Slip & Fall Injuries

Massachusetts & New Hampshire Slip and Fall Attorney

Serving clients in Lowell, Tewksbury, Middlesex County, and Throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine

Slip, and falls are some of the most frequently occurring accidents, happening on a daily basis. Over 8 million of these accidents result in emergency room visits each year.

While senior citizens are more prone to slips and falls than other age groups, they are not the only victims. Slip and falls are serious.  They can result in a loss of quality of life, medical bills, and permanent physical pain or discomfort.

Slips and falls resulting in head impact can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and even death.  A fall on an icy parking lot or sidewalk can easily claim the life of an otherwise very healthy person.

Common Areas Where Slips and Falls Occur

Some of the common locations for slips and falls are:

  • Doorways
  • Ramps
  • Cluttered hallways
  • Areas with heavy traffic
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Areas prone to wetness or spills
  • Unguarded heights
  • Unstable work surfaces
  • Ladders
  • Stairs
  • Ice covered sidewalks, parking lots, stairs, driveways, and other areas

The underlying causes of slip and fall injuries go beyond snow and ice. They can be caused by garbage that should have been cleaned up, improper maintenance of grounds, un-kept pavement in parking lots, unfilled holes in parking lots, un-kept sidewalks, un-repaired porches or stairs, as well as many other reasons. All of these problematic areas fall within the owner’s duty to maintain and repair. They can occur in homes, apartment complexes, stores, shopping malls, sidewalks, or any other number of places.

Property owners – including homeowners, store owners, apartment owners and renters – all have duty to keep their property safe.  If they fail to do so, they can normally be held liable for the damages and injuries that result from their negligence.

Frequent Types of Slip and Fall Injuries

These events can also lead to more than just cuts and bruises, some of the most common injuries are:

  • Broken hips
  • Broke arms and legs
  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain issues
  • Spinal cord issues
  • Neck and back issues
  • Scarring
  • Unconsciousness
  • Death

Investigation of Slips and Falls

It is important to hire the right attorney to help you in pursuing a claim for injuries caused by a slip and fall. Immediate action should be taken in a slip and fall case, including a thorough investigation of the accident scene as soon as practical before conditions change.  The investigation should  include:

  • Taking pictures and video
  • Examining structures that may be involved, such as broken handrails,
  • Determining whether other physical factors were involved, such as uneven flooring,
  • Seeking to find out the exact state of the premises where the slip or fall took place at the time of the injury.

Your Case

Once an accident investigation has been undertaken, I will notify all of those who I believe are liable of your injuries and damages.  It’s important to note that because of the large influx of phony slip and fall claims, insurance agencies and corporate counsel are skeptical and often times hesitant to offer just and fair compensation to injured parties. It is for this reason that you need a competent and efficient attorney that will fight for your rights.

Call My Office to Learn About Your Rights

Slips and falls can result in enormous medical bills and even lifestyle changes, not to mention severe pain which can be ongoing.  You deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries.

Having successfully represented a number of clients in slip and fall cases, let me put my experience to work for you.

For your free consultation, please call me at (978) 851-5145 or fill out the contact form below.

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