Somerville Slip and Fall Attorney

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 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.

Why Hire Our Slip and Fall Lawyers?

  • We identify with our clients. We founded Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP on the principles of honesty, integrity and a passion for helping others.
  • We attain real results. Our long history of successful case results showcases our lawyers’ capabilities in and out of the courtroom.
  • We work for nothing upfront. Our Somerville slip and fall lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, with no fees charged to clients until we win.

What Elements Are Necessary to Win a Slip and Fall Claim?

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.

  1. Property owner duty of care. Your lawyer can identify the defendant’s exact duties of care owed to you based on your classification as a visitor: an invitee, licensee or trespasser. In general, property owners have a duty to search for, repair and warn of known hazards.
  2. Breach of the duty of care. Then, your lawyer must present evidence of the property owner’s breach of his or her duty of care, such as failing to clean a spilled liquid in a timely manner or ignoring a leaky pipe.
  3. Causation for damages. Next, your lawyer must establish a connection between the property owner’s negligence and your slip and fall. In other words, your accident would not have happened were it not for the negligence of the defendant.
  4. Damages sustained. Finally, your lawyer must prove the real, specific and compensable damages you suffered in the slip and fall accident. A lawyer could use evidence such as pay stubs and medical bills.

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.

Do You Have a Case? Find Out Today

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.

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