Woburn, MA Slip and Fall Attorneys
Picking You Up During Your Toughest Times
Slip and fall is the second leading cause of personal injuries in the United States. In fact, slip and fall accidents are responsible for approximately 16,000 deaths per year, and many more result in serious injuries. When a slip and fall injury is caused by defective or hazardous conditions on another’s property, whether private or public, the victim may be entitled to compensation. If you have been injured in a slip and fall due to the carelessness or negligence of another, we may be able to obtain compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more on your behalf.
What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
A slip and fall accident occurs when there’s a hazard or hazardous conditions that cause you to slip and fall, hurting you in the process. Depending on how hard your fall is and even your age, you may sustain significant injuries that can cause you all sorts of health and, ultimately, financial problems, especially if you rack up a ton of medical expenses and lose wages from missing work. A personal injury attorney can help you seek damages for any injuries, physical or emotional, that your slip and fall accident has caused.
What Can Cause a Slip and Fall Accident?
Some common hazardous conditions inside a building can include, but may not be limited to:
- Poor lighting
- Torn carpeting
- Wet floors
- Unsecured cords or wires
- Debris or clutter on floors
- Narrow stairs
- Broken stairs
- Defective or broken handrails
- Defective or loose flooring
Hazardous conditions outside a building include:
- Snow and ice
- Potholes that are difficult to see
- Uneven pavement.
All property owners bear a certain amount of responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment, regardless of whether the injury occurs outside or inside the property. Sometimes, these factors work together to create a very dangerous accident. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident in or near Woburn, MA, contacting a personal injury attorney may be your best bet in getting damages in return for your injuries.
Who is Liable for My Slip and Fall Injuries?
Slip and fall accidents often occur due to mismanaged properties. Depending on the circumstances, a property owner, property manager, or company managing a property can be liable for any damages sustained in a slip and fall accident. Safety regulations are often put into place, and buildings need to be up to code to preserve the safety of others. If a violation of these regulations or codes is found to be the reason for your accident, you may be entitled to hefty damages that can cover anything from lost wages and medical bills to pain and suffering and emotional damages. Contact a personal injury attorney to help you get the results for your case.
How Can a Slip and Fall Attorney Help Me With My Case?
As trial-tested Woburn personal injury attorneys, we are experienced at handling slip and fall cases and understand how to build a strong case to secure compensation for your injuries. We have the resources to conduct a site search to determine the accident’s cause, take steps to preserve evidence, locate witnesses, and determine whether incidents occurred at the same property in the past. In short, we can make your case for compensation as strong as possible. We will work alongside you throughout the process, starting with an initial complimentary consultation. You will not pay for our legal expertise unless we secure compensation on your behalf.
What are a Few Steps I Should Take Immediately Following a Slip and Fall Accident?
To protect yourself and your chances of obtaining compensation for a slip and fall case, we recommend the following steps:
- Seek medical help as soon as possible. Serious injuries caused by a slip and fall do not always appear right away. It can take days for you to feel pain or realize the full extent of your injuries.
- Document the condition of the property. In order to make your case as strong as possible, it is important to identify and document what caused you to slip and fall. Take pictures with your cell phone or ask someone at the scene to take pictures for you. The owner of the property responsible for your slip and fall will likely repair the hazardous condition to prevent it from happening to others and/or deny your accident was his or her fault. In addition, if it was a temporary condition, such as snow/ice or a foreign substance that caused your fall, it is unlikely to remain there very long.
Should I Report My Incident Immediately After It Occurs?
If your injury occurs on commercial property, such as a shopping center, supermarket, or hotel, you should report the incident to management as soon as possible. Ask the manager to file an incident report and request a copy. Such reports contain helpful details about your accident and establish that the incident did in fact take place, the cause of the accident, and witness information. This will prevent the owner of the property from claiming that the incident never happened.
Contact a Woburn Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Even if you believe your injury isn’t worthy of compensation, you may be surprised at how a minor injury can grow into a major complication for your health. Explore your legal options with our team at Contant Law, P.C., to help you protect your future. We treat all our clients with respect, and we dedicate our time and energy to ensure we achieve the best outcome possible for your case.
Call (617) 221-8221 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.