Slip and Fall Injuries
Have you or someone you know ever sustained a personal injury due to accidentally slipping, tripping, or falling? Did you know you may be entitled to compensation? Many people never contact an attorney after one of these accidents because they simply believe there is no recourse. Slip and fall accidents may be caused by foreign substances on the ground like liquids in a supermarket or some object fallen off a shelf or left in the middle of a walkway.
In 2007, The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts adopted of the “mode of operations” standard in slip and fall cases. Under this standard, a store owner is liable if the owner could reasonably foresee the possible occurrence of a dangerous condition caused by a third party (example: another customer spilling liquid) due to the owner's mode of operation (example: self-service of allowing customers to handle loose bottles of liquid), and the owner failed to take adequate steps to prevent the resulting injuries.
Other types of slip and fall accidents occur due to negligent maintenance of a property owner or landlord. Tenants and/or their guests can sustain serious injury due to unsafe conditions on a poorly maintained property. It is important to have an attorney immediately involved so that evidence can be collected and claims made within the required time periods.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Dog bites and animal attacks can cause significant injuries requiring long term medical care. In Massachusetts dog owners are strictly liable for any injury or damage caused by their dog. This means the dog owner is responsible even if the dog has never shown any aggressive tendencies. In some cases, the dog owner will be liable even when the does not make physical contact with the victim. If you have sustained an injury due to an animal attack you may be entitled to recover medical bills, psychological or emotional damages, pain and suffering and worker's compensation. Many home owner insurance policies cover animal attacks and it is important to have an attorney file a claim right away.
5 Tips after an Automobile Accident
- Be sure you go to the hospital right away to get checked out.
- Take photos of the scene, positions of the cars, any damage and any injuries sustained.
- Call the police or 911. You will need a police report later.
- Inform the doctor that you have been in a car accident;
- Tell them about the injuries you sustained;
- Tell them about any pain you have; and
- Tell them about any preexisting conditions you have.
- Do not submit to a record statement for the insurance company before speak with an attorney.
- Do not trying to settle your own claim, hire an attorney. Insurance adjusters are professionally trained and you need a professional Attorney on your side.
Our attorneys represent clients in many types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home abuse, dog bites and product liability claims. Our goal is to ensure that you receive fair compensation from the negligent parties. We undertake a thorough investigation, including identifying all the responsible defendants, gathering contracts, taking witness statements, taking accident scene photos and more. Our attorneys have the negotiation skills to deal with insurance companies and their representatives to recover for our personal injury clients. We are committed to seeing that our clients receive a fair settlement for compensatory damages like pain and suffering, medical expenses, future medical treatment, lost wages, and emotional pain. We often settle cases before having to go to trial. However, if the defendants don't offer fair compensation, we are ready to fight out your personal injury case in the courtroom. We have won significant awards for our personal injury clients.