Slip and Fall Accidents in Parking Lots
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our premises liability attorneys represent people in many areas of Massachusetts who have been hurt in accidents. We understand the pain and stress that often come with a slip and fall, and we advocate aggressively to help victims seek the full legal remedies to which they may be entitled. Our Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers have over 146 combined years of experience working on personal injury cases, and our firm has a strong record of maximizing damages for the people whom we represent.Holding a Property Owner Accountable for a Slip and Fall Accident in a Parking Lot
If you have been involved in a slip and fall or another accident in a parking lot, you have the right to seek compensation from any party that may be responsible. This is often a property owner that failed to keep the premises in a safe condition. The damages typically available in these cases include money for medical costs, missed wages while recuperating, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In some cases, the family of an injured person can also seek “loss of consortium” damages. These are designed to compensate family members for the loss of a spouse or parent's companionship, support, love, and guidance.
A parking lot owner is required under the law to keep its property in a generally safe condition. This means making sure that the surface is in good shape and that divots, pot holes, and broken barriers are promptly fixed. It also means plowing the lot and removing ice during cold winter months, as well as keeping the lot properly lighted. A property owner that does not live up to this duty is likely to be held responsible for any slip and fall accident or another harmful event that happens as a result. A lot owner may also be responsible for failing to warn visitors of any hazards of which the owner knows or should be aware through reasonable inspection.
Some people who are injured in slip and fall accidents are unsure whether to sue. They may not be sure who is responsible, they may not know the full extent of their injuries, or they may think that their own insurance will cover all of the costs. The truth is that some injuries and complications may come up long after the accident happens, and insurance companies often try to limit payouts in accident cases. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you investigate your case, identify the parties responsible, and vigorously pursue the full range of compensation that may be appropriate.
Massachusetts personal injury law operates under a three-year statute of limitations. In other words, a person hurt in a slip and fall generally has three years from the date of the accident to file suit. Also, although some slip and fall cases are straightforward, it may take some time to fully investigate who owns the property where the accident took place and who is responsible for the injury. This is why it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident happens.Consult a Slip and Fall Lawyer on Cape Cod to Protect Your Rights
The knowledgeable Cape Cod slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III understand the law as it applies in these matters, and we know how to build the strongest possible cases for the people whom we represent. Our lawyers are members of the local community who have devoted our careers to helping our neighbors in their times of need. We offer free consultations at our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. Our injury lawyers are also happy to travel to you if you cannot come to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.