Unsafe conditions in buildings and property – the “premises” – are some of the most common causes of personal injury. The injuries that result from unsafe premises vary greatly in type and in severity – from soft tissue bruises and scrapes, to broken bones, to devastating spinal cord and brain injuries, even death. If you were injured because of an unsafe condition on someone else’s premises, contact the Massachusetts premises liability lawyer Neil Burns. We have the experience, resources, and skill to help you get full and fair monetary compensation from the premises owner for your personal injuries.
Premises Liability Lawsuits
Premises liability lawsuits can be very complicated. Premises are generally governed by intricate building and safety codes that require buildings and land to be kept up to specific safety standards. Unfortunately, many building owners and landowners cut corners to save money, leading to hazardous conditions. There can also be multiple responsible parties – landlords, landowners, employers, elevator manufacturers, escalator repair companies, mass transit authorities – and multiple overlapping insurance policies that can be difficult to interpret.
When you are injured on someone else’s premises, your case will initially be a “claim” against the landlord or it’s insurance company. If responsibility or “liability” is clear, it is likely that a settlement will be offered. However, many times there is too much that is unclear, such as how the accident happened, where the accident happened, what the land owner did or failed to do. In that instance, we file a lawsuit against the landlord and, through discovery, get the facts necessary to prove, in court, the landlord’s responsibility.
If unsafe premises conditions caused your injuries, contact Burns & Jain. Your first consultation with us is completely free, and you won’t have to pay any attorney fees until you receive compensation. We have extensive experience handling cases like yours, and a remarkable track record of success in helping our clients get full and fair monetary compensation from the premises owners and their insurance companies for their injuries. We may be able to help you too.Experienced Premises Liability LawyerThe Boston personal injury attorneys at Burns and Jain we are intimately familiar with the relevant codes and insurance policies regarding landlord liability. We also have relationships with premises experts – architects, engineers, and safety personnel – that often play an important role in examining and exposing safety violations. And we will work with your physicians to get a report regarding the extent of your injuries, the nature of the permanency, if any, and to testify in court.
Premises Liability Cases Include
- Broken or defective steps, stairways, walkways and landings;
- Defective or missing handrails;
- Inadequate lighting;
- defective metal gratings;
- slippery floors and floors with foreign materials on them;
- dangerous holes;
- unmarked ledges and inclines;
- assault and battery, sexual assaults;
- unsafe conditions causing fires;
- unnatural accumulation of snow and ice;
- unsafe bathroom and toilet areas; and
- poorly designed traffic flow in buildings, parking lots and parking garages.
Hire An Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer
Since 1985, I have represented hundreds of victims who were injured by the negligence of landlords, property owners, and businesses. This includes small landlords of triple-deckers, to mall owners, to gas station operators. At my law firm, we are aggressive when dealing with the insurance companies and their lawyers, we are caring when working with our clients, and effective in resolving you problems. If you want additional information, please review our Personal Injury FAQs. Call us at 617-227-7423 for a free consultation, or contact us online.
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