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Have You Suffered a Slip & Fall Accident in Haverhill?

Various industries have flourished in Haverhill, Massachusetts since its incorporation in 1860. Haverhill initially started out as a farming community, developed a prominent shipping industry in the 18th century, and became a hub for the shoe industry in the early 1900s. Today, alongside many business offerings, Haverhill also provides a variety of attractions and activities for leisure, including Winnekenni Castle, Willow Spring Vineyards, and the Ski Bradford Resort.

Whenever you visit another person’s premises in Haverhill, whether for leisure or business, the premises owner has a duty to take reasonable steps to keep you safe.

One way an owner can fail to fulfill this duty is by allowing conditions to exist that cause you to slip and fall. If you suffer a slip & fall accident on another person’s property in Haverhill, and believe the owner is at fault, call DiBella Law Offices, P.C. today at (978) 327-5140 to learn your legal rights.

How Slips and Falls Often Occur

Slips and falls can happen for a number of reasons. If you suffer a slip & fall accident at another’s premises (whether a person’s home, workplace, business or a public area) and the owner is at fault in some way, they can be liable to pay compensation. The injured party may file a premises liability lawsuit outlining how the owner’s negligence caused their fall and resulting injuries.

Common examples where owners are liable for slip & fall accidents include:

  • Slippery floors/surfaces
  • Poorly lit areas
  • Tripping hazards
  • Cluttered spaces
  • Broken staircases
  • Uneven pavements/surfaces

Slips and falls are more common in certain spaces, including shopping centers, parking lots, supermarkets, stadiums, gas stations, and sidewalks. The prominence of this type of accident in these places is likely due to their high pedestrian use and ability for a range of different hazards to be present.

Common Injuries

While it’s easy to assume that a slip and fall is not a particularly dangerous type of accident, these accidents can cause devastating consequences. Some of the more serious injuries a person can sustain from a slip & fall accident include traumatic brain injuries, neck and spine injuries, broken bones or fractures, and serious lacerations or cuts. Less severe injuries can include pulled or strained muscles, lingering bodily pain, cuts, scrapes, or bruises.

The types of injuries a person sustains, and the severity of these, depend on a number of factors, including the exact hazard that caused the person’s slip or fall, the height they fell from, their physical condition before the accident, and the surface they landed on.

Get an Experienced Attorney on Your Side

Whatever your injuries, if you’re hurt in a slip & fall accident and the premises owner is at fault, DiBella Law Offices, P.C. will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve. We help investigate the cause of your accident, determine whether grounds for legal action exist, and if a court trial becomes necessary, work tirelessly for you to receive favorable compensation in court.

In successful cases, the compensation available to an injured party depends on the facts and their specific situation, but can include compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life. An experienced Haverhill injury lawyer is crucial to establishing how the owner may be at fault for the accident and fighting to justify why you’re entitled to fair compensation.

DiBella Law Offices, P.C. has an impressive track record of fighting slip & fall accident cases in Massachusetts and obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients. We’ll do everything we can to help you too. Call us today at (978) 327-5140 for a free consultation.