Liability for Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Boston
After suffering a serious injury in a slip-and-fall accident, you may be wondering what your next steps should be and who will cover your losses. Are you eligible to file a personal injury claim? Understanding liability in slip-and-falls in Boston is essential to obtaining maximum compensation for your financial and non-financial damages. Continue reading to learn more about who is liable for your slip-and-fall injuries and the losses you could include in your claim.
Who Is Responsible for Compensating You?
The owner of the property on which you fell is typically responsible for compensating you if they failed to ensure their property was safe before allowing guests or visitors to visit.
Property owners, including commercial properties, public properties, and private residences, have an obligation to ensure their premises does not pose a risk to those who may be on their property at any given time. However, this only applies to invited guests, not someone committing a crime or trespassing.
Losses to Seek in a Slip-and-Fall Civil Suit
You can seek compensation for every single loss you have endured due to your slip-and-fall injuries. This includes both financial and non-financial losses. Some of the most commonly sought damages in a slip-and-fall accident include:
- Medical expenses
- Medical equipment
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of household services
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship and love
Your lawyer will carefully review the details of your case to ensure your injuries and losses are accounted for when calculating your case value.
Reach Out to a Boston Slip-And-Fall Lawyer
When you are ready to get started on your lawsuit, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a dedicated Boston slip-and-fall lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC. Call 617-742-1170 or submit the quick contact form at the bottom of this page to get started.