Persons Injured as a result of Premises Liability in Massachusetts Turn to Parker Scheer. Boston’s Leading Personal Injury Law Firm
In Massachusetts, landowners have a legal obligation to maintain their properties and keep them safe and hazard-free for guests, visitors and residents. Landowners 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.
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, 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.
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 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.
Contact A Premises Liability Lawyer About Your Case
Parker Scheer 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, 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. If you need a lawyer outside of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.
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