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What is Massachusetts Premises Liability?

Massachusetts premises liability is a term that is used to describe the legal responsibility that a Massachusetts property owner has for accidents, injuries and wrongful death that occur on his or her property. Massachusetts premises liability claims are filed for many reasons. The most common Massachusetts premises liability injuries arise out of Massachusetts slip and fall accidents. Massachusetts premises liability claims can also be filed for injuries sustained as a result of faulty equipment that is used on the property. Additionally, injuries that result from someone else’s actions on a Massachusetts property may become the legal responsibility of the Massachusetts property owner, especially if the owner fails to provide adequate security on the premises. Massachusetts property owners are required by Massachusetts law to take all reasonable steps to protect visitors and guests from injuries while on their property. This duty may include: proper upkeep of the Massachusetts premises; providing sufficient security, safety and lighting; or protecting guests from animals or other people on their Massachusetts property that may pose a risk of injury or other harm.

When determining liability on the part of the Massachusetts property owner, a number of factors are taken into account. One key factor when evaluating Massachusetts premises liability is whether or not the Massachusetts property owner made a reasonable effort to provide for the safety of his or her visitors or customers. Often this includes an analysis of whether any hazards or obstacles on the property had been cleaned or removed or whether guests were adequately warned of the existence of such a hazard or obstacle. Furthermore, it is relevant whether or not the Massachusetts property owner was aware or should have been aware that a dangerous condition existed on their property but then failed to remedy the situation in a reasonable amount of time. For example, if a Massachusetts sidewalk has been covered in ice for an extended period of time, and a Massachusetts resident slips and falls on the ice, then the Massachusetts property owner will likely be held responsible for any injuries sustained. On the other hand, if someone spills their coffee on the floor and another customer slips on it before the property owner has time to act, it becomes more difficult to prove liability.

If you have been injured on a Massachusetts property and would like to file a Massachusetts property liability negligence claim, you should take action as soon as possible. Massachusetts has a statute of limitations that limits the time that you have to file a Massachusetts premises liability personal injury claim after an injury has occurred.

Furthermore, it is crucial to protect and preserve vital evidence, such as photographs of the scene of the accident or any defective products which have injured you, before any conditions are remedied on the property or the product is lost or damaged. If you have sustained an injury on a Massachusetts private property or a Massachusetts commercial property, and you believe that the negligence of a Massachusetts property owner contributed to your injury, speaking with an expert Boston, Massachusetts premises liability lawyer specialist should be a priority. The experienced Massachusetts premises liability negligence attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates will aggressively represent you and protect your rights against negligent Massachusetts owners of commercial or private Massachusetts property. Our highly skilled Boston, MA personal injury lawyers and Boston, MA wrongful death lawyers will tenaciously fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com to schedule a free and confidential case review with a qualified Boston negligent property maintenance liability lawyer.

If You Have Been Injured On Someone Else’s Property, Call the Boston, MA Premises Liability Lawyer Experts at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or Email Our Massachusetts Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Specialists at info@gilhoylaw.com for a Free and Confidential Consultation.