Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
While slip and fall accidents are sometimes thought of as minor incidents, they can often result in life-changing injuries such as brain trauma and spinal cord damage. Slip and fall accidents are often a result of conditions found on unsafe premises caused by negligent property owners. These accidents can leave innocent individuals suffering a great deal of pain and financial hardships associated with medical costs for treatment.
While laws exist to protect the rights of individuals who sustain personal injuries such as those associated with slip and fall accidents, determining who is at fault in these incidents can be quite difficult. Fortunately, an experienced slip and fall attorney can help victims hold the responsible parties accountable.
Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases
Often, the careless actions of a property owner can lead to dangerous conditions that cause slip and fall accidents, making them liable to pay out compensation to the victim. In order to determine that the property owner is liable for the accident, the following conditions must be proven to have existed:
- The owner knew about the conditions that caused the accident and did nothing about them
- The owner or an employee caused the conditions that led to the accident and did not notify anyone
- The owner or an employee should have been aware of the dangerous conditions as any reasonably responsible owner or employee would
Due to the serious nature of these accidents, it is often necessary for victims to enlist the help of skilled personal injury attorneys when pursuing compensation for their suffering.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney in Massachusetts
If you or a loved one suffered injuries during a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of another party, the Massachusetts legal team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, is ready to give you the personalized legal advice you need. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more.