Inadequate Warnings or Barriers
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we are committed to representing victims who have been injured in slip and falls caused by dangerous conditions, many of which could have been prevented if the property owner had used appropriate warnings or placed barriers around the condition. Our Cape Cod premises liability attorneys draw on nearly 150 years of combined legal experience to help individuals and families in these difficult situations by fighting for the compensation that they deserve. We know how stressful the aftermath of an accident may be, and we guide the people whom we represent through the legal process with professionalism and personalized attention.Establishing Liability for Slip and Falls Caused by Inadequate Warnings or Barriers
Sometimes accidents happen. Whether it is a spill in a grocery store aisle, debris at a construction site, or a rickety handrail in a public stairwell, a wide range of dangerous conditions may cause slip and falls or trip and falls. Massachusetts law typically makes a property owner liable for any injuries caused by dangerous conditions of which the owner knew or should have known from a reasonable inspection of the premises. This means that the owner may be responsible to pay money damages to cover medical bills, missed wages due to time away from work, pain and suffering, the costs of future treatment, and other items of compensation related to the accident.
Sometimes a property owner that knows about a hazard on the premises may not be able to fix it right away. In these situations, the law requires the owner to make people aware of the dangerous condition. For example, the property owner may need to put up signs that clearly indicate the hazard and block off the area so that people do not wander into it. A property owner that fails to take these measures is likely to be found liable for any accidents that result.
One of the questions that often come up in these cases is whether the injured person should have recognized the hazard, even without warnings. If the dangerous condition is something that would be considered “obvious” to the average person who comes across it, the property owner may not be deemed liable for any injuries that result from the owner’s failure to warn. It is important for a person who has been involved in a slip and fall or another accident to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer to counter this type of argument from the defense.Discuss Your Premises Liability Case with a Cape Cod Attorney
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our Cape Cod premises liability lawyers have been representing people in slip and fall and other cases since 1994. We give our clients the confidence to focus on their own physical recovery after an accident, knowing that we are fighting with all of the tools at our disposal to protect their legal rights. Our record of success in personal injury cases speaks for itself. We are happy to offer free consultations at offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, and we also can travel to you if you cannot make it to us. Our injury lawyers do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.