Dedicated Slip and Fall Attorney Representing Brockton Accident VictimsAny time that you set foot on another person’s or business’ property, you may place yourself at risk. If the property owner has not maintained the premises in a safe condition, you and other visitors may suffer devastating injuries. Some of the most common slip and fall accidents arise from uneven floorboards, faulty staircases, or potholes. Poor electrical systems, chemical exposures, and broken glass are also routinely involved in these situations. Brockton premises liability lawyer Robert C. Shea has served many accident victims in Massachusetts. When you are pursuing compensation for your injuries and costs, seeking guidance from a skilled personal injury attorney is an important step to take.
Pursuing a Premises Liability Case to Seek Compensation for Your InjuriesA premises liability action is a type of personal injury case in which an accident victim may pursue compensation from a property owner who failed to appropriately maintain their property. The plaintiff must prove four elements to prevail. First, the plaintiff must show that the property owner owed a duty of care to the plaintiff. In general, property owners in Massachusetts owe customers, guests, and other visitors a duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and to provide warnings about any known dangers. The level of care changes depending upon the reason that the plaintiff was at the property. The highest duty of care is owed to customers who are visiting the property for a business reason. Property owners owe these invitees a duty to warn about or fix known dangers and to perform routine inspections to ensure that the property is safe. Friends and other social acquaintances are owed an intermediate duty of care. Property owners in this instance are not required to perform routine inspections, but they must provide warnings about any known dangers. Trespassers are owed the lowest duty of care.
There are many different types of injuries that may occur as a result of a property owner’s negligence. Some of the most common include head injuries, burns, electric shock, and injuries to the back or joints. Regardless of the type of injury that you suffer, you must show that there is a causal connection between the property owner’s negligence and your injuries. The final step of a premises liability claim requires the plaintiff to provide evidence quantifying the damages that arose from the accident, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer in Brockton or Surrounding AreasAt the Law Office of Robert C. Shea, we understand how traumatic and burdensome a slip and fall may be for a victim and their family. We can assist you with each step of the litigation, including investigating the accident, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and advocating in court for the full amount of compensation that you need. Brockton premises liability attorney Robert C. Shea represents people in South Easton, North Easton, and Stoughton, as well as other areas of Plymouth, Bristol, and Norfolk Counties. He provides a free consultation to help you learn about your legal options and how he may be able to assist you. Call us now at 781-844-2042 or contact us online to set up an appointment with a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.