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FAQ About Slip and Fall Accidents

Lawyers Representing People Hurt in Slip and Fall Accidents in Cape Cod and Plymouth

People that live on or visit Cape Cod regularly visit stores, restaurants, and other businesses, typically without incident. Unfortunately, however, people can slip and fall in such establishments and in many cases, sustain significant injuries. Falls are often the result of carelessness, and property owners can be held responsible for failing to provide their patrons with a safe environment. If you slipped and fell and subsequently suffered injuries, you could be owed compensation, and it is advisable to confer with an attorney to discuss your potential claims.

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our experienced Cape Cod premises liability lawyers can inform you of your rights and provide insight regarding frequently asked questions about slip and fall accidents. Our lawyers possess over fifteen decades of collective experience representing people harmed by the negligence of others, and our skilled advocacy has allowed us to recover many substantial damages awards. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Slip and Fall Accidents
What Should I Do if I've Been Involved in a Slip and Fall Accident in Massachusetts?

If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, it is essential to prioritize your safety and seek medical attention for any injuries. You should also report the incident to the property owner or manager, ensuring they document it and preserve any evidence by taking photographs of the scene, identifying witnesses, and requesting any relevant video footage.

Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall Accident in Cape Cod?

Yes, you can file a lawsuit for a slip and fall accident in Cape Cod, and if you can establish that the property owner or occupier was negligent, you may be able to recover damages. The key to a successful slip and fall case is proving that the property owner failed to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition or neglected to address a hazardous condition that caused your injury. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is crucial to assess the viability of your case and gather the necessary evidence.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including slip and fall cases, is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, it is crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure compliance with all deadlines, as there may be exceptions or variations depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

You may be awarded various damages in a slip and fall lawsuit. This can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, physical therapy costs, and rehabilitation expenses. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate the specific circumstances of your case and help you pursue the full extent of damages you may be able to recover.

How Can an Attorney Help With My Slip and Fall Case?

An experienced personal injury attorney can assist with your slip and fall case. They will conduct a thorough investigation, gather evidence, consult with experts, assess your damages, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, the help you seek the maximum compensation you deserve based on the circumstances of your slip and fall accident.

Meet with a Dedicated Attorney in Cape Cod or Plymouth

Business owners are obligated to protect their patrons' safety, and if they fail to do so, they should be held responsible for harm caused by their recklessness. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident at an establishment in Cape Cod, you have the right to pursue claims against the property owner, and you should meet with an attorney to obtain answers to frequently asked questions about slip and fall accidents as soon as possible. The dedicated Cape Cod lawyers of The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have ample experience pursuing claims arising out of slip and fall accidents, and we can assess the circumstances surrounding your harm and advise you of your rights. We regularly represent parties in premises liability lawsuits on Cape Cod, and we can also meet for consultations with clients in Plymouth and Hyannis. You can contact us at 888-262-6664 or through our online form to set up a meeting.

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