Slip & Fall Accidents
When you are walking on someone else’s property ― in a supermarket, outside of a business or in an apartment complex ― you probably give little thought to whether or not the conditions are safe. The law requires that property owners keep their property in a safe condition for visitors. Because it’s the law, most of us assume that the owner of the property looks after the maintenance and upkeep of the property.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Keeping a property safe costs money. Whether it’s fixing a stair railing, replacing a floor tile, plowing a parking lot, or mopping up a spill, a business needs to hire people to fulfill its obligations. These costs then affect the company’ bottom line. The less money a business pays, the more profit it makes. This is true whether it's a large chain store or the landlord of a single apartment.
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it might have been because the owner was negligent. The owner might have delayed or forgotten to make necessary repairs. A spill on the ground might not have been cleaned up even after it was brought to the attention of the store. A property manager might not have maintained safety standards at an apartment building. At Marcotte Law Firm, our attorneys work with clients to determine liability in slip-and-fall accidents, even when it’s not obvious that a violation occurred.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.Common Causes of Falling Accidents
Slip-and-falls can occur anywhere ― in supermarkets, on sidewalks, in stores, on virtually any property. Not all falls are cases. Sometimes people fall without anyone else being at fault. Other times, other people have a legal responsibility to keep property reasonably safe for others. If they fail to keep their properties safe, falls can happen that would otherwise have been preventable. If your injury was preventable if the property owner kept the property safe, you might have a case.
If you have suffered an injury due to unsafe property conditions, contact the personal injury attorneys at Marcotte Law FIrm to discuss the options available.We will conduct a review of your case to determine if someone is liable for your injury. If we can show that your injury was directly related to the negligence or carelessness of another party, we will work hard to get you the best possible compensation for your injury. We have successfully assisted many clients who have been injured in trip-and-falls related to:
- Ice and snow build-up
- Dangerous floors and surfaces
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Torn or uneven carpet
- Broken stairs
- Missing door handles or rails
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, seeking medical attention should be your top priority. After that, our lawyers can help you. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury and aggressively seek compensation on your behalf.Get the Help You Need by Contacting Us
Call us to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer today at (978) 458-1229. You can also contact us online. We have offices in Lowell and Woburn.