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Protect Your Rights After Being Injured on Another’s Property

Premises liability laws require property owners to take reasonable measures in ensuring the safety of those who visit their land, home, or business. Because premises owners owe a duty of care to visitors, guests, invited workers, and others lawfully permitted on their property, they can be held accountable when their failures to uphold their legal duty results in preventable harm, including injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls.

At Morgan & Murphy, LLP, our legal team fights to protect the rights of victims who suffer injuries while on another’s property, especially injuries resulting from slip, trip, and fall accidents that could and should have been prevented if not for a premises owner’s negligence. Whether your slip and fall accident occurred in a private home, a housing complex, or a commercial business, our experienced personal injury attorneys are prepared to guide you through the process of holding the at-fault party accountable, and securing the financial compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Our Team?

  • Our Lawyers Have More Than 75 Years of Combined Experience
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars in Verdicts and Settlements
  • We’ve Served Over 10,000 Victims Throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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Get the information you need to better understand your rights by speaking with a New Bedford slip and fall accident attorney during a FREE consultation. Call (508) 966-7254 to get started.

What is a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident?

When it comes to personal injury, slip, trip, and fall accidents refer to preventable incidents involving victims who are injured while on another’s property. These incidents can involve a range of unique factors which victims must prove resulted from a property owner’s negligence or failure to uphold their legal duty to take steps that keep visitors and guests safe. Common scenarios that lead to slip and fall accident claims include:

  • Icy or snowy surfaces not addressed by property owners
  • Wet or slippery surfaces, including wet floors in retail stores
  • Injuries cause by open holes, uneven flooring, debris, cords, and tripping hazards
  • Failures to warn about potential dangers
  • Failures to block a potential hazard
  • A lack of sufficient lighting
  • Stairs or elevated surfaces in disrepair

Under premises liability laws, property owners owe a duty of care to:

  • Invitees (people who enter a property with an owner’s knowledge or implied permission, including shoppers at a retail store)
  • Licensees (people who have permission from an owner to enter the property)

Generally, premises owners do not owe the same duty of care to trespassers who are not lawfully permitted on their property, which means trespassers who suffer injuries caused by dangerous conditions do not typically have grounds to sue the premises owner. However, there may be arguments that a duty of care did exist when trespassers suffer injuries, particularly in cases involving children who wander onto a property or were drawn to the property by various distractions.

When is a Property Owner Liable?

As mentioned above, property owners can be held liable when they fail to uphold the duty of care they owe lawful visitors and guests on their premises. Depending on the circumstances involved, proving how this “breach of duty” occurred may require evidence that a premises owner:

  • Created a hazardous condition on their property, but do not address it;
  • Knew or should have known about dangerous conditions that could foreseeably cause accidents, but did not fix or address them;
  • Failed to provide adequate warnings about potential hazards to visitors and guests;
  • Failed to adequately block or barricade and potential hazard to prevent accidents.

Property owners in slip and fall accident cases are commonly commercial businesses, or owners of private residences who are represented by insurance companies when claims are filed against them. In either scenario, both commercial businesses and insurance companies are corporations, which means they will often put profits over people when working to dispute fault and liability, and pay victims as little as they possibly can. By working with our proven legal team at Morgan & Murphy, LLP, you can create a level playing field with corporate powers that want to pay you less, and ensure you aren’t further victimized by their money and resources when pursuing your claim.

Call (508) 966-7254 to Request a FREE Consultation

Slip, trip, and fall accidents may seem like common and straightforward accidents, but they can make for complex cases, as they involve unique laws and standards of liability, and are aggressively defended against by corporations with interests in minimizing payouts to victims. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a slip, trip, or fall accident while on another’s property, you can put yourself in position to navigate the legal journey ahead by working with attorneys committed to protecting your rights and interests. That’s precisely what we do at Morgan & Murphy, LLP – and what we’ve succeeded in doing for more than 10,000 clients.

Call (508) 966-7254 today to speak with a personal injury attorney from our firm. We serve clients throughout New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island from multiple office locations.

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