Especially during the winter in New England, it’s important to know what to do if you should find yourself in a slippery situation. If you have been injured due to a slip and fall on another individual’s property, the individual who owns the property may be held legally responsible for your injuries. These types of accidents can range from wet floors, loose ceilings, cracked sidewalks, etc. and it can also include accidents that occur due to snow, ice, or rain.
A property owner has to act reasonably in maintaining their property in a reasonably safe condition. Massachusetts law forces property owners to take preventative measures to avoid accidents or injuries on their premises. Cases are analyzed based on if the property owner took sufficient preventative measures to prevent harmful situations and if the injured party was careful to avoid the harmful situation.
If you have suffered injury due to slipping on falling on another’s property due to a defect or natural accumulation of ice, rain, or snow, do not hesitate to contact us to learn your rights. We have handled hundreds of slip and fall cases over the last 30 years, and we are prepared to handle yours.