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Westwood / Dedham Slip- Trip-And-Fall Accidents Lawyer

Many people shy away from filing a claim following a slip-and-fall accident because they feel they do not have a sufficient case. While most times a slip and fall will not cause a catastrophic injury, it can result in complex fractures or other injuries that leave the individual with chronic pain and other problems that require lasting care. Business and property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property in order to prevent such accidents. Therefore, if you have been injured due to their negligence, it makes sense that they be held liable for the expenses associated with your injuries.

Contact a Dedham/Westwood lawyer at the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel.

Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents can occur in a number of situations:

  • Icy sidewalks or pavement: Property owners and business owners have a duty to keep parking lots and walkways reasonably safe-this includes proper snow removal and warnings about icy areas.
  • Wet or slippery floors: While it is reasonable to expect that businesses will require routine cleaning to keep up the appearance for consumers, it is expected that freshly washed floors, slippery entranceways or otherwise wet floors are marked with signs warning of the wet conditions. Failure to warn is negligence.
  • Inadequate stairwells/stairways: Landlords and other property owners have a duty to keep stairwells and porches properly lit and to repair broken stairs, broken railings, and other dangerous stairway conditions. Failure to do so can cause people to trip and fall down the stairs.
  • Other dangerous conditions: Municipalities, business owners and property owners may also be held responsible for other dangerous conditions, such as uneven pavement, torn carpet, exposed cords or other conditions that contribute to slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents.

Successful Slip-And-Fall Lawsuits Require Hard Work And Professional Experience

Whether you sustained your injury in a place of business, private home, rented apartment, vacation property, stadium or sports arena, store, school, or elsewhere, we will work relentlessly to secure the greatest compensation possible under the law for your injuries. You may be entitled to compensation for ongoing medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more.

Experienced attorney Philip Arnel has handled many slip and fall, trip and fall, and other premises liability cases in Massachusetts. He has the knowledge and skills necessary to challenge the insurance companies and their lawyers. View case summaries of some of the premises liability cases the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel has successfully handled.

Whether you suffered a back injury, neck injury, hip injury, wrist injury, fracture, or any other injury, you can trust in the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel to handle your case professionally and efficiently. Contact our Dedham/Westwood law firm for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

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