Owners of both commercial and residential properties have a legal obligation to maintain their premises so they are safe places for people to be. If someone is injured on the premises of a store, a hotel, or someone’s home, he or she may be able to collect compensation for injuries that he or she sustained. However, proving a property owner is responsible for an accident can be hard to do.
Proving Negligence of Owner
The legal premise involved in most fall accidents in Brockton is negligence. The property owner must have known about the damage on the premises that caused the fall and been aware of the possible consequences of not fixing it. However, if a property owner leases or rents to tenants, then he or she may not be aware of damage to the property unless he or she has been notified.
In addition, even if fall accidents on residential properties are the fault of disrepair, the owner may not be liable if the damage is too difficult or costly to repair. Commercial property owners may not be held liable if it can’t be proven that they or their employees knew about the danger and did nothing about it. If you’ve had a slip and fall accident that resulted in injuries, you need to hire a personal injury attorney to help you collect compensation for them.
Being Compensated for Injuries
If an attorney from The Law Office of Bruce S. Raphel, PC can prove neglect on part of a commercial or residential property owner, then he or she may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. However, Massachusetts is a comparative fault state so if it can be proven the victim was at least 50% at fault for his or her injuries, no compensation will be received. If victims of fall accidents are not found at fault, they may receive compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering.
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