Slip and Falls at Office Buildings
The knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III help people injured in slip and falls at office buildings get the legal remedies that they need to get back on their feet. Whether it is a tumble down a dimly lit stairwell or a slip on a slick office surface, these accidents can cause serious and sometimes lasting injuries. Our Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers rely on more than 150 years of combined legal experience to ensure that property owners and other people or entities responsible for an accident are made fully accountable. We take the time to understand each client’s unique situation and to craft a strategy that reflects a client’s specific needs. We gain personal satisfaction from assisting our neighbors in the community in their times of need.
Slip and fall accidents can happen in a number of different ways and can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Office buildings are often ripe for these types of accidents, in part because of the sheer volume of people coming and going at any time. That foot traffic can leave an office space in a hazardous condition.Pursuing a Legal Remedy After a Slip and Fall at an Office Building
A person injured in a slip and fall accident has the legal right to seek compensation for their injuries. The money damages typically involved in personal injury cases include compensation for doctor’s bills, missed wages, and pain, suffering, and emotional distress. To get that compensation, you may need to sue the owner of the property on which you were injured. Even if you were partly to blame for the accident, Massachusetts’ modified comparative liability system may allow you to recoup some of your damages on a proportionate basis.
Office building owners are generally required to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition. That means addressing hazards that could lead to an accident, like slick floors, icy parking lot surfaces, or broken handrails. Owners are also obligated to warn people of any hazards on site that the owner knows or should know to exist through a reasonable inspection. An owner that does not live up to this “standard of care” is likely to be liable for any accidents that happen as a result.
The question in these cases is often whether the owner knew or should have known about a certain hazard that contributed to a slip and fall. Witness testimony, security camera footage, and maintenance records can go a long way toward resolving that question.Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation benefits may also be available for a person injured in a slip and fall accident on the job. This benefits system is a form of insurance. Employers pay into the system, and benefits administrators are supposed to use that money to compensate employees for covered injuries. Benefits cover related medical costs and at least some lost earnings. In order to get workers’ compensation, your attorney will need to show that you were injured while acting within the scope of your job.Get Advice from a Slip and Fall Lawyer on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our personal injury attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and awards for the people whom we represent. We make every effort to be available for our clients and take the time to guide them step by step through the legal process. There is always someone ready to talk to you at our law offices. We prepare each and every case as if it will go all the way to trial, while drawing on our significant negotiation skills to settle cases without prolonged court battles when possible. If you or a family member has been injured in a slip and fall at an office building on Cape Cod, call the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III. Our lawyers are available to discuss your particular situation in a free initial consultation, and we offer flexible evening, weekend, and offsite hours. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online. Nós Falamos Português.