Debris on Floor Accidents
The Cape Cod slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III are dedicated to helping clients throughout Massachusetts get back on their feet following all types of accidents. That includes slip and falls, as well as other mishaps caused by cluttered or otherwise unsafe floor conditions. With more than 146 years of combined experience, we are committed to serving clients by vigorously going after compensation from any and all responsible parties, whether it’s a business operator who failed to keep aisles suitably swept, or a property owner whose unattended sidewalks and walkways represent a hazard to visitors.Massachusetts Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are exactly what they sound like: a person who’s walking, running, or standing slips, trips, or otherwise tumbles, falling and often sustaining an injury. The harm incurred in these incidents can be very significant and even fatal. Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injury in the U.S., behind only traffic crashes, and are the leading cause of hospital emergency room visits, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. They are also one of the most common on types of on the job accidents cited in workers’ compensation cases.
Debris on a floor is frequently the culprit in slip and fall accidents. From trash and misplaced products to boxes, bags, hangers, and other items in aisles and sidewalks, strewn debris can cause a hazard, even for people who are watching where they’re walking. That’s not to mention the various other conditions that make a floor or walkway dangerous, such as:
Under Massachusetts law, a property owner who allows a floor to become unsafe because of debris or other hazards, or fails to warn people of the dangerous conditions, is legally liable for any injuries that result.Damages in Slip and Fall Lawsuits
In order to successfully sue a property owner for a slip and fall accident caused by floor debris, the injured person (plaintiff) must show that the owner was either aware of the unsafe condition that caused the accident or that the owner should have been aware of the hazard due to reasonable diligence. The plaintiff must also show that the owner didn't take reasonable steps to address the hazard and/or warn visitors, such as by roping off or placing signs around the unsafe area. A plaintiff who establishes owner liability is entitled to a variety of legal remedies, including money damages for doctor's bills, lost income due to missed work, any property damage incurred, and pain and suffering.How We Can Help You
If you have been injured in an accident caused by floor debris or other unsafe conditions, it is important that you consult a seasoned personal injury lawyer. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we've helped a number of clients recover court-ordered damages and negotiated settlements for injuries incurred as a result of hazardous floor conditions. Among other settlements, we've obtained upwards of $200,000 in premises liability cases against owners responsible for unsafe conditions on their properties.
Our lawyers have the legal experience, knowledge, and ability to help clients maximize the remedies to which they are entitled after a wide range of accidents. We have a hard-earned reputation for providing comprehensive and personalized legal services for the people we represent, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients' rights are protected and their interests are advanced. We are here for you, and will take the time to return your calls, explain your rights, and keep you informed of your case’s progress every step of the way.Experienced Representation for Accident Victims
With offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers and criminal defense attorneys proudly serve clients throughout the state. We can meet with you in the evenings or over the weekend, and will even come to you if it is not possible for you to travel to one of our offices. Call us at (888) 262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.