The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III consists of experienced Massachusetts attorneys who help people injured in slip and fall accidents assert their right to the compensation that they deserve. Slip and falls caused by protruding objects can lead to significant injuries. It is vital to have a seasoned Cape Cod slip and fall accident lawyer in your corner to ensure that the parties responsible fully compensate you for your harm. Our attorneys have more than a century and a half of legal experience in total and aim to help clients get back on their feet by limiting the financial uncertainty that comes with an accident. We have a strong history of success in slip and fall and other premises liability cases.
Whether they are in a cluttered convenience store aisle or an unkempt walkway entrance, protruding objects can cause a number of safety hazards. A person who does not see the obstacle – or who does not have enough time to react – may slip or be knocked to the ground. These accidents, in turn, can cause head, neck, back, and other injuries. In some cases, a slip and fall can even result in death.Compensation in Premises Liability Cases
The good news for a person injured in a slip and fall caused by a protruding object is that they have the right to seek compensation from those responsible. Property owners have certain legal obligations to keep the premises safe. When they fail to live up to those obligations, they are likely to be liable for any injuries that result.
The money damages typically available in these cases include compensation for medical bills, lost earning capacity, and any missed wages that arose as a result of time missed from work while you recuperate. Additional damages are also often available for pain, suffering, and emotional distress, which are more subjective but still quantifiable.
Massachusetts law requires property owners to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. That involves removing protruding objects and other hazards that can lead to a slip and fall. Property owners also have a legal responsibility to warn people of any dangers of which the owner knows or should know in the exercise of reasonable diligence.
To prove a premises liability claim, your attorney first needs to show that the property owner failed to live up to its legal responsibilities. That often means gathering witness testimony, security camera footage, and other evidence to establish how the accident happened. The same evidence can also go a long way in showing that the property was in a dangerous condition before the accident happened and that the owner (often through employees) knew or should have known about the hazard at the time.
Medical evidence is also vital to a slip and fall case. You need to be able to show that the accident directly caused you to be injured. You also need to detail those injuries and the impact that they have had on your ability to work and live your daily life. Doctor testimony and medical records are essential to proving your case.Talk with an Experienced Cape Cod Attorney Following a Serious Accident on Property
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have been dedicated to representing injured clients across Cape Cod and throughout the region since 1994. We know how painful and stressful it can be to be injured in a slip and fall accident at a shopping center, an apartment complex, or another location. That is why we work tirelessly to ensure that those responsible for your injuries are held accountable. Our track record of success in personal injury cases, which includes a number of six- and seven-figure settlements, testifies to our dedication on behalf of accident victims. Our lawyers are happy to offer free consultations at our offices, which are located in Hyannis and Plymouth. We are also happy to travel to you if you cannot come to one of our office locations. We generally do not charge a fee unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.