If an individual is hurt on another person’s property, the property owner is generally held responsible for that injury. In some cases, someone who occupies an apartment may be held to the same standard that a landowner would be held to in a premises liability case. When determining the extent of a property owner’s liability, the law looks at whether or not the injured party was allowed to be on the property.
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For parents in Massachusetts, one of the biggest nightmares they might encounter is when their children are seriously injured. Playgrounds, the classic hangouts of children, pose injury risks that are difficult to ignore.
Massachusetts state law provides special provisions regarding premises liability in relation to children less than six years of age. In order to protect children from exposure to harmful lead, property owners must follow certain regulations regarding any contamination on their premises.
Massachusetts residents have every right to expect that the shopping malls, offices and recreational properties they visit are safe. Few people would knowingly visit someplace with hidden hazards that could injure or kill them or family members. Unfortunately, negligence by some property owners leads to exactly that. A property owner can fail to remove water or ice from floors or sidewalks or fail to fix broken handrails that can cause serious injuries.
In Massachusetts, as elsewhere in the country, shopping malls are often destinations of choice for entire families for shopping and a variety of other activities such as dining, moviegoing and other light entertainment.
Especially in coastal states like Massachusetts, winter weather can bring along with it a rise in slip-and-fall injuries. In fact, slip-and-fall accidents can be one of the top causes of injuries that occur on residential and commercial property.