Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common causes of injury in Massachusetts. Most people do not think about the dangers of slip and fall accidents and the harm they cause until it happens to them or a loved one. Additionally, many people do not realize how costly a slip and fall accident can be. For those who have been injured in a slip and fall accident, working with a qualified personal injury law firm is the best way to recover the compensation needed to get back to normal life.

In Massachusetts, the owner of a premises is required to maintain the property in a reasonably safe manner in view of all circumstances. If the owner knows or should know of a dangerous condition on the premises, he or she has a duty to all lawful visitors, including customers, to make reasonable efforts to protect and/or warn the visitors against the dangerous condition. If the owner fails in this duty, he or she could be liable to the visitor for any damages they have suffered if the defective condition was the cause in fact of their injury.

Some come common dangerous condition are:

  • Uneven flooring;
  • Wet floors;
  • Torn carpets;
  • Snow and ice buildup;
  • Poor lighting;
  • Structural defects in a building; and
  • Broken stairs.

Common defenses to slip and fall claims include:

  • The dangerous condition was open and obvious;
  • The visitor knew about the condition or was put on notice of the condition;
  • The visitor was completely or partially at fault for their injury; and/or
  • Other procedural defenses.

If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Advocates Legal Group, LLP can help you determine the value of your claim and can bring the appropriate action for recovery. We will help you prepare your case in a way that demonstrates the other side is responsible for your injuries and other losses. We can also help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case and build a strategy to ensure the most successful outcome possible. Although recovery can be stressful, you do not need to go at it alone. We will be on your side every step of the way to advise you of your rights, options, and navigate through you through the process. Call us now at (508) 796-5737, or email us at, for a free case evaluation.

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