Slip and Falls Massachusetts Attorney
A slip and fall accident is not something that should be taken lightly. Every year, people in the state of Massachusetts suffer from a serious injury based on a slip and fall accident. This can include wet, icy or slippery surfaces. Individuals also find that they trip and fall along the sidewalk, parking lot, stairway or roadway due to the negligence of others. A fall can take place most anywhere and you should know your legal rights when injured.
Common Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents
Such accidents can result in common injuries that can cause you to lose time at work or cause lasting damage to the body. Such common injuries include:
- Spinal stenosis
- Soft tissue injury
- Bulging disc
- Back pain
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Fracture or broken bone
- Degenerative disc disease
When you fall, it can be more than embarrassing. You may have a serious injury that must be treated and cause you serious pain and suffering. Smaller injuries have a tendency to not heal properly or develop into a pain syndrome for the long-term, especially if you do not seek treatment. With such injures from slip and fall accidents, you may miss work or find that your daily routine is interrupted.
If you are victim of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to some form of financial compensation. Pain and suffering, lost income or health care costs are all areas to be considered as far as compensation is concerned. Being entitled to compensation will be based on who is at fault for the accident. If you are walking in a store and a spill was not cleaned up, then the store was negligent in providing a safe space for walking. This instance would be known as a defect in which a personal injury claim is made for premises liability.
Premises liability is when the premise (building, location, etc.) is responsible for providing a safe environment. Instances of accidents involving slip and falls that fall under premises liability include a liquid from a leak or spill, snow or ice not being removed or treated for slippage, object creating a hazard in a walking path, water from cleaning the floors, etc.
There is no duty for a facility to warn of an obvious defect that exists and the visitor must conduct themselves in a manner that is reasonable based on the circumstances. For example, if you see a huge puddle of water and run through it, slipping and falling, getting hurt in the process, it's your fault. An experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer will be able to review the information of your individual case and help you determine if the slip and fall was something where you are entitled to compensation.
Have your incident reviewed by injury attorney Kathleen Black Reynolds, Esq.. to determine if you can file a personal injury claim. Mrs. Delaney has vast experience with slip and fall cases and is ready to assist in any way possible. Contact her office today for more information.