SLIP, TRIP & FALL ACCIDENTS
The experienced attorneys at Kenney & Conley are experts in dealing with slip, trip and fall accidents. If you or anyone in your family has been injured by falling on a slippery floor or an uneven surface, you may have a claim against the property owner for personal injury damages. If the accident occurred in the workplace on premises owned by someone other than the employer, you may even be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the landlord independently of your workers’ compensation claim.
Pursuing these additional avenues for compensation can make a significant difference as you seek to overcome the financial portion of your injuries. For a free consultation about your rights in a slip, trip, and fall injury accident, contact the Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at Kenney & Conley today, toll free at (781) 848-9891.
Types of Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents
More often than not, injuries incurred by falling on a slick surface or uneven sidewalk are relatively minor and will heal after six or eight weeks of rest and recovery. But each and every case is unique. For some individuals, a fall might require a sequence of surgeries to heal the damage. Meanwhile, if an elderly person breaks a hip in a fall on an unlit stairwell, the injury probably represents a permanent disability and the difference between independent living and the need for nursing care. These types of differences are important and can affect the manner and handling of your claim.
Our slip and fall lawyers have experience investigating and presenting claims for damages in a wide range of cases, including cases against retailers, landlords, developers, general contractors, hotels, and restaurants. Our attorneys also have experience in cases where serious injury results from the failure to keep walkways, stairwells, and open floors dry, clean, and well lit. Our firm is also able to handle cases involving building or safety code violations, defective or missing handrails, and structurally unsound balconies and overhead structures; in these cases, the injuries caused by the property owner’s negligent maintenance are often far more severe than a sprained ankle or broken wrist.
In severe injuries caused by dangerous property conditions, the lawyers at Kenney & Conley will work to document not only the costs of treatment but also the increased cost of living that results from having to live with the consequences of a serious injury. Our priority is to provide you with the best possible service and the best possible results in your case.