A slip and fall accident can be perilous for a vulnerable victim, such as someone over the age of 65. In especially dangerous circumstances, such as in a stairwell or at a construction site, a fall accident could also be deadly. People who survive slip and fall accidents often suffer injuries such as painful bone fractures, head trauma or debilitating back injuries.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we take slip and fall accidents seriously. We are committed to holding negligent property owners and other parties accountable for causing or contributing to falls. Our personal injury lawyers in Somerville may be able to help you secure financial compensation for your damages. Please contact us now to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
A slip and fall claim is a type of premises liability civil action. Premises liability laws hold that property owners have a duty of care to reasonably look out for the safety of their visitors. If an owner fails in this duty, resulting in a preventable slip and fall accident, he or she could be financially responsible for the victim’s damages. As the plaintiff in a slip and fall accident claim in Massachusetts, you or your attorney will typically need to prove four main elements for a successful case.
Proving negligence requires gathering evidence such as accident reports, surveillance footage, eyewitness statements and cleaning logs. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP may be able to help you collect evidence and bring a case against a property owner in Somerville for your slip and fall damages. While we cannot guarantee results, we can promise to do everything we can to achieve justice on your behalf.
After a slip and fall accident, collect evidence such as photographs if you are able. Report your fall to an authority. Seek medical care for your injuries and document your health care experience. Then, contact us to discuss the possibility of bringing a slip and fall accident claim against a property owner, company, the government or another party. We can review your case in detail at no charge or obligation to hire our law firm. If we believe you have a case, we may offer to take you on as a client. Find out how we can help you and your loved ones today. Call (617) 391-9001 to speak with a slip and fall accident lawyer in Somerville from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP.