Boston Slip and Fall Attorneys
Here are things to do following a slip and fall accident. Some common slip and fall scenarios that seem to happen frequently are:
Slips and Falls On Snow And Ice
Not long ago Massachusetts law on slips and falls on snow and ice was harsh. That was because the injured victim, in order to have a valid case, would need to show the snow or ice was an “unnatural accumulation.” This was a tough burden to meet which prevented many claims from going forward.
Thankfully, Massachusetts snow and ice law in 2011 underwent significant change. Under the new law, Massachusetts snow and ice slip and fall victims need only show the property owner of the property where you fell acted unreasonably in failing to remove snow and ice.
This sea change in the law has greatly increased access to justice for victims of snow and ice personal injury accidents
Slips And Falls In Stores
Another common situation I see are slips and falls in retail stores and supermarkets. Commonly there is a slip and fall fall due to a liquid or other foreign substance on the floor.
The injury victim with these cases must show the property owner had “notice” of the condition and failed to take action. This can be a tough burden to satisfy.
For slips and falls in or around self-service areas, however, the law is a little kinder on injury victims. With these cases, the victim needs to prove a store’s “mode of operation” created a dangerous and foreseeable hazard, that resulted in injury to the plaintiff.
Slips And Falls At Work
For those that slip and fall at work, they have workers compensation rights. Also, if the fall was the result of the negligence of a third-party, then they have the right to pursue that case as well against the appropriate party.
Boston Slip And Fall Attorneys That Can Help You
Slip and fall cases are tough in Massachusetts. Thankfully, Massachusetts courts have recently relaxed the burdens for plaintiffs in certain cases.
This opens up the courthouse doors to slip and fall injury victims. Contact us today if you or someone you know slipped and fell and needs a Boston, slip and fall attorney.