Slip And Fall On Snow And Ice: Natural vs. Unnatural Accumulation of Snow
Brockton Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys
New England is known for its winters and Nor’Easters that bring great amounts of snow leaving the roads and parking lots in dangerous and slippery conditions. Most businesses in Massachusetts know how to cope with the New England Winters. A lot of property owners and businesses go to great lengths to plow, salt and sand their parking lots and walk ways. However, some businesses and property owners are not that responsible when it comes to maintaining their property in a reasonably safe condition.
Up until 2010 it was very difficult to bring a lawsuit against a property owner if you slipped, fell and got injured on his or her property. Up until this point it was up to an injured party to show that they slipped and fell on an unnatural accumulation of snow. This meant that injured parties couldn’t bring a claim against a property owner if their slip and fall accident occurred on a natural accumulation of snow.
A new 2010 law effectively eliminated the natural vs. unnatural accumulation of snow distinction replacing it with a new standard of reasonableness. Now a claim for personal injuries can be brought against a property owner if they did not take reasonable measures to try and maintain the property in a safe condition. This new standard gave property owners a duty to take proactive measures to insure the property is safe for visitors and cleared of snow and ice to a reasonable extent.
Brockton Premises Liability Lawyer – Slip and Fall Accidents
If you have suffered injuries from a slip and fall on snow or ice call our Massachusetts slip and fall attorneys today. We have successfully handled numerous clients’ slip and fall cases under the new reasonableness standard. If you are unsure whether a property owner is liable to you for your slip and fall injuries call our Massachusetts slip and fall injury lawyers today. Our injury attorneys will go over the details of your case and determine if you have a case against a property owner for failing to reasonably maintain the property.
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 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 experienced slip and fall accident attorneys 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.
Types of Injuries Caused By Slip And Fall Accidents
- Arm and Elbow Injuries
- Broken Bones and Fractures
- Cervical Sprain/Strain Injuries
- Lumbar/Lower Back Strain/Sprain Injuries
- Ligament, Tendon, And Muscle Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
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