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Why your Slip and Fall is Not as Innocent as You Think
Slipping and falling in a grocery store, workplace, or retail store may seem innocent. The fall is innocent until the pain becomes a serious injury, such as a broken bone, that leads to life long repercussions.
Slip and falls are a part of tort law, a special area of the law dedicated to a harm or loss resulting in a legal liability for the person who created the harm. Property owners are legally obligated to follow specific building regulations for the safety of bystanders and shoppers. If there is a dangerous condition on the premise, these property owners are liable for the resulting injuries. Although slip and falls seem innocent, these injuries may create lifelong harm, particularly in young children or the elderly.
A lawsuit may not be the first thing you may consider when having a slip and fall, but if you believe the fall was not your fault, you should consider consulting an attorney. There is a time limit (or “statute of limitations”) for filing slip and fall claims and it is important to speak with an attorney as quickly as possible. Filing an action may lead to monetary benefits that could help cover the losses and medical bills that you or your family are facing.
If you or a family member are involved in a slip and fall accident and have been injured, then please contact our Massachusetts premises liability lawyers. We can provide a consultation to help you be aware of your rights and consider next steps if necessary.
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