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Boston Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys

Were you injured in a premises liability accident in Boston?

When property owners or operators are not diligent about maintaining safe conditions at their premises, you could get seriously hurt in a slip and fall incident. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a commercial or residential property owner, speak with the attorneys at Feinberg & Alban PC. With offices in Boston and Brookline, we have the experience you need to deal with defendants and insurance companies so that you can obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Regardless of where you were hurt or what specific negligence you are alleging, you can depend on our team to fight hard on your behalf.

Understanding the legal standards surrounding premises liability claims

Slip and fall claims fall into the category of premises liability litigation, where property owners or managers are accused of violating the duty of care owed to their guests. When someone with control over the premises fails to take reasonable safety measures, visitors who are injured due to that failure can recover personal injury damages. In some cases, premises liability cases stem from the fact that the defendant did not warn the plaintiff of a hard-to-see hazard. Other times, the tortious conduct involves a failure to repair a problem that the property owner knew, or should have known, about.

Where do slip and fall injuries occur?

A serious slip and fall can occur anywhere, including businesses and private homes. Common locations where these injuries happen include:

  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Stairways, elevators and escalators
  • Houses and apartments
  • Shopping malls
  • Offices and other business sites

No matter where you were hurt, we conduct a thorough investigation to determine if the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of your slip and fall injury.

What are the most common causes of slip and fall incidents?

Various types of hazards cause people to fall, such as:

  • Snow and ice on sidewalks
  • Spills on supermarket and restaurant floors
  • Rain on indoor or outdoor walking surfaces
  • Damaged floors and pavement
  • Poor lighting
  • Faulty or missing handrails
  • Loose mats and rugs
  • Clutter and other hard-to-see obstructions

Don’t assume that you fell because of your own clumsiness. Even if you were partly to blame for your injury, you can still collect compensation as long as you bear less fault for your injury than the defendant.

What injuries are most common after a fall?

You could suffer numerous types of injuries in a slip and fall accident, such as:

  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Concussions and other injuries to the head and brain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Torn ligaments and muscles

Whatever your specific claim entails, we have the resources to present a detailed case regarding your medical condition during settlement negotiations and in court.

What do you need to prove in a slip and fall claim?

To win damages in a slip and fall lawsuit, the following four elements must be proven:

  • The property owner owed you a duty of reasonable care — This is usually true unless you were not allowed to be on the premises.
  • The property owner breached their duty — Often, defendants claim that this element does not exist because they used reasonable care under the circumstances
  • Your injuries directly resulted from the defendant’s breach — You must show that the defendant’s failure to take proper precautions was the proximate cause of your slip and fall.
  • You suffered compensable injuries — In some cases, a property might try to avoid liability by alleging that your injuries did not come from your fall on their premises.

Our attorneys are well versed in premises liability actions and know how to overcome the tactics that insurance companies try to use in order to avoid their legal responsibility to victims.

What is the statute of limitations for a Boston slip and fall accident claim?

Under Massachusetts law, you have three years to file a slip and fall lawsuit. However, you should remember that these cases typically turn on the condition of the premises where the incident occurred. Should you wait too long to contact an attorney, the property owner might make changes that make it difficult to recreate the circumstances that led to your injury.

Contact an experienced Boston lawyer to get a free consultation about a slip and fall claim

Feinberg & Alban PC seeks compensation for victims of slip and fall incidents throughout the Boston area. If you were hurt in a fall on someone else’s property, please call us at 617-232-5950 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation regarding your potential case. Our offices are in Boston’s Center Plaza and Brookline.

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

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