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Slip & Fall Accidents and Premises Liability

Billerica, Massachusetts was named after Billericay in Essex, England, where many early settlers in Billerica had originally come from. Incorporated in 1655, Billerica has become home to approximately 40,000 people and offers many attractions, particularly outdoor entertainment.

Manning State Park, Vietnam Veterans Park, and Kohlrausch Park provide wonderful outings, while a different type of park—the Altitude Trampoline Park—is an option on rainy days.

Wherever you are in Billerica, whether in a store, at a restaurant, or using public parks or walkways, property owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to keep you safe. If an owner fails to fulfill that duty, and it causes a slip & fall accident, the owner can be liable to pay compensation to the injured party.

If you suffer a slip & fall accident on another person’s property in Billerica, DiBella Law Offices, P.C. can help establish whether you have grounds for legal action under a premises liability case, and will advocate for you to receive favorable compensation. Call us today at (978) 327-5140 for a free consultation.

Common Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & fall accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. While it’s possible to suffer these accidents due to someone’s own clumsiness, attire, or medical condition, these accidents are often caused by some external hazard.

Some common places for slip & fall accidents include malls, restaurants, worksites, public parks/playgrounds, hotels, grocery stores and gas stations. An owner may be at fault for the accident in a number of ways depending on what caused the person to slip or fall, for example:

  • Installing overly slippery surfaces
  • Failing to mop up spills
  • Failing to clear unusual obstructions or debris
  • Failing to repair uneven or broken flooring/surfaces
  • Having poor lighting
  • Failing to repair potholes in private access roads, driveways or parking lots
  • Having missing stairs or broken staircases

Although the term “property owner” is commonly used in premises liability, the liable party can be a private or commercial property owner, property manager, or even a government entity, provided that the person had responsibility for the safety of that area.

Common Injuries

Although many people think a slip & fall accident is unlikely to cause significant injury, these accidents shouldn’t be underestimated. While some slips or falls may result in minor bruising, scrapes or pulled muscles, more extreme accidents can leave you with a variety of serious injuries.

Serious falls can result in traumatic brain injuries or neck and spine injuries, which can have a life-long impact on a person’s life and their bodily functions. Landing on certain body parts or landing with significant force can also cause fractures or broken bones, particularly in the wrist, hip, shoulder, arm, knee or ankle. If a person lands on rough surfaces or other hazards, they may suffer from serious lacerations or wounds. Torn or pulled ligaments are also common, particularly in slips or trips.

Call DiBella Law Offices, P.C. Today

Succeeding in a premises liability case requires establishing that the owner’s action or inaction ultimately caused your accident, which can be a difficult task. A Billerica personal injury attorney will help you gather appropriate evidence and establish how your case fits within existing premises liability legal principles.

Having a skilled premises liability lawyer from DiBella Law Offices, P.C. on your side can be crucial to your efforts to establish liability in court and quantify your losses so you can receive the compensation you deserve. If your case is successful, you may receive compensation for a number of hardships, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life.

If you or a loved one has suffered a slip & fall accident in Billerica, call DiBella Law Offices, P.C. today at (978) 327-5140.