Massachusetts Premises Liability Attorneys

Helping Families Navigate Premises Liability Law

Getting injured is bad enough without having to worry about medical bills or lost wages. If you were on someone else’s property, and the injury was a result of their neglect, they are responsible. Property owners can be held liable if their neglect creates dangerous conditions.

Get experienced premises liability lawyers by your side. We'll help you navigate in and out of the legal proceedings, and get back to living.

Have You Suffered Due to a Property Owner’s Negligence?

Sustaining injury on another’s property takes several forms, but one thing is clear:

Whether you were invited to a party and slipped on poorly maintained floors, or suffered electrical burns from the shock of using an outdated and faulty outlet in your apartment, you are entitled to compensation for injuries resulting from the owner’s negligence.

What Should You Do if You’ve Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

  1. Seek medical attention.
  2. If possible take photos of the area where you were injured.
  3. If possible, get the names and contact info of witnesses.
  4. File or obtain an incident/police report.
  5. Do not sign anything without getting legal advice first.
  6. Seek legal advice from an experienced premises liability attorney.
  7. After an injury on someone’s property, a lawyer or the insurance company will try to reach out to you. They might seem helpful, but they are looking for ways to lower any potential payout. Politely decline to speak with anyone other than your insurance company. Simply tell them that you are exploring your legal options.

What Makes A Premises Liability Case?

People on the Property are Called “Visitors”. What kind of Visitor Were You?

Premises liability cases depend on the circumstances under which someone visits the property. There are three different types of visitors to a property under premises liability law.

Invitee:

An invitee is someone invited onto the property. They could be a customer or vendor getting invited into a store or office. Or they could be a friend or neighbor getting invited into someone’s home. The property owner, manager, or non-owner resident is responsible for maintaining their property. Improper maintenance or lack of precautions increase the risk of injury.

Licensee:

A licensee enters a property for their own purpose with the consent of the property owner. They enter the property to do work or tasks with the permission of the property owner. For example, professional cleaners and lawncare professionals are licensees. Like invitees, licensees are entitled to an expectation that they will be reasonably safe. Although, they are not granted as many protections as invitees.

Trespasser:

Trespassers enter a property, for their own purposes, without the consent of the property owner or manager. They are not entitled to any compensation if they suffer personal injuries while trespassing on someone else’s property.

Types of Premises Liability Claims

When you or someone in your family is injured, your first thought is getting them back to health. The second is usually medical bills. When we represent you in court, we focus on getting you compensated for your injuries. Those injuries go beyond the wounds themselves. You’re in pain. Work is missed.

Here Are a Few Examples of How We Can Right the Wrong:

Lost Wages:

Paying for medical bills gets much harder if you can’t work as a result of your injuries. We can help you get reimbursed for those missed paychecks.

Pain and Suffering:

We can help you recover damages for any pain and suffering you experience. Besides being physically painful, an injury can also cause emotional pain and suffering.

Wrongful Death:

When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can file a premises liability lawsuit for wrongful death on their behalf.

Examples of Premises Liability Cases

There are many different situations in which a personal injury can occur on someone else’s property. Some of the most common include:

  • Slip and fall cases
  • Defective staircases
  • Electrocution
  • Defective sidewalks
  • Lack of security
  • Dog bites or attacks from other animals
  • Falling or flying objects
  • Ceiling collapse
  • Burns
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Drowning
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Personal injuries sustained at a concert

Reach Out for a Case Evaluation with No Obligation or Fee — just advice.

Injured on someone else's property? Contact our law firm — especially before speaking with insurance representatives. Get advice at NO cost and with NO obligation. We can answer your questions and provide direction. If you retain us as your attorneys, we handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies.

Focus on your family and your health, and we’ll get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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