Premises liability and slip-and-fall cases
In Massachusetts, people sometimes slip and fall because of unexpected hazards. Such accidents can occur when a property owner has failed to clear spilled food, water or ice. Other falls may result from a torn carpet or uneven pavement. Whatever may have happened, if you have slipped and fallen on the premises of another person or business, you may have the grounds to make a legal claim for damages. Slip-and-fall injuries are sometimes severe. People may suffer from broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, back problems and joint issues. Your fall may leave you with mounting medical bills while you are also dealing with disability and a loss of income. In order to prove your case in a civil lawsuit, you will need to establish the owner’s negligence. Their negligence may have involved ignoring a hazard that they should have known about, failing to properly maintain the property, not warning others about the presence of hazards or failing to inspect a property. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Aiken & Aiken, P.C. treat each client individually because no two cases are alike. We thoroughly investigate each case in order to determine and establish liability. From there, we work hard to help our clients recover damages so that they can recoup money for the losses that they have suffered. Our lawyers understand how severely people can be injured when they slip, trip and fall. If you have slipped or tripped and fallen due to the presence of a hazard on a business or residential property, you may want to review our slip-and-fall accident page for more information.