Slip and Fall Accident FAQs
Slips and falls can happen in many different ways. Whether it was caused by snow and ice, spilled liquid, or some other factor was in involved, these accidents can cause personal injuries to unsuspecting people. In case you had one of these accidents, here are some Boston slip and fall accident FAQs.
- Do I Have a Case?
- How Much is My Case Worth?
- What is Negligence?
- What is the Statute of Limitations?
- Will I Have to Go to Court?
- How Do I Find a Slip and Fall Lawyer?
It depends. If you, or your slip & fall attorney can show that a propery owner was negligent which led to your fall, and you sustained injuries from the fall, then you probably have a case.
It depends on some different factors. Can liability be established? How much are the medical bills? Did you lose time from work? Are the injuries minor, were catastrophic injuries sustained?
In the context of slip and fall accidents, negligence is when a property owner, or some other party responsible for a given property, fails to reasonably maintain it, causing injuries to someone else.
For most slip and fall accident cases in Massachusetts, the statute of limitations is three years.
Possibly. Most cases do settle. If a case does not settle at the claims stage, then a lawsuit will need to be filed . However, even if a slip and fall claim is filed in court, the case can still settle and you may not have to go to court.
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