Rockland Slip and Fall Lawyer
One slip can have serious consequences for your health, work life, and more. At Gilbert Law Offices, P.C., we understand what these accidents can mean for you and your loved ones. That’s why our slip and fall attorney in Rockland, MA, aggressively pursues full and fair compensation for clients who have been injured in these accidents.
Contact our law office today to discuss your case with a free initial consultation. Factors involved in evaluating each case include medical expenses, loss of income, any future treatments needed, and permanent or partial disability. Our slip and fall attorney will take the lead in the negotiations with the insurance companies and any other parties involved while you focus on recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
In Massachusetts, anyone who owns or controls the property where a slip and fall accident occurred may be held liable if they cause someone to slip and fall. This includes individuals, businesses, and government entities. Talk to our Rockland slip and fall lawyer to determine whether you have a case and who to hold liable.
Yes, you can receive compensation from a store where you were injured. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
The worth of a slip and fall accident or premises liability case depends on several factors, including liability, negligence, and the severity of your injuries. It is challenging to give a specific amount without knowing the details of the case. However, it is notable that settlements can range from a few thousand dollars to over a hundred thousand dollars or more.
Massachusetts uses a “modified comparative negligence rule” to determine compensation, which means the amount you receive could be reduced if you are found partially at fault for the accident. For example, if you were deemed to be 20% at fault, you would only receive 80% of the total damage awarded.
The statute of limitations for filing a slip and fall accident lawsuit in Massachusetts is three years. This means you have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
However, there might be exceptions depending on the specifics of your case. For instance, if the injured party is a minor, the statute of limitations may be different. It is always best to consult with a personal injury attorney to understand the specific deadlines that apply to your case.