Sidewalks And Parking Lots
Stumbling and falling in public is embarrassing. The natural inclination is to get up and hurry along one’s way. But when more than one’s pride is hurt, it’s worth a closer look to determine what caused the fall. Proprietors can be held responsible for serious injuries arising from unsafe conditions on their exterior property.
The legal team at Ellis Law Offices has recovered compensation for trip-and-fall accidents in parking lots and on sidewalks and other outdoor grounds. We know how to document safety hazards and code violations to establish a negligence claim against the property owner or property management company.
Trip-And-Fall Accident Outdoors? 508-644-6325 ·Get your free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have won premises liability cases in Worcester and across Massachusetts.
Holding Property Owners Accountable For Unsafe Walkways
You may have blamed your own clumsiness or carelessness when in fact you tripped because of a hazard that the owner knew of and ignored. Our lawyers can explore the underlying defect or dangerous condition that caused you to fall, such as:
- A parking lot pothole
- A broken curb
- A raised or uneven sidewalk
- A sunken section of concrete
- A hose stretched across a walkway
If the owner of a business, apartment building, parking lot or parking garage had knowledge of the hazard, you may be entitled to monetary damages for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will work to show that the property owner or its management company created the dangerous condition, failed to respond to complaints or should have discovered it through normal inspection and maintenance. How long was it there? Have other people been hurt? Has the owner been cited for code violations or sued for similar neglect?
Taking Care Of Your Interests
It is important to seek medical attention even if you are unaware of the severity of your injuries. We will coordinate with you and your doctors to gauge the degree of your injury and the resulting hardships — rehab or surgery, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering — to maximize your recovery of damages. We will also help you deal with insurance adjusters and medical billing so that you can focus on healing.
Contact Ellis Law Offices today for a free consultation. We can come to your hospital or home anywhere in Massachusetts if you are not able to come to our location in Worcester or Fitchburg. You owe no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.