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Experts and Massachusetts Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall cases are tough to win in Massachusetts.  Often, an insurance company will deny a slip and fall claim because it feels that the victim caused the accident and was alone responsible for the loss.  In order to defeat this notion, it is often important to hire an engineer who, through testing, photography and observation of the accident scene, can determine whose fault the Massachusetts slip and fall accident actually was.

One way that engineers do this is through a coefficient of friction test.  This test will gauge the tread of the surface where you fell, and may show that the surface was somehow defective.  If it is shown to be defective, you may be able to show negligence on the part of the premises owner. 

In sum, if you are going to win your Massachusetts slip and fall claim with an insurance company, you usually have to retain an expert, such as an engineer, who can opine as to how your Massachusetts slip and fall accident actually occurred.