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MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND PREMISES LIABILITY ATTORNEYS

 

In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, property owners have a responsibility to use reasonable care to ensure the safety of people legally entitled to be on their property. This means that if you’re a social guest or customer of a business that’s injured due to a hazardous condition, you can sue to collect your out of pocket medical expenses, lost wages or business revenue, pain, suffering and mental anguish. The claim must be well established with appropriate investigation and evidence, so it’s important to hire an experienced premises liability attorney as soon as possible after the accident. The Botelho Law Group is the top premises liability attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

Slip and Fall Accidents

The most common type of premises liability case is when you’re injured on somebody’s property due to hazardous conditions such as snow/ice, broken stairs, wet floors or oily floors, unsecured carpets or rugs or uneven pavement. In order to be successful with this claim, you need to prove that the property owner knew, or should have known, about the hazard and failed to properly repair or warn you. Slip and Fall cases are complicated, so it’s important to call an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island premises liability attorney as soon as possible after an accident.

Inadequate Security

Property owners also have a responsibility to keep their property safe for people legally on the premises. For example, if an apartment building is located in an area with a high crime rate, the owner is responsible to provide a working lock on the front door of the building. If the lock is broken, allowing an intruder into the building that assaults you, the owner can be liable for the injuries that result. Nightclubs and bars that know that fights frequently break out at their establishments must provide enough security to protect their patrons from harm. If you’re assaulted at a bar or nightclub, you may have a claim against the owner. Property owners also have a responsibility to make outdoor spaces, such as parking lots, reasonably safe. If you’re assaulted in a parking lot that’s not properly lit and/or without a security patrol in force, you may have a claim against the owner. If you’ve been assaulted on somebody else’s property, you should call an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island premises liability attorney to discuss your legal rights. The Botelho Law Group is the top premises liability attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

Dog Bites

Massachusetts and Rhode Island both allow claims against dog owners for injuries they’ve sustained from an attack without the need to show that the owner knew the dog had “vicious propensities.” In Rhode Island, if the owner knew the dog was vicious, your compensation is doubled. Both Massachusetts and Rhode Island impose strict liability on dog owners, which means that they are liable for injuries caused by their dog even if they took all reasonable steps to keep people safe. For example, even if the dog was secured on what they thought was a strong leash, if the dog escapes and bites somebody, they are responsible.  Dog bites can cause serious permanent injuries and disfigurement, so it’s important to promptly contact a Massachusetts and Rhode Island premises liability attorney as soon as possible after the attack. The Botelho Law Group is the top premises liability attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Premises Liability Attorneys

There are many other types of hazards that can give rise to liability for property owners such as toxic fumes, lead paint, unsafe drinking water and elevators/escalators. If you’ve been injured on somebody’s property and you’re not sure if  you have a case, you should call an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island Premises Liability Attorneys to advise you. The Botelho Law Group is the top premises liability attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

 

Joseph F. Botelho, Esq.
BOTELHO LAW GROUP
Attorneys At Law

901 Eastern Ave.
Unit 2
Fall River, MA 02723
Office:  888-269-0688

https://www.botelholawgroup.com/