Boston Slip and Fall Attorneys
In Boston, slip and fall accidents can happen any time of year, not just in the winter when snow and ice accumulate on roads and sidewalks. These accidents can also happen in a variety of places, from stores and restaurants to other businesses and public properties and they can cause severe injuries.
While some slip and fall accidents are no one's fault, others are caused by negligence and could have been prevented. That is why victims of these accidents need to seek legal counsel from a Boston slip and fall attorney to find out if they are entitled to compensation. At Janet, Jenner & Suggs, we charge no upfront fees and do not receive compensation unless our clients do first.
Contact our attorneys today by calling 1-877-692-3862.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can happen in various places, including:
- Grocery stores
- Retail stores
- Apartment buildings
- Hotel balconies
- Hotel lobbies and hallways
Slip and fall accidents at these locations are caused by various obstacles and unsafe conditions, including:
- Falling debris
- Merchandise in store aisles or walkways
- Bad lighting
- Uneven sidewalks or walkways
- Cracks or holes in the sidewalk
- Staircases without railings
These obstacles can cause people to trip, slip or step into an unstable area causing them to fall and suffer severe injuries, some of which include:
- Spinal cord trauma
- Damage to tendons and ligaments
- Neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Brain injuries
- Skull fractures
If you suffered a slip and fall injury, you should contact one of our Boston slip and fall attorneys to review your claim. We might be able to file a Boston premises liability lawsuit and recover compensation to help you pay for medical treatment, physical therapy and other damages caused by your injuries.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to schedule your free consultation.
The Aftermath of a Slip and Fall Accident
Your actions after a slip and fall accident can go a long way in determining the success of future legal claims. That is why you should try to file an accident report with the property owner immediately after your accident. If you wait, you could forget crucial details that could help build a stronger case against the property owner or other parties who may have been negligent.
You should also seek medical treatment immediately. That will improve your odds of making a full recovery from your injuries, if a full recovery is possible.
After your injuries have been treated, your next priority is to collect all of the information you can about the accident. The more information you collect, the greater your chances of success in a slip and fall legal claim.
If possible, gather the following documents and evidence, including:
- Pictures of the injuries caused by the accident
- Medical records of your injuries and treatments provided by medical professionals
- Pictures of where the accident occurred
- Your own copy of the accident report you filed with the property owner
- A journal documenting days or times when you missed work because of your injuries
Your next step is to contact one of our Boston slip and fall attorneys to discuss the accident and review the evidence you have collected to find out if you have a legitimate legal claim. If you do, our Boston slip and fall attorneys will conduct our own comprehensive investigation to gather all of the necessary evidence to build a case for negligence.
We have extensive knowledge of laws and legal precedents concerning slip and fall accidents and that will help us build a strong case that could help you obtain compensation.
To speak with a representative, call 1-877-692-3862.
Proving Negligence Occurred
The central issue in a slip and fall claim is whether the property owner fulfilled his or her legal duty to keep his or her property safe for visitors. That means the property owner must remove or fix hazards that could cause injury, such as a broken railing on a staircase or water spilled on the floor.
Until 2010, property owners in Boston and throughout the state could not be held liable for snow or ice that caused a slip and fall accident. However, a lawsuit in 2010 set a precedent that property owners could be considered negligent for not removing snow or ice on their property.
However, proving that a property owner should be held liable for a slip and fall accident is a complicated and difficult process. That is why you need help from a skilled Boston slip and fall lawyer to have the best chance at recovering compensation or a jury verdict in your favor.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form today.
Consult Our Boston Slip and Fall Lawyers Today
It can take a while to recover from injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident. In addition to the physical pain and suffering, you could lose income from missed time at work.
While a Boston personal injury claim may not be the first thing on your mind after one of these accidents, it could provide compensation that will help fund your recovery and keep you financially stable if you are unable to work.
In a slip and fall legal claim, our Boston slip and fall lawyers may be able to recover various types of compensation, some of which include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
At Janet, Jenner & Suggs, we are firmly committed to holding property owners accountable for negligence and aggressively pursuing fair compensation for our clients.