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Slips & Falls / Premises Liability

The Law Offices of Paul F. Murphy

Slips & Falls / Premises Liability

Cases that fall under the legal umbrella of premises liability include slip and falls, negligent security as well as various injuries caused by negligent maintenance of a premises.

A homeowner or business is legally obliged to maintain safe conditions at the residence or business premises they keep. Despite these legal responsibilities, many property owners, landlords and businesses fail to maintain their premises. Negligence is a legal concept that occurs when a party owes someone a duty and failure to maintain premises in a safe condition can be considered such a duty. If injuries occur based on the negligence of an owner this can result in significant liability on the part of the property owner.

Slip and falls are the most common injuries and may result in medical costs, lost wages and chronic health problems; however, there are other conditions that cause far more serious injuries – all of which are caused by negligence on the part of the property owner. For years my office has tried personal injury cases involving premises liability in Massachusetts, securing fair and generous awards and settlements for injured clients.

Negligent security cases involve victims of assault, robbery, gunshot wounds or rape due to a property owner’s negligence in providing adequate security measures. Faulty alarm systems, insufficient lighting, malfunctioning security gates all contribute to conditions that encourage criminal behavior and often result in serious injuries or death.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall or on the premises of a commercial enterprise call me today to discuss your rights.