Boston Premises Liability
Boston Premises Liability Lawyer
Hurt on Someone’s Property? You May Need a Lawyer
Throughout your busy day, you traverse many public areas in Boston, and it is your legal right to have safe access while doing so. But sadly, not every property owner in the Boston area meets that need. As a result, you may have become the victim of a personal injury. Suffering an injury always presents challenges, from the medical expenses to the lost wages. Sometimes, an injury can prevent you from returning to the lifestyle you once enjoyed.
The attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., understand how a life can be changed after one accident on someone else’s property. When a property owner’s negligence was to blame, we are highly skilled at securing compensation for our deserving clients. Make a call to our office at (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free consultation with a Boston premises liability attorney.
Duty of Care in Boston
Boston businesses and private property owners have a duty of care to their visitors, customers, or passersby: all owners should maintain their property to be free of unnecessary hazards. This is required throughout the interior of the property as well as exterior grounds or facilities that are a part of the property. Some of the key areas include:
- Sidewalks and exterior steps or ramps
- Parking lots or parking structures
- Exterior structures such as a pool, playground, or seating area
- Interior hallways, stairways, and elevators
- Interior rooms, living spaces, or storage areas
Due to the climate in New England, property owners are expected to provide reasonably safe passage to guests and residents during winter. This includes but is not limited to removal of snow and ice in a timely manner, debris removal, proper lighting, safety rails as needed, and maintaining walkways free of damage such as potholes, cracks or uneven surfaces, and trash.
Interior safety is as important as exterior safety. Entryways need to be equipped with rugs or doormats to absorb moisture when guests or residents enter the property. Damage to floors or steps needs to be clearly marked until repairs can be made. Stairways need to provide safety handrails and be properly lit for safe use. Regular care and maintenance are the responsibility of the property owner, and any issues or concerns need to be addressed in a timely fashion to ensure guest and resident safety.
If you are injured as a result of an unsafe condition, your first priority should always be to seek medical attention. In addition, it is a good idea to document the scene. Take a photo of the unsafe or damaged area with your cell phone or ask the emergency first responders to document the condition of the area that caused your injury.
What Compensation Can You Get After a Slip-and-Fall?
If you suffered injury at an unsafe Boston property, you may have the right to compensation for any of the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injury or disability
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Lost wages
Financial concerns certainly can add to the stress of an injury. If you suffered an injury as the result of a poorly maintained Boston property, DiBella Law Offices, P.C., will help you understand your rights. We will assist you in securing any funds that you are entitled to so that you can focus on healing and returning to your normal life. Call (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free consultation at our office in Faneuil Hall.