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MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEYS

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC,) close to 40,000 people a year lose their lives due to fall accidents, making accidental falls the third-highest cause of death in the country. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if the property owner had taken reasonable steps to ensure that their property was free of dangerous conditions. Businesses and homeowners have a responsibility to inspect their property for hazards and to make repairs in a timely manner. When they fail to do so, they can be sued for monetary damages to compensate injured victims. Slip and Falls cases require prompt investigation so that evidence is not destroyed, that’s why it’s important to contact a Massachusetts and Rhode Island Slip and Fall Attorney as soon as possible after your accident. The Botelho Law Group is the top slip and fall attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?

There are many types of unsafe conditions that premises owners either don’t pay enough attention to notice or don’t bother to repair. If it’s not possible to repair the condition, the owner must properly exclude the area from foot traffic or warn of the hazard. These are some of the most common hazards that cause slip and fall accidents:

  • Uneven Pavement, Tiling or Wood Surfaces due to improper installation or changes in the surface over time;
  • Wet Surfaces due to leaks, weather conditions or spills that are not cleaned up in a timely manner;
  • Carpet, rugs or mats that are not properly secured;
  • Overwaxed or overpolished flooring that creates slick conditions;
  • Icy surfaces that have not been salted or cleared;
  • Potholes that have not been repaired;
  • Insufficient lighting, especially in stairwells;
  • Missing or broken handrails and
  • Debris or obstacles in walkways.

If you’ve been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, you might not be sure if the property owner is liable. That’s why it’s important to speak to an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island slip and fall attorney as soon as possible after your accident. The Botelho Law Group is the top slip and fall attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, serving Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties. Call (888) 269-0988 to schedule a free confidential consultation.

How To Prove The Owner Is Liable

In order to prove the owner is liable for the injuries you sustained from your fall, it’s necessary to prove that the owner knew, or should have known about the hazardous condition. For example, if it snowed on Tuesday and you slipped and fell on ice on Friday, the owner should have known that there could be ice on their property and correct the condition by applying salt or removing the ice. On the other hand, if you slipped on a drink spilled by a patron at a movie theater that was walking in front of you, it would not be reasonable to expect the theater to mop up the spill immediately, so they would not be liable. Once you’ve proved that the owner allowed a dangerous condition that caused your fall, you still need to prove that the injuries you sustained were from the fall, and not from a pre-existing or subsequent injury. The best way to do this is to get medical treatment immediately after your accident to establish this connection by asking the owner to call you an ambulance to take you to the emergency room for treatment. Proving liability for a slip and fall accident can be complicated. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island Slip and Fall Attorney. The Botelho Law Group is the top slip and fall 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 Slip and Fall Attorney

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you are likely to have many question about how to proceed with your claim. An experienced Massachusetts and Rhode Island slip and fall attorney can apply the law to the facts of your case and help you understand your legal rights. The Botelho Law Group is the top slip and fall 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/