By Robert I. Feinberg | Published October 10, 2023 | | |
You probably go to the local grocery store a couple of times a week and never think of it as a place where you could get hurt. But slips and falls happen in supermarkets far too often. When they are due to negligence on the part of store management or employees, the injured customer deserves Read MoreRead More
As we have mentioned in prior blogs, following Papadopoulos v. Target Corp. 457 Mass. 368 (2010), the standard of care of a landowner for a slip and fall accident on snow and ice changed from having to show an artificial or unnatural accumulation of ice to whether the landlord acted reasonably in relation to the threat of harm posed by the snow and/or ice condition. The focus is on the conduct of the defendant who is obligated to use reasonable care in treating the condition that led to the fall.Read More
Let It Snow, But Don’t Forget to Salt… People across the country are experiencing excessive amounts of snow and very cold temperatures. That weather has certainly come to the Northeast. Not surprisingly, I have fielded more than a few calls from people who have fallen. Some have experienced very serious injuries. In the past, I Read MoreRead More
A common theme in representing victims of accidents, especially those injuries that occur on premises, is that the landowner or other entity in control of the property may change the conditions that gave rise to the accident after it occurred. Certainly, then, it is imperative for the lawyer to video or photograph the scene as Read MoreRead More
It is always useful to check out the perspective of the other side in any injury litigation dispute. For instance, the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) does research on the prevention of slip and fall accidents — for the benefit of flooring supply and maintenance companies and the insurance companies that represent them. For businesses Read MoreRead More
Property owners have a duty to keep their property safe so that people who enter it are not put into unnecessarily dangerous situations. When an accident occurs because of dangerous or poorly maintained property, it is called a premise liability accident, and victims have a right to sue for monetary compensation. The general rule in Read MoreRead More
It is an employer’s responsibility to ensure a safe working environment. When they fail to do so, accidents happen, and the injured worker has the right to file a claim. If you have been injured in a workplace because of the negligence of your employer or a colleague, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Read MoreRead More
Construction sites are dangerous. As a result, construction workers routinely suffer a variety of different injuries. However, when they suffer injury, they can file a workers compensation claim, or possibly a claim against a responsible third party such as the manufacturer of faulty equipment. But what happens if you sustain an injury while walking near Read MoreRead More
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