Premises Liability – Owner Negligence: Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall Accident Attorneys

Serving all of the Greater Boston Area and Southeast MA including Brockton, Taunton, Boston, Bridgewater.

tripping hazards accidentsPremises liability law in Massachusetts permits someone who has been seriously injured as the result of negligence or, a failure or breach in a “Duty of Care” to hold land and property owners  responsible.   This includes negligent homeowners, business owners or cities and towns; all of which may be held liable for injuries, accidents, and crimes committed against a person.

The two most common types of premises liability actions in Massachusetts are for slip and fall accident claims and negligent security, but there are many other types of accidents that fall under Premises Liability law.

A negligent property owner that exposes someone to such hazardous conditions should be the one that has to pay for the medical bills and pain and suffering endured because of his lack of care. Attorney Noonan firmly believes this and he will zealously pursue your interests.

For decades the Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan has been helping clients throughout Southeast Massachusetts secure fair financial compensation for injuries by holding the negligent property owners responsible for the unsafe property conditions they expose the public to.

Leading Cause Of Emergency Room Visits

According to the National Safety Council, slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States. Slips, falls and tripping accidents often result in severe and debilitating injuries. Victims can suffer all sorts of injuries from strains and sprains to fractures and concussions and even spinal cord or brain injuries in severe cases.

When an elderly person falls, the injuries can be quite severe because, as we age, our bones, muscles, and tendons become fragile and are more likely to break, fracture, or tear from even a minor fall.

Types of Owner Negligence Cases Involving Trips, Slips, and Fall Accidents

A number of things can cause people to loose their balance and trip, slip, or fall.  When the property owner breaches a Duty to Maintain or Duty to Warn, they may be held liable if someone is injured.  Examples of situations for which a property owner could be held liable for accident injuries include:

Floors, Aisles Lobbies

  • Waxed or polished floors, and other slippery or sticky cleaning agents;
  • Wet floors not properly marked or dried
  • Dropped or foreign substances not cleared away
  • Floor mats, worn, improperly placed or installed

Steps, stairs and Stairwells

  • Obscured or dark stairways
  • Slippery of worn steps
  • Defective railings
  • Loose floor boards
  • Inadequate lighting

Dangerous or Faulty Doors

  • Automatic swinging doors
  • Automatic electrical doors

Parking Lots and Sidewalks

  • Uneven payment
  • Pot holes
  • Bad design

Other Premises Liability Injuries

  • Escalators and elevator accidents
  • In a supermarket, shopping mall, department stores, fast food restaurants, or a convenience store
  • Crimes committed on owner’s property
  • Swimming pool accidents and drowning
  • Beach accidents and drownings
  • Dog and animal attacks
  • Other accidents resulting from property owner negligence

Our Attorneys Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable

Gerald J. Noonan is an experienced Owner Negligence and Premises Liability attorney with more than 30 years of legal and trial experience. Over the course of these three decades attorney Noonan has helped countless accident victims receive the financial compensation they deserve.

Attorney Noonan has successfully battled insurance companies for years. They know it is our job to make sure property holders are held accountable for their negligence and when you hire an attorney with a solid reputation, insurance companies know they need to take you seriously.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Greater Boston Injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients in premises liability accident claims who were  injured in a trip, slip, or fall on private property.  We take cases throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, Plymouth, Marshfield, Attleboro, Canton, Stoughton, Weymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Raynham, Easton, Abington, Whitman, Norton, Randolph, Holbrook and all smaller cities and rural areas in Southern Massachusetts. We also serve the counties of Plymouth, Norfolk and Bristol, Massachusetts.

No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call the Boston Injury Lawyer now to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to pursue civil justice.  You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.


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