Were You Hurt On Someone Else’s Property?
Claims against negligent property owners are referred to as premises liability claims. These claims can be filed when a property owner fails to take the necessary steps to keep visitors to the property safe. Claims can be filed against owners of grocery stores, department stores, malls, gas stations, restaurants, bars, hotels and even apartment buildings.
From our Worcester office, The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., represents accident victims in Boston, Framingham and Springfield and throughout central Massachusetts. Let us help you get the compensation you need.
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Our lawyers handle premises liability claims of all types, including:
- Slip-and-falls: Whether it was at the grocery store or the mall, if you slipped and fell on someone else’s property and were injured, you may have grounds upon which to file a claim.
- Snow and ice falls: Property owners are responsible for keeping sidewalks and other walkways free of ice and snow. If they do not, visitors can become injured if they fall on the snow and ice.
- Sidewalk falls: If a sidewalk falls into disrepair or becomes uneven, the property owner must ensure it is repaired and made safe for visitors, or the owner may be liable for injuries suffered if someone falls on the sidewalk.
- Escalator falls and accidents: Escalators can be dangerous even when they are in good working condition. If an accident occurs and the property owner is found to be negligent, he or she would be liable for any injuries that occurred on the escalator.
- Swimming pool accidents: Numerous laws govern swimming pools on private and public property. When a pool accident occurs, it is important to determine liability and who is responsible for the damages.
- Negligent security: If a property owner maintains inadequate security or is negligent in securing his or her premises, assaults and other crimes or accidents may occur and create liability for victims’ injuries.
- Dog bites: Dog owners are responsible for maintaining control of their animals at all times. They are also liable in nearly all cases if their dog bites a person or another animal.
We Build Strong Premises Liability Cases
Not every accident that occurs on someone else’s property leads to a premises liability claim. For a claim to be successful, there has to be proof that an act of negligence on the part of the property owner led to or contributed to the accident. For example, if a grocery store freezer is left in disrepair for weeks and a customer slips and falls, the property owner is negligent because of the failure to fix something that obviously was a hazard. We will determine if you have a claim and help you take appropriate action.
Handling Property Owner Negligence Claims Since 1961
Our Worcester premises liability attorneys handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to worry about paying attorney fees if we lose. We collect these fees only after we obtain a successful verdict or settlement. Contact us online or call us at 866-491-6561 to schedule a free initial consultation.