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Settlement For Client With Broken Wrist From A Slip And Fall

The Law Office of Christopher Earley recently settled a slip and fall claim for $ 110,000.  The claim involved our client who slipped and fell on a property she was visiting.  The cause of the fall was a broken exterior light which was not working.  Our client therefore could not adequately see as it was dark out, and she fractured her left wrist in this slip and fall accident.  Due to the severity of the injuries involved, she eventually would have to undergo surgery to repair her broken wrist.

Slip and fall claims are examples of premises liability claims.  Massachusetts law requires all property owners to reasonably maintain their property.  If they fail to to do this, they can be held liable and potentially sued for negligence.  When broken bones (also called fractures) result from a property owner’s negligence, sizeable settlements typically result.