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Slip & Fall Accidents in Arlington

Six miles from Boston, Arlington has carved its name in history as the birthplace of America’s Uncle Sam and the location of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride to warn of approaching British forces in 1775.

Despite a small population of approximately 47,000 according to World Population Review, Arlington offers a range of attractions and activities, with the Old Schwamb Mill for history lovers, Cyrus Dallin Art Museum for creatives, and the Minuteman Bikeway for nature enthusiasts. Plenty of shops and dining options are also available to suit a variety of tastes, particularly along its main street, Massachusetts Avenue.

Whichever part of Arlington you’re enjoying, property owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to keep people on their premises safe. If you slip or fall on a store owner’s person’s property in Arlington due to the owner’s negligence, DiBella Law Offices, P.C. can determine whether grounds for legal action exist and will fight for you to receive compensation. Call us today at (978) 327-5140.

Where and How Slip & Fall Accidents Happen

Slip & fall accidents are common under premises liability claims litigation. When the conditions that caused or contributed to a person’s fall were caused by the property owner’s failure to maintain safe conditions, the injured party may seek compensation from the owner in court.

Although slip & fall accidents can occur anywhere, typical places where these accidents occur include:

  • Stores or shopping malls
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Gas stations
  • Stadiums
  • Worksites
  • Office buildings
  • Private homes
  • Hotels
  • Parks and playgrounds

While a variety of scenarios can lead to slip & fall accidents, these accidents are often caused by slippery floors, steep staircases, uneven surfaces, and unusual obstructions that cause a person to either slip, trip or fall.

Common Injuries from Slip & Falls

Although the name “slip & fall” doesn’t seem overly menacing, these types of accidents can lead to severe injuries. The action of slipping or tripping can easily injure a person as their body is strained or moved in an unnatural way, and landing on certain body parts or objects can result in serious damage.

Minor injuries from slips and falls may include bruises, scratches, and pulled ligaments or tendons. In more serious cases, these accidents can result in brain injuries, concussions, neck and spine injuries, broken bones or teeth, and serious wounds or lacerations.

To receive compensation for a slip & fall accident, the property owner’s actions (or inaction) must have caused the accident. An owner can be liable in a number of ways, for example, by failing to clean up spills, having poor lighting, not removing unsafe obstructions, or having uneven or damaged floors. A skilled lawyer can help establish liability for the accident, gathering evidence from a variety of means including witnesses, CCTV or expert opinions.

How DiBella Law Offices, P.C. Can Help

Having a skilled Arlington personal injury lawyer on your side when pursuing slip & fall accident liability can be crucial to establishing who’s at fault and receiving compensation.

If your case is successful, compensation may be available for economic burdens such as medical bills, lost income, and out-of-pocket expenses, as well as for non-tangible losses such as pain, suffering and a reduced quality of life.

If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a slip & fall accident in Arlington, DiBella Law Offices, P.C. will diligently investigate the cause to determine whether grounds for legal action exist and will fight tirelessly for you to receive favorable compensation in court. Call us today at (978) 327-5140 for a free consultation.