Dane Shulman Associates, LLC
INJURED? FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP
866-942-6740
FREE CONSULTATION
BOSTON INJURY ATTORNEYS
we’ll get you what’s rightfully yours and that’s that

contact us today for a
free consultation

We are here to assist with your legal needs, call 866-942-6740 or complete the contact form below.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident in Massachusetts?

Anyone who has frequented a business has likely seen the bright yellow signs some business owners or managers use to warn people about a potential hazard, such as a wet floor. These warnings are an attempt to prevent a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, some in Massachusetts continue to allow dangerous conditions to exist that could ultimately result in a serious injury.

While some people who have never been injured in such an accident may be quick to dismiss the possibility of such an accident, the fact is that every year people suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries during a fall. Some reports indicate that a slip and fall is the most prevalent reason people seek emergency medical treatment. In fact, approximately 17,000 people are killed as a result of falls each year.

In some cases, the only way to hold responsible parties accountable is by pursuing litigation. Depending on the case, the property owner, manager or even cleaning service could be liable for an accident involving a slip and fall. In a personal injury case, it must be proved that certain parties caused the accident, were aware of the dangerous condition and failed to take action, or should have been aware of the condition.

In many cases, a slip and fall accident is easily preventable. For example, simply placing a mat in an area known to become wet and slick when it rains, for example, can save people from a serious injury. If an injured person, or a family member in the event of a fatality, can prove negligence as described above, a Massachusetts civil court could issue an award that would allow the victim to recover damages resulting from the accident.

Source: ehstoday.com, "Slip-and-Fall Accidents: Liability and Prevention Issues", Sandy Smith, June 24, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Injured? Find Out
How We Can Help.

We are proud to serve the people in the communities we live and work in. We don't just work for you, we work because of you.

Contact our offices in Boston to schedule a free consultation about your personal injury or your other legal needs today: Call 617-379-1786 or toll free at 866-942-6740.

right image
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Boston Office
1629 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan Square
Boston, MA 02126

Toll Free: 866-942-6740
Phone: 617-379-1786
Fax: 617-298-3059
Boston Law Office Map