Slipping and falling in a grocery store, workplace, or retail store may seem innocent. The fall is innocent until the pain becomes a serious injury, such as bulging disc in the back or neck or even a broken bone, that leads to life long repercussions.
Slip and falls are a part of tort law, a special area of the law dedicated to a harm or loss resulting in a legal liability for the person who created the harm. Property owners are legally obligated to follow specific building regulations for the safety of bystanders and shoppers. If there is a dangerous condition on the premise, these property owners are liable for the resulting injuries. Although slip and falls seem innocent, these injuries may create lifelong harm.
A lawsuit may not be the first thing you may consider when having a slip and fall, but if you believe the fall was not your fault or due to a dangerous condition, you should consult a personal injury attorney. Many places have video which might have captured the incident. That video may be destroyed soon after the incident if not preserved. Furthermore, there is a time limit (or “statute of limitations”) for filing slip and fall claims and it is important to speak with an attorney and get a case evaluation as quickly as possible. Filing an action may lead to monetary benefits that could help cover the losses and medical bills that you or your family are facing.
If you or a family member are involved in a slip and fall accident in the Methuen and Haverhill, Massachusetts area and have been injured, please contact our law office. We can provide a case evaluation to help you be aware of your rights and consider next steps if necessary.