Snow and Ice Accidents

Boston MA Homeowner Negligence Attorney

Boston Area Attorneys Representing Snow and Ice Slip and Fall Accident Victims

If you have slipped, tripped, or fallen on ice or snow, and you were injured, you may have a claim to get compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as medical bills and lost wages. The law on Massachusetts ice and snow slip and fall is constantly evolving. You need an attorney who will advise you of your rights after a fall and see if you have a personal injury action to recover for your injuries.

The Law Offices of Steven M. Houde work exclusively on accident and wrongful death cases. We know how to aggressively represent clients so their homeowner liability claims are successful. The personal injury attorneys are experienced at investigating slip and fall accidents to determine the cause of the fall. Contact our lawyers to learn how you can bring a personal injury claim for your snow or ice slip and fall injuries.

Snow and Ice Accumulation

Business owners, property managers, and homeowner may be liable for your injuries if they did not properly clear or treat snow or ice.

If the negligence of an owner – home or business – resulted in an unsafe condition due to snow or ice, they may be liable for your injuries. Our staff is skilled at evaluating the facts of your negligence claim to determine whether you have a slip and fall claim. We know how to maximize compensation for your injuries. If an owner was negligent in clearing or treating snow or ice, you can get damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and temporary or permanent disability.

Representative Case
A 59 year old married software engineer from Carlisle sustained a severe ankle fracture when he slipped and fell on ice on a walkway at a gas station; the ice formed on the pavement underneath a leak in the gutter above the sidewalk. His ankle fracture (distal fibula fracture with widened ankle mortise and deep deltoid avulsion fracture) required an ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation) surgical procedure. Physical therapy followed and about 18 months later, he underwent another surgical procedure for removal of the hardware. There was minimal lost time from work, but his medical bills were approximately $33,000.00. One day before Binding Arbitration, the case was settled for $120,000.00. See more examples of our Verdicts and Settlements.

Third Party Liability Claims Against the City or State Need a Quick Response

By statute, an ice or snow slip and fall injury claim against a town or city is limited to $5,000, regardless of your losses. There is also a notice requirement for bringing suit. However, this should not deter you from calling. There may be an additional claim against a private contractor, homeowner or other third party not bound by a limit on damages.

Do You Have a Compensable Personal Injury Claim?

Call our law office at 781-235-7744 for a free case evaluation or contact us today. We can arrange early morning, evening or weekend appointments. You will pay no lawyer fees unless we obtain compensation.