Common Defenses to Massachusetts Slip and Fall Claims

If you have been involved in a Massachusetts slip and fall accident it is important for you to be aware of what you will need to prove your case.  It is equally important that you know what type of defenses the insurance adjuster and defense attorney will assert against you.  Here is a list of some common defenses in Massachusetts slip and fall cases that you should have on your radar:

1.  The slip and fall accident was your fault;

2.  The landowner did not have proper notice of the defective condition that caused the fall;

3.  The landowner could not have, with the exercise of reasonable care, prevented your accident;

4.  You were not paying attention when you fell (corollary to number 1, above).

These are only some of the defenses that will likely be raised in connection with your Massachusetts slip and fall claim.  Remember, even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover monetary compensation.  Please contact me with any Massachusetts slip and fall accident questions you may have.