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In Massachusetts, property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their properties and keep them safe and hazard-free for guests, visitors, and residents. The definition of property owners can include landlords, business owners, retail store owners, restaurant owners, and any other owners of either public or private property. Because of this responsibility, the landowner is held accountable for any failures to meet the duty of care for their property, as well as any injury or death as a result of this, especially if they had prior knowledge of the problem.
If you have been injured due to an owner’s failure to fulfill his legal requirements, contact a skilled premises liability lawyer at our law office today by phone or email.
Our Lawyers Discuss Common Premises Liability Cases
Defective, or negligently maintained premises, are among the most common sources of serious personal injuries and wrongful death. The range of defective conditions which give rise to “premises liability” claims are extremely broad. Slip and fall is the most common type of premises liability case and occurs when someone injures himself or herself falling on the property. Falls often occur due to spills that haven’t been properly cleaned off of the floor, a hazardous hole that has been left on the grounds, a parking lot that is not lit properly, or unsafe structures, such as staircases and escalators.
Other examples of the types of defective premises cases associated with serious injury or death include defective building construction, inadequate building maintenance, unfilled holes in land, unapparent obstructions, lack of conformity with State building code regulations, such as the Massachusetts Building Code, including defects in stairway design or maintenance, lack of required railings, inadequate lighting, defective flooring, defective electrical wiring, defective plumbing, injuries caused by broken glass, injuries caused by defective heating systems (such as carbon monoxide poisoning and gas leaks), defective building repairs, deck failures caused by rot or other eroding building materials, egress-related issues and other building and land-related hazards.
Property owners may also be held responsible if visitors are injured due to negligent security. For example, if the security officers at the property fail to protect a visitor from assault, the property owner may be liable.
Our Law Firm Explains How Modified Comparative Negligence Laws May Affect Your Premises Liability Case
Due to Massachusetts modified comparative negligence laws, victims may still recover compensation in a premises liability lawsuit even if they are partly to blame for their injuries. If both the property owner and the victim contributed to the cause of the accident, each party will be assigned a percentage of fault. For example, it may be determined that the victim was 30% responsible for the accident and the property owner was 70% responsible. In this case, the victim’s compensation would be reduced by 30% to account for her share of the fault.
Sometimes, the victim will not be able to recover any compensation because of the role she played in causing the accident. This occurs when the victim is found to be more than 50% liable for the accident. In this situation, the victim would not be awarded any compensation because she is mainly at fault for her own injuries.
The defendant in a premises liability case may try to shift the blame onto you so he does not have to pay as much or anything at all. Let an attorney review your case and help you prove that the defendant was liable for your injuries.
How Much Does A Premises Liability Attorney In Boston Charge?
If you would like to file a premises liability claim, you may be wondering how much you will have to spend on an attorney. Fortunately, personal injury victims do not have to worry about paying legal fees as they recover from their injuries. This is because personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis instead of charging clients flat or hourly fees. Therefore, you will not have to pay any legal fees unless your attorney is able to recover compensation for your injuries. If your attorney is unable to reach a settlement or win a verdict on your behalf, you won’t have to pay.
How Can Boston Attorneys Help Your Premises Liability Case?
If you believe you have a premises liability case, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The most important step in proving your case is showing that there was a hazardous condition on the premises that caused your injury, and that, furthermore, the property owner was aware of the problem and did not take the appropriate actions to prevent possible injuries quickly enough or at all. Parker Scheer LLP premises liability lawyers have the expertise necessary to get you the best possible results and the compensation you deserve. The damages that can be recovered in a defective premises case usually include medical expenses, lost and future lost wages, pain and suffering and the cost of rehabilitation.
Seek Legal Representation From One of the Best Law Firms in Boston, MA
Parker Scheer LLP has represented scores of clients injured or killed as a result of defective premises. For more information about your potential case, or to speak directly to one of our premises liability lawyers, please contact us here, or telephone our Boston offices toll-free, seven days a week, at (617) 886-0500. There is never a charge for an initial consultation. During the free consultation, we will answer any legal questions that you may have and provide you with honest legal advice.
Our Boston premises liability lawyers have years of experience representing the injured. Some of our firm’s other practice areas include car accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, and dangerous products. We serve clients in Cambridge, Boston, Chelmsford and throughout Suffolk County and Middlesex County.