Boston Premises Liability Lawyers
Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their property safe so visitors do not suffer injuries. If a property owner fails to maintain a safe environment and a visitor gets hurt, he or she could file a legal claim to obtain compensation.
Unfortunately, premises liability claims are difficult to prove. You need a skilled Boston premises liability lawyer to have a chance of success. The Boston personal injury attorneys at Janet, Jenner & Suggs have a detailed understanding of Massachusetts laws on premises liability and how to apply them to your claim. We charge no upfront fees and no legal fees unless we are successful.
Schedule your free legal consultation today by calling 1-877-692-3862.
Examples of Premises Liability Claims
You may be able to file a premises liability claim for a variety of accidents or unsafe situations that caused you harm, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog attacks
- Swimming pool accidents, including falls and drowning
- Assault, rape or wrongful death due to lack of proper security
- Elevator malfunctions
- Poor lighting
- Fires that caused burns or smoke inhalation injuries
- Unsafe staircases or escalators
- Construction site accidents
- Accidents caused by snow or ice
- Falling merchandise
- Falling ceilings
- Exposure to toxic fumes
- Accidents caused by flooding or water leaks
- Electric shock from exposed wires
- Amusement park accidents
These accidents can cause many severe injuries that could affect you for months, years or the rest of your life.
However, even if you suffered a severe injury, you may not be able to file a lawsuit. You need to review your claim with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to find out your legal options.
Call 1-877-692-3862 to find out if our Boston premises liability lawyers can help.
Legal Obligations of Property Owners
If you want to recover compensation in a premises liability claim, you need to prove the property owner breached his or her legal obligation to you. A property owner’s legal obligations depend on your legal classification when you entered the property.
There are three types of legal classifications for people who enter someone else’s property:
Invitees: If you enter someone else’s property as a customer, the law classifies you as an invitee. Property owners owe invitees a high duty of care and must perform regular maintenance to remove any potential hazards. Property owners must also provide sufficient warning about hazards that have not been eliminated.
Licensee: Common examples of licensees are friends, acquaintances, neighbors or family members who were invited into a home. In this situation, property owners do not have a legal obligation to regularly inspect their property for dangers. However, the law does obligate property owners to correct dangers they had a reasonable expectation to know about or to warn licensees about these dangers.
Trespasser: Property owners owe the smallest duty of care to trespassers who entered a property without the permission of the owner. If a property owner is unaware of a trespasser, he or she is not obligated to warn the trespasser about hazards. However, if a property owner has a swimming pool or something else that could be considered an enticing item, he or she must take extra precautions to protect trespassers.
Our Boston premises liability lawyers have in-depth knowledge of these legal classifications and we know how to prove a property owner breached his or her duty of care. We know how to gather the evidence we need to help prove negligence occurred and caused you to suffer injuries.
To speak with a representative, call us today at 1-877-692-3862.
Consult Our Boston Premises Liability Lawyers
If you were injured in a Boston slip and fall accident or another type of accident on someone else’s property, you should seek medical treatment immediately. If you wait, your injuries and your prospects for making a full recovery could worsen.
Once your injuries have been treated, contact our Boston premises liability lawyers as soon as possible. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim and we do not want you to miss out on compensation to help you cover all of the damages caused by your injury, such as:
- Past, current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
If our attorneys are unable to negotiate a fair settlement, we can take your claim to trial to try to achieve the justice you deserve.
Call our Boston premises liability lawyers right now at 1-877-692-3862.