Massachusetts Premises Liability Lawyers

Injured Because of Unsafe Property?

When a person sustains injury due to a slip and fall, a building that does not meet fire or building codes, a falling object or inadequate lighting, the case is referred to as "premises liability." In general terms, this means that the owner of the property (premises) can be held liable for the injury.

Proving negligence in a premises liability case can be tricky. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows what evidence to gather. The attorneys at Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP have more than 75 years of combined personal injury case experience in Massachusetts. We understand the issues involved in premises liability cases and we know how to fight for your rights. Please call us at 617-348-0988 for a free consultation.

How Does It Happen?

Property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to protect the safety of guests and visitors. If their negligence causes an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common sources of injury lawsuits. They can happen indoors or outside, on slick surfaces, snowy and icy patches, broken steps or tiles, poor lighting, faulty construction, lack of hand rails or because of a spill.

Slip and falls, and other premises liability accidents, can occur at:

  • Homes and apartments
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Grocery stores and gas stations
  • Discount retailers and shopping malls
  • Businesses
  • Parking lots

Maximizing Your Recovery

The property owner's insurance company will strive to minimize their risk and cost associated with an injury. They may try to offer you a settlement that is lower than you are entitled to. You want to explore your options before accepting any offer.

You need an attorney who will make sure you get the necessary medical treatment as well as the compensation you are lawfully entitled to. Injuries from premises liability accidents can range from soft tissue injuries and broken bones to more serious injuries to the brain or to the spinal cord. These injuries can lead to disability and wrongful death.

To Discuss Your Injury, Call Today

Call our Boston or Greenfield offices at 617-348-0988 or send us an e-mail.