Dracut Slip and Fall Attorneys
Slip & Fall Accidents in Dracut
Dracut, originally referred to as Augumtoocooke, is the second most populated town in Massachusetts still operating by an open town meeting system of governance. Dracut offers many indoor and outdoor activities for both residents and visitors. Veteran’s Memorial Park has ample offerings, providing a walking track, sports fields, a water area, and a playground.
The indoor entertainment in Dracut also caters to a variety of interests, among them being the Target Firearms and Indoor Range, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, and a variety of stores and eateries.
When you visit another person’s premises, the property owner has a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment and can be liable for injuries caused due to their own negligence. If you suffer a slip & fall accident at another person’s premises in Dracut, DiBella Law Offices, P.C. can assess whether grounds for you to receive compensation exist, and will fight for your right to receive compensation. Call the friendly and experienced tea today at (978) 327-5140.
Common Places and Types of Slip & Fall Accidents
Although slip & fall accidents can happen anywhere, including in your own home, these accidents can occur in some common public places. The frequency of accidents in these locations is likely attributed to the high volumes of people using these facilities as well as the particular types of hazards these places can present. Slip & fall accidents frequently occur at:
- Stores/shopping centers
- Gas stations
- Parking lots
If the accident was caused by unsafe conditions on the premises, the property owner, landowner, property manager or government entity with responsibility for the safety of visitors can be sued in a premises liability case. Common accidents that an owner can be liable for include slip & fall accidents in their premises caused by:
- Slippery tiles/floors
- Spills or leaks that have not been mopped up
- Cracked or uneven surfaces
- Unusual hazards or obstructions
- Dim or insufficient lighting
- Damaged stairs or stairs without handrails.
Slips & Fall Accidents Can Cause Injuries
A slip & fall accident can result in a variety of injuries. Minor falls may cause cuts or scrapes, bruising, mild pain/discomfort, or pulled muscles. But serious falls can result in life-altering injuries including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, neck and spinal injuries, severe wounds or lacerations, and even death.
In some cases, a property owner may accept responsibility for the accident and offer a fair settlement to the injured party. However, more commonly, the injured party has to prove the owner’s liability through a premises liability case in court.
Having a skilled Dracut injury attorney on your side can be crucial to establishing fault. Lawyers help investigate and work to prove the cause of the accident, whether by using witness statements, CCTV footage, or retaining an investigator or accident reconstruction expert.
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Succeeding in a premises liability case can be difficult and ultimately requires proving to the court that the accident was caused by the property owner’s negligence. In Massachusetts, a comparative negligence rule applies, meaning the injured party must be less than 51% responsible for the accident to receive compensation.
If that is the case, the amount of their compensation is reduced according to how close to 51% their contribution to the accident is determined to be.
DiBella Law Offices, P.C. has extensive experience receiving favorable outcomes for clients in premises liability and slip & fall accident cases. We investigate the cause of the accident, help prove liability, and fight for your right to compensation for a range of losses including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today at (978) 327-5140 to learn how we can help you or your loved ones.