Defective Property Conditions
The Cape Cod slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III are seasoned litigators and successful negotiators who have dedicated their careers to helping people injured in accidents, including those that happen on another’s property. We have been representing clients throughout the state since 1994 and have more than 146 years of combined legal experience. We understand the law as it relates to accident claims, and we know how to maximize the monetary recovery to which you may be entitled.When You’re Injured on Someone Else’s Property
Accidents happen. Whether it’s a slip and fall in a public parking lot, a tumble down office building stairs, a fall in a retail store or private residence, a fall on ice or snow that was not properly removed or treated, or a collision on a construction project site, the injuries that result from these and other accidents can be severe and even fatal. That’s not to mention the mental and emotional stress that come with growing medical bills and missed work, particularly when they stem from an accident caused by no fault of your own.
When an accident happens on another person’s property, it’s often the result of a defective property condition, or the property owner’s failure to properly secure and maintain the premises. The good news is that there are state laws that can help you hold such owners liable for any injuries arising from their carelessness.Suing a Property Owner for an Accident
“Premises liability” is the most common legal theory under which injured persons seek to hold a property owner liable for their damages. In order to state a successful premises liability claim, the injured party must show that the property owner either failed to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition or didn’t effectively warn others of hazardous conditions of which the owner was or should have been aware. The injured party must further establish that he or she was injured as a result of the property owner’s breach of its duty.
The damages available in premises liability claims involving defective property conditions can include money for:
- Missed wages
- Doctor’s bills
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our lawyers are intimately familiar with premises liability law. We know where to look for evidence and how to identify and locate all of the potentially responsible parties. Thanks to decades of experience presenting and arguing these cases before judges and juries, we know how to develop a clear and compelling record of evidence supporting our clients’ claims.
Our attorneys also have a solid track record of negotiating with property owners and insurance companies to resolve cases without resorting to lengthy and expensive litigation proceedings. Among other victories, we’ve previously obtained a number of six-figure settlements for clients injured in premises liability accidents.Protect Your Rights Today
From offices in Plymouth and Hyannis, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyers are happy to offer free consultations. We will also travel to you if you can't make it to one of our offices. We don’t charge a fee in many cases unless we’re successful. Call us at (888) 262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.