Injured In A Slip-And-Fall Accident?
Do you have a slip-and-fall injury? Unable to return to work? Medical expenses? Not sure what to do next? Filing a claim with the property owner’s insurance company is one option. Filing a lawsuit is another. But how do you know if you even have a claim? The best decision after a trip-and-fall accident is to meet with an experienced premises liability attorney.
Recovering compensation for slip-and-fall injuries in Massachusetts is complicated without the help of a knowledgeable lawyer. At Casartello & Murphy, LLC, we are attentive to your best interests after a slip and fall. We can help you pursue the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call our office in Springfield at 413-351-0915 for a free consultation to discuss your legal options in this type of premises liability case.
Limitations For Slip-And-Fall Claims In Massachusetts
A county, city, town or private property owner may be liable for your injuries or property damage. A successful claim requires proof that your injury could have been prevented by proper care or warning about the dangerous property conditions. However, this is not the case for slip-and-fall injuries on snow or ice on a public pathway if the place of the accident was otherwise safe and convenient.
If you are injured in a slip-and-fall due to snow and ice, you have 30 days to notify a property owner of your injuries. Other premises liability claims must be filed within three years from the date of your accident, otherwise you will be unable to file a claim.
Massachusetts contributory negligence laws govern slip-and-fall claims. This means if the property owner asserts that you were partly at fault for your accident, your compensation could be reduced by the percentage the court finds you were at fault for your injuries.
Contact Us For The Comprehensive Experience You Need To Litigate Your Slip And Fall
Slip-and-fall cases are complex due to the level of proof required to make an effective claim. At Casartello & Murphy, LLC, our attorneys are experienced premises liability and negligence litigators. Call today for a free consultation with our lawyers at 413-351-0915 or email us.