, 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 Cape Cod personal injury 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 Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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 Personal Injury Lawyers 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 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation with a slip and fall attorney on Cape Cod.

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