Condominium Accidents

The Boston personal injury attorneys at Burns & Jain have spent a great deal of their careers representing clients who have been injured in homes, apartments and in condominium accidents. When the injuries are as a result of the negligence of the property owner, an attorney can secure your rights and seek damages against the condominium owner, and even the condominium association.

It is the responsibility of property owners to make sure that any guests, customers, employees, maintenance workers, or anyone visiting the property will be safe from accidents caused by negligence while on their property. If a property owner fails to keep their property safe through routine inspections and maintenance, they can be held liable in court for pain and suffering, any time loss from work, medical bills, and other expenses caused by injuries sustained during a condominium accident. These accidents can be devastating to victims and their families, and a good premise liability lawyer or personal injury attorney can help to make sure that the victim is compensated for their suffering.

Areas of Condominiums Accidents


Many injuries are caused inside condominium units. On the other hand, many condominium accidents occur outside the unit, in the common areas. There are typically separate insurance policies that cover each of these losses.

Premise liability and personal injury lawyers often find themselves representing clients who were injured in condominium accidents which take place in the common areas of a condominium complex. Poor conditions can exist in the lobbies, hallways, stairways, balconies, and others areas of condominiums. Sometimes, slippery floors, dim or poor lighting, torn carpets, uneven tiles, and other floor hazards can cause slip and fall accidents, as can shaky handrails, and uneven stairs in a stairway. Code violations and other structural problems with a building can also be a contributor to condominium accidents. Attorneys often use an expert witness to determine the extent of the violations.

Injuries caused by intruders can occur at condominiums. Unsafe conditions and inadequate security in the building and parking areas can also contribute to condominium accidents. Broken locks on doors and windows, and lack of video surveillance can also be a factor.

What You Should Do

If you have been the victim of an accident in a condomium, there are a number of actions that you should take.

  • The first thing you should always do after any accident is seek medical attention for your injuries.
  • Next, if you can, get the names of any potential witnesses that may have seen the accident;
  • Take pictures of the scene, being sure to include images of any possible cause of the condominium accident. If possible, take pictures right after the accident occurs so you can document what conditions were present at the time of the accident.
  • Building managers and property owners should be contacted as soon as possible.
  • Have copies of your medical records for your premise liability lawyer to look over.

If you or someone you love has suffered injury or death due to a condominium accident that was caused by possible negligence on the property owner’s part, you will need to contact a good premise liability or personal injury lawyer. The attorneys at Burns & Jain have handled many of these cases, and have the experience needed to represent you and your family.   We have 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. Call us today to discuss your situation.

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