Have you or someone you know ever sustained a personal injured due to accidentally slipping, tripping, or falling? Did you know you may be entitled compensation? Many people never contact an attorney after one of these accidents because they simple believe there is no recourse. These slip and fall accidents may have been 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 type 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 at 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 cause by their dog. This means the dog owner is responsible even if 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.
Attorney Sean M. Murphy represents clients in many types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home abuse, dog bites and product liability claims. His goal is to ensure that you receive fair compensation from the negligent parties. Attorney Sean M. Murphy does a thorough investigation, including identifying all of the responsible defendants, gathering contracts, taking witness statements, taking accident scene photos and more. He also has the negotiation skills to deal with insurance companies and their representatives to recover for his personal injury clients. He is committed to seeing that his clients receive a fair settlement for compensatory damages like pain and suffering, medical expenses, future medical treatment, lost wages and emotional pain. Often, he settles many cases before having to go to trial. However, if the defendants don’t offer fair compensation, he’s ready to fight out your personal injury case in the courtroom. All around, attorney Sean M. Murphy has won significant awards for his personal injury clients.