Massachusetts Slip and Fall Accidents and the Intoxication Defense
Slips and falls happen each and every day in Massachusetts. These accidents happen with greater frequency during the winter due to ice and snow accumulations. If the property owner was negligent in failing to maintain the premises of where you fell, you may have a case. But, if you were intoxicated at the time of the fall, that can be a problem. Usually, the fact that you were intoxicated will not kill your case. But, it will reduce the value of your case. The extent of that reduction depends on the specific facts of your Massachusetts slip and fall accident.