Fighting for the Rights Of Those Injured by Negligent or Careless Actions

Boston Premises Liability Attorneys

Holding Property Owners Responsible for Unsafe Conditions

When a property owner makes their space open to the public, they have a responsibility to ensure there are no unreasonable hazards that would put people’s safety at risk. If you have fallen or been otherwise injured at a store or even in someone’s home, you could have grounds for an injury claim.

Mitcheson & Lee LLP has a team of proven premises liability lawyers who have represented victims of injury throughout Boston. We know premises liability laws inside and out, and can help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim. If there is cause for legal action, we can investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you fight for the recovery you deserve.

Initial consultations at Mitcheson & Lee LLP are offered at no charge. Contact us today to get started.

Overview of Premises Liability Law in Massachusetts

A key factor in premises liability law is whether the plaintiff was a legal guest or a trespasser. If you were legally admitted to a property and are injured in an accident, you can file a claim so long as it can be proved the property owner could have taken greater precautions to protect you. For example, most plaintiffs will have a valid claim if they were injured in a fall caused by slippery floors. However, if that fall was the result of a spill that happened mere seconds before, courts may find that the property owner did not have reasonable opportunity to remedy the problem and rule in favor of the defendant.

Some common premises liability hazards include:

  • Uneven floors or carpeting
  • Wet floors without noticeable caution signs
  • Swimming pools without lifeguards
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Insufficient security
  • Unstable or overstocked shelves

Owners of private property have greater protections when a trespasser is injured on their premises, but that does not mean they are completely free of liability. While a trespasser cannot file a claim for an injury sustained through their own carelessness, they do have a right to legal action if the property owner took unreasonable action to protect their land knowing trespassers were a possibility. This includes setting dangerous traps like bear traps or spring action guns specifically to stop human trespassers.

Discuss Your Legal Rights During a Complimentary Consultation

The emotional, physical, and financial toll on victims of premises liability accidents can be substantial. This area of law can be complex, and many people do not realize they had a right to pursue legal action. If you were injured while on someone else’s property in Boston, contact the knowledgeable premises liability lawyers at Mitcheson & Lee LLP today to discuss your rights for legal recourse.

To arrange your free consultation, call us at (617) 934-3207.

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