During the winter, ice and snow can create dangerous conditions in parking lots and on stairs and sidewalks. Property owners have a responsibility to keep these walkways clear of precipitation so that guests do not slip-and-fall or get into car accidents.
The injuries sustained in a snow and ice fall can be serious and include broken bones, soft tissue injuries, brain or head injuries and spinal cord injuries. In many cases, these injuries could have been avoided if the property owner removed the snow and ice in a timely fashion.
At Connell & Foresta, we take these types of cases very seriously. We are here to help you get fair and just compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages. To discuss your case with one of our Andover snow and ice fall injury claim lawyers, call 978-794-7900.
Property Owners Have an Obligation to Protect You
Recent changes in Massachusetts law have made it easier for people who have been injured in snow and ice accidents to obtain compensation for their injuries. Property owners now have the same obligation to protect visitors from snow and ice as any other type of hazard.
Though the laws have made ice and snow falls less difficult to prove, these cases are still challenging due to strict laws and rules. Our attorneys will listen to your story, investigate the situation and help you understand your rights and options. We will take every step to ensure you receive full and fair compensation.
Connell & Foresta recently handled a claim for an individual who was injured when his landlord failed to address ice on the stairway leading to his apartment complex. This negligence was particularly egregious given that the ice was caked on the stairs in excess of one inch thick and had built up over a period of time during the winter. We aggressively established that the landlord had failed to clear this ice over a lengthy period of time. Our hope is this case will ensure that landlords will not ignore the safety of their tenants.
Contact a Lawrence Injury Compensation Lawyer
To discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers in a free consultation, call 978-794-7900 or contact us online. You will not pay legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.