Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

When a  slip and fall accident takes place, it often results in serious and lasting personal injuries. At the same time, slip and fall accidents and the resulting slip and fall injuries can lead to significant emotional distress damages and pain and suffering damages as well. A Massachusetts slip and fall accident can take place at any time and at many locations, such as in a retail store, restaurant, supermarket, construction site or on snow and ice at someone’s home.

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your particular slip and fall accident, it is important that you promptly obtain the services of a qualified and highly skilled  slip and fall lawyer to help you prove the negligence of the property owner and recover fair and just personal injury damages or wrongful death damages. Our Boston, MA slip and fall law office will work tirelessly on your behalf in order to protect your rights so that you may receive full monetary compensation.

It is an unfortunate fact that  slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of injury visits to   emergency rooms. This is particularly true for individuals who are age 70 or older. According to the American Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are at least one million Americans who suffer a slip, trip and fall personal injury annually. Further, over 17,000 people die in the United States because of slip and fall injuries every year.

Massachusetts slip, trip and fall injuries are also very common in the workplace. Such personal injuries make up 15 percent of all employment injuries. Additionally, Massachusetts slip and fall accidents make up between 12 and 15 percent of all workers’ compensation benefits that are paid out.

According to the CDC, between 20% and 30% of people who suffer a slip and fall accident will sustain moderate to severe slip and fall injuries, including bruises, hip fractures or head injuries. These slip and fall injuries can seriously diminish the quality of life of the injured Massachusetts slip and fall victim because such personal injuries can inhibit mobility and the person’s ability for independent living. Massachusetts slip and fall accidents make up 46% of all fatal personal injury accidents among elder Americans.

The Massachusetts slip, trip and fall accident attorney specialists at our full service Boston, MA law firm have a thorough understanding of Massachusetts slip and fall law. If you elect to retain our Boston, MA slip and fall law office to assist you with your or your loved one’s Massachusetts slip, trip and fall accident claim, rest assured that our expert Massachusetts attorney specialists will skillfully navigate through the legal complexities of your case. Our Boston, MA law firm is not content with the outcome of a client’s case unless the client is fully satisfied that he or she has received the full extent of personal injury damages or wrongful death damages that justice requires.

Our Massachusetts slip and fall accident attorney professionals will assist you in obtaining a wide range of personal injury damages. Typically, the damages that Massachusetts slip and fall victims are entitled to recover for their slip and fall injuries include: lost wages; past, present and future medical expense damages relating to your accident; lost future earning capacity damages; permanent disability and disfigurement damages; emotional distress damages; pain and suffering damages; the repairing and replacing of any personal property damaged in the accident; and the costs of hiring in-home care because of the slip, trip and fall accident. In order to recover the highest possible amount of money damages for you, our Boston, MA slip and fall lawyer advocates have the burden of demonstrating that the other party is responsible for your injuries – namely that the other party was negligent. The other party may have acted intentionally or carelessly in causing your Massachusetts slip and fall injuries, and our Boston, MA slip, trip and fall personal injury lawyer specialists are experts at establishing the negligence of the other party.

In order to demonstrate the guilty party’s negligence with regard to a personal injury claim for Massachusetts slip and fall damages, our Boston, MA slip and fall law office must prove four elements: duty, breach, causation and damages. More specifically, it is necessary that our Massachusetts slip, trip and fall claim lawyers show that: (1) the other party owed a duty of care to you or your loved one; (2) the other party breached that duty that was owed to you; (3) when this occurred, it caused you or your loved one to sustain a loss; and (4) the loss included slip and fall injuries.

As an example, a Massachusetts property owner has a duty to exercise reasonable care while maintaining safety at his or her premises. If the property owner does not exercise reasonable care, and creates an unreasonably dangerous condition on his or her property, then the owner will have acted negligently and may be found responsible for your slip and fall injuries and personal injury damages or wrongful death damages.

Shopper Awarded Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars After Slipping on Cherry Pit.

Businesses have an obligation to their customers to keep a reasonably safe, secure environment. While a typical trip or fall may not be overly harmful, a slip and fall injury can be serious, or even fatal. Slip and fall incidents cause 15% of all accidental deaths in the Commonwealth, making them second only to motor vehicle deaths as a cause of Massachusetts accidental deaths. When a business fails to behave appropriately, its negligence can result in serious injuries, injuries that they can be held financially accountable for. If you or a loved one have recently tripped or slipped and fallen and sustained substantial injuries, you may be able to recover for your injuries through a successful personal injury lawsuit.

That is precisely what one Bostonian woman did after she was injured in a shopping center. The fifty-nine-year-old woman was shopping at the produce section of her local grocery store when she slipped on a cherry pit that was lying on the ground. The woman fell back, slamming her back against the ground, injuring her L4 and L5 vertebrae. The woman had to undergo spinal laminectomy and discectomy surgeries due to the damage to her spine.

The woman filed a personal injury lawsuit against the supermarket to cover her medical expenses, pain and suffering, and the future back pain and soreness she is now forced to live with. Apparently, the store’s guidebook required that the produce section have rubber mats to prevent this type of slip and fall injury, but the specific store the woman went to had no such mats. Rather than go to trial, the two parties held a mediation. At the end of the mediation, the supermarket agreed to pay the woman $250,000 to compensate her for her injuries and expenses.

If you or a loved one have slipped and fallen on another’s property due to their negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from those who are responsible.

Nevada Woman Receives $13 Million in Slip and Fall Case.

Property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to their visitors to maintain their property in such a way that avoids unreasonably dangerous conditions which pose a risk of injury to pedestrians. This means that the property owner must keep the premises free of dangerous conditions, such as hazardous snow or ice spillage or foreign substances. The property owner must also maintain appropriate lighting, repair uneven walkways and staircases and correct any other situation that is likely to result in serious injury to visitors. If a property owner creates a dangerous condition on his or her property, or allows such a condition to persist for an unreasonable amount of time, he or she may be liable for damages to some who is injured as a result of the dangerous condition. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact our expert Boston slip and fall accident attorneys today.

In July 2013, Kelly Hendrickson was shopping at Lowe’s Home Centers store in Nevada. As she was looking at the palm trees in the garden center, she slipped on a wet substance draining from the bottom of several planters. She suffered a skull fracture and hemorrhage in the front of her brain. She has also suffered from chronic neck pain and headaches, increased anxiety and depression issues with her balance, and a lost sense of taste and smell.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Hendrickson filed a lawsuit against Lowe’s Home Centers. She asked for $40.6 million for medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and physical and mental pain and suffering. During the trial, Hendrickson’s lawyers reported that 30 other people were injured after falling in Lowe’s garden centers in Clark County during the previous five years, but the company nevertheless did nothing to correct the hazard. The jury found that Lowe’s was 80 percent negligent and Hendrickson was 20 percent negligent. They awarded Hendrickson $13.14 million for medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. The jury did not award Hendrickson punitive damages because they concluded that Lowe’s was not guilty of implied malice.