Slip and Falls at Apartment Complexes
The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III is a law firm based in Hyannis and Plymouth whose attorneys represent people injured in a wide variety of accidents throughout Massachusetts, such as slip and falls at apartment complexes. Our Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers combine more than a century and a half of legal experience in personal injury cases to help victims get the full compensation that they are entitled to receive for their injuries. We take the time to understand each and every client’s individual circumstances and to craft a strategy tailored to their needs. Our firm has a strong track record of success that includes several six-figure settlements in slip and fall cases.
Slip and falls happen in a number of different ways, whether it is because of a slick grocery store aisle, a snow-covered parking lot, or a poorly lit apartment complex stairwell. Although some of these accidents may seem relatively minor, they can cause serious, lasting injuries and even death. It is important to seek medical treatment following a slip and fall and to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.Pursuing Damages Following a Slip and Fall Accident at an Apartment Complex
If you or a loved one is injured in a slip and fall accident at an apartment complex or elsewhere, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The damages typically available in slip and fall cases include compensation for doctor’s bills, missed wages due to time away from work, and the costs of future treatment, as well as pain and suffering. In the tragic case that someone dies in a slip and fall, the person’s family has the right to seek compensation for wrongful death. These lawsuits allow the family to essentially raise the same legal claims that would be available to their loved one if they had survived the accident.
Premises liability is a legal theory that holds property owners responsible for certain accidents that happen on the property. Massachusetts law generally requires property owners to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. For apartment complex owners, that may include plowing parking lots and shoveling walkways in the winter. It likely also means keeping hallways, staircases, and other common areas free of debris and other hazards. Even if the defect or hazard is in an apartment being leased, state law may make the landlord liable if it knew about the hazard but failed to take adequate steps to address it.
Property owners also have a responsibility under the law to warn apartment complex dwellers and their guests of any hazards of which the owner knows or should know. Many slip and fall cases come down to the question of whether the owner knew – or should have known – about the unsafe condition that caused the fall. Witness testimony is often crucial in these cases. Apartment complex tenants and staff can confirm that the dangerous condition existed and provide information about how long the condition existed before the accident and whether anyone told the property owner about the hazard. Security camera footage establishing that the hazard existed, as well as inspection and repair records, can also be used to determine what, if anything, the owner did to address the situation.Talk with an Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyer on Cape Cod
Our premises liability attorneys have been representing victims in slip and fall and other personal injury cases since 1994. We understand the pain and stress that come with being injured in an accident, and we work aggressively to pursue compensation. We are proud to stand by our clients in their times of need. Our lawyers are happy to offer free consultations at offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. We are also ready to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We usually do not charge a fee unless we are successful in getting a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.