The experienced personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent people throughout Cape Cod and in the surrounding areas who have been injured in a wide range of slip and fall accidents. These include not only slip and falls in department stores and other businesses but also cases involving accidents on condominium property, which can raise some unique legal issues. Our Cape Cod condominium accident lawyers combine more than a century and a half of experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, and we can help clients get the full compensation available for their injuries in either of these settings. We are members of the local community who are dedicated to helping our neighbors in their times of need and committed to guiding clients through the legal process with experience and understanding.
Slip and fall accidents may be fairly common, but that does not make them any less painful or challenging for the people involved in these mishaps. Whether it is a slip on an icy sidewalk or a trip down a cluttered stairwell, these accidents can cause serious head, neck, back, and other injuries. In some tragic cases, slip and fall accidents may even result in death. These accidents also often raise complicated legal questions about liability. It is vital to discuss your case with an experienced condominium accident attorney on Cape Cod as soon as possible after you have been injured.Forms of Damages
The money damages typically available in Massachusetts premises liability or other personal injury cases include compensation for medical bills, property damage, and missed wages due to time away from work. In many instances, you may also be able to obtain compensation for your pain, suffering, and emotional distress. These are known as non-economic damages, which can be harder to document but can be convincingly described with the assistance of a skilled attorney.Premises Liability Claims Based on Condominium Accidents
Premises liability is a legal theory that holds property owners liable for certain injuries that happen on their property. Massachusetts law generally requires owners to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. As our Cape Cod condominium accident attorneys can explain, that means keeping the property clear of hazards like ice, snow, and liquid spills that can turn walking surfaces slippery, making sure that walkways and stairwells are properly lighted, and ensuring that guardrails and other protections are in working order, among other responsibilities. Owners are also obligated to warn people about any hazards that the owner should be able to discover through a reasonable inspection.
Condominiums usually feature a unique ownership situation. Individual owners own their units or apartments, but a condo association typically owns the building and the common areas. That means that the association—a separate legal entity led by a board of directors that is comprised of individual owners—may be liable if the accident happens in a common space like a lobby or parking garage.
To prove the defendant’s liability, you need to detail how the accident happened. You also need to show that the condo association or the individual owner knew or should have known about the hazard that caused the injury and describe what the entity or person should have done to address it. Even if you are partly to blame for the accident, you may still be able to get some compensation. Massachusetts’ modified comparative fault system allows a person who is found to be less than 51 percent at fault for an accident to potentially get a proportionate share of the damages from the other responsible parties.Discuss Your Case With a Condominium Accident Lawyer on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our attorneys are committed to helping people get back on their feet after a slip and fall or another accident. We are skilled litigators who are ready to take cases all the way through trial when needed, but we are also accomplished negotiators who have had success resolving cases without going through each step of litigation. Our recent victories include several substantial settlements in slip and fall cases. We offer free consultations at our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, but we are also available to come to you if you are unable to come to us. We do not charge a fee in most of our slip and fall cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.