Slip and Fall Accident Claims in Massachusetts

Slip & Fall injuries

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to pursue a claim against the owner or person in control of the property where the slip and fall accident occurred.

What You Have to Prove

In order to prove your slip and fall claim, you must prove the following:  who owned or controlled the property, negligence, that you suffered damages, and that the owner’s negligence caused your damages.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Some of the different causes of slip and fall accidents include:

Warning Lawful Visitors of Defects

The landowner has a duty to warn of dangers not likely to be known by a lawful visitor and of which the landowner knew or should have known.  However, the landowner is not obligated to warn lawful visitors of open and obvious dangers.

Trespassers

Generally, there is no duty owed to trespassers except to refrain from wanton and willful conduct.  However, the standard of reasonable care does apply to foreseeable child trespassers.

Notice

In some types of slip and fall claims, you must provide proper AND timely notice.

Free Personal Injury Consultation

If you want to talk to Attorney Bob Allison about your claim, you can contact him now for a free consultation by calling 978-740-9433 or filling out our free consultation form. We look forward to talking to you about your Massachusetts personal injury claim.