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Boston property owners are obligated to keep their property in safe conditions and if they don’t, accidents can happen very quickly. If you’ve been the victim of an accident caused by a property owner’s carelessness in maintaining their property, you could have options for compensation.
The premises liability attorneys in our Boston office may be able to help you recover compensation for the injuries you have suffered while on another’s property. While there are many types of premises liability cases, ranging from elevator accidents to negligent security claims, these types of cases most commonly involve slip and falls.
Highlighted Slip & Fall: Ice & Snow
Walking outside on a snowy, icy Boston winter day, slip and falls are common occurrences. Boston law mandates that property owners must clear snow, sleet, and ice from sidewalks and curb ramps abutting your property. If the snow occurs overnight this clearance must occur within 3 hours of sunrise and a path at least 42 inches wide must be cleared to account for people in wheelchairs or pushing strollers.
If you fall due negligence by a property owner, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and high medical bills. Injuries resulting these accidents can be serious, with common injuries including:
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you slip and fall due to snowy or icy conditions, take photos immediately as these conditions can change and melt quickly. Additionally, you should contact a doctor immediately if you are in pain so that your injuries are documented and get the name and contacts information of witnesses at the scene. Before you answer any questions or agree to any settlement, call Morgan & Morgan to discuss your legal rights and help negotiate a settlement for the amount you deserve.
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The impact of a slip and fall can be harsher than you think. Injuries can linger, leading to rising medical expenses and missed time at work, hurting your ability to pay your bills. In times like these, when you were injured due to someone else’s carelessness, it’s important to have Morgan & Morgan by your side, fighting for you. To learn more, fill out our free case review form for an evaluation of your case.