In certain circumstances, Massachusetts law may allow you to seek restitution from an owner for injuries you have sustained on his or her property. When medical expenses and time out of work significantly impact you and your family, it becomes even more important to seek compensation after this type of serious injury.
Sheff & Cook’s personal injury attorneys in Boston, MA, are highly recognized for excellence and superior results in home and property related injury actions. Our firm has a long history of impressive case success handling premises liability matters and we want to put our knowledge and expertise to work for you.
Understanding Your Rights Under Property Premises Liability
Anyone who owns a business, a residence, an apartment building, or even a vacant lot has a duty to use reasonable care to keep the property safe for visitors. This duty includes:
- Cleaning or fixing known hazards
- Keeping up with regular maintenance
- Marking hazards/warnings
- Providing advance notice of existing hazards
When property owners fall below this duty and someone is injured, they may be liable for those injuries. However, Massachusetts law is more complicated than this simple explanation. If you have been injured on another’s property, it is important to have a skilled home, property, and premise liability attorney explain your rights and assess a property owner’s liability.
When is a Property Owner Liable in MA?
Premises liability cases in Massachusetts are very situation-specific. There are, however, some common circumstances that give rise to premises liability claims:
- Unattended spills or leaks on floors
- Snow or ice buildup on walkways
- Missing or broken stair safety railings
- Faulty or inadequate lighting
- Sub-par security measures
The team of personal injury attorneys at Sheff & Cook has developed a deep understanding of how to secure optimum settlements in premises liability cases. Rely on them to assess the proof and facts of your case to secure compensation and facilitate recovery, in a way that no other attorney can.
Types of Property Premises Liability Injuries
Many different injuries can occur due to an incident that occurs within a home or on property and can have devastating consequences for the victim, including massive medical bills, long-term disability from work, significant wage losses, and overall decreased quality of life. These injuries include:
Sheff & Cook’s Approach
The versatile attorneys at Sheff & Cook have the experience you need, the knowledge you trust, and the reputation you deserve to help you with your property-related injury claim. It’s rare to find a premises liability attorney in Boston who is recognized throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for proficient handling of home, property, and premises liability matters. Our team of attorneys, many of whom have earned consistent recognition in Super Lawyers, has handled a variety of premises liability cases, including:
- Dog bites and attacks
- Slip and fall on defective property conditions
- Injuries to children playing in parks and on neighborhood property
- Assaults enabled by inadequate security measures at apartments and hotels
- Trip and fall on defective stairways
- Defective elevator and escalator claims
No matter the injuries or the circumstances under which the injuries were suffered, we work tirelessly to seek maximum compensation from the responsible property owner. With more than six decades of exceptional experience in this area of the law, we’ll guide you through the liability legal process and on to recovery.