Snow and Ice Accidents
The Hyannis snow and ice accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III regularly represent people who have been injured in slip and fall accidents, many of which are caused by inclement weather conditions. We know how painful a fall can be, and we understand the stress and anxiety that often come with it. We have a strong track record of helping clients obtain the legal recovery to which they are entitled from the parties responsible for an accident.Slip and Falls in Severe Weather
Severe winter weather is a part of life in New England, whether it involves frigid temperatures, heavy precipitation, snow covered or frozen surfaces. In Massachusetts, most of us are used to dealing with the elements. But that doesn't stop snow, ice, and other nasty weather from causing havoc on sidewalks, parking lots and streets, or on various other public and private properties across the state. Inclement weather is one of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents throughout Massachusetts and across the country, whether the victim is an outdoor worker on the job, a shopper walking in a store parking lot, a tenant falling on the walkway of their apartment, or a person visiting a neighbor's home.Legal Remedies for Injuries Arising From Snow and Ice Accidents
Premises liability is one of the most common legal theories by which people injured in accidents on another's property sue for damages. The law generally requires a property owner to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and to make visitors like guests, customers, and employees aware of any known dangers as well as hazards of which the owner should be aware through reasonable diligence. Recent changes in state law make it easier for a person injured in a slip and fall involving snow and ice to establish liability by showing that a property owner acted unreasonably (failing to salt, sand or plow walkways, for example). Prior to this development, a person suing for premises liability was required to establish that the accident was the result of an "unnatural accumulation" of precipitation. A person injured on someone's property may also have a claim against a negligent snow plow company the fails to properly clear walkways and parking lots. In addition, an injured party may have a claim against not only the property owner, but also a property management company, if it can be shown that the management company was negligent in the care and maintenance of the property.
These claims can arise from slip and fall accidents in a variety of locations, including:
- Apartment buildings
- Retail stores
- Public buildings, like schools and government facilities
- Residential homes
Our firm also represents clients injured in snow and ice accidents while on the job. An employee who suffers a slip and fall on the way in or out of a workplace, or at a remote work location, may be entitled to both workers' compensation benefits and premises liability damages from a third party property owner or manager.Aggressive Representation for People Injured in Snow and Ice Accidents
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by snow, ice, or other unsafe conditions, it is important that you seek the counsel and advice of an experienced personal injury attorney who can fight on your behalf for the damages you deserve. That potentially includes doctor's bills, lost wages from missed work, and compensation for pain and suffering.
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our lawyers have a combined 146 years of experience representing clients in snow and ice accident cases and other personal injury matters. We are seasoned attorneys with a hard earned reputation for providing comprehensive and professional legal services. Previous victories for the people we represent include a number of six-figure settlements in premises liability cases.Experienced Advocates Fighting for You
With offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys and criminal defense lawyers serve clients throughout the state. We offer flexible weekend and evening appointments, and will even come to you if you cannot make it to one of our offices. We will always return your phone calls and emails. We stand ready to listen to your story, explain your rights, and fight for your interests. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.