Premises Liability deals with the proper maintenance of public and private property. Examples of those affected by premises liability can include landlords, restaurant owners, and store owners. Under Massachusetts law, owners and managers are required to maintain and secure their property to avoid unsafe or hazardous conditions that could cause residents or guests harm.
During the winter months, premises accidents increase due to inadequate maintenance and removal of snow and ice. Slip and fall accidents are the most common and can result in serious physical injury such as fractures, broken bones, sprains, and back injuries.
Examples of Premises Liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming accidents
- Liquor liability
- Snow and ice accidents
- Faulty electrical equipment/wiring
- Inadequate building security
- Stairway or disability ramp accidents
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Balcony or porch collapse
- Diving accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
Pursuing recovery for premises accidents can be complex. A premises liability lawyer can help document the hazardous or unsafe condition promptly, before it can be corrected, establish negligence, and preserve evidence in a timely fashion.
There may also be separate coverage for payment of your medical bills.
If you have been injured due to unsafe conditions on public or private property, call our Wellesley law office today for a free consultation.