Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that refers to a property owner’s duty to keep their building, and the areas surrounding it, free from hazardous conditions in the event that visitors will be present. Although this is most commonly applied to commercial properties including restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, parking lots, etc., residential property owners also have a legal responsiblity to maintain a safe premises.
The most common premises liability accidents involve slip and fall accidents, and occur when dangerous conditions simply go unattended.
Some of the most commonly reported conditions include:
- Spills left on the floor
- Walkways covered with ice or snow
- Unguarded swimming pools
- Inadequately lit stairways or walkways
- Uneven and/or cracked pavement/carpeting
- Exposed electrical areas
- Unmarked trenches, holes, or other hazards
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury under any of these circumstances, it is important that you consult with an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Whether you were involved in a slip and fall accident in a restaurant or your child was injured at an unsafe recreational facility, you may be entitled to compensation.
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