Cambridge Premises Liability
Were you hurt while on someone else’s property as a direct result of their failure to prevent likely injuries? Whether you were injured as the result of a slip and fall, a faulty elevator/escalator, malfunctioning smoke detectors or carbon monoxide alarms, or inadequate security? If you feel a property owner’s negligence contributed to your injury, contact the Cambridge law offices of Altman & Altman LLP today. We’ve helped clients from all over Massachusetts collect financial compensation.What is premises liability?
Premises liability is based upon the legal concept that property owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe property free from certain risks to the people that inhabit these spaces. To put it more simply, premises liability means that property owners are required by law to protect customers, tenants or visitors from certain hazards that may contribute to an injury.
Simple examples of situations in which a property owner may be in violation of premises liability law include, but are not limited to:
- An apartment manager who does not test smoke detectors within the rental units or common areas of an apartment complex. Should a fire occur and any injuries result, the manager would be liable for failing to maintain the smoke detectors, which could have prevented injuries.
- A business owner fails to mop their linoleum flooring or clearly post signs warning of a wet floor as customers enter and exit during a snowy or rainy day. If somebody slips and falls and injures themselves, the business owner could be liable for failing to warn people of the slippery floors.
- A landlord of a condo does not feel like the security cameras in the complex need to function to be effective in preventing crime. If a tenant is assaulted during a burglary attempt, the landlord could be liable for negligence, especially if the assailant could have been captured were the cameras operational.
- A hotel manager doesn’t clean the hot tub in the spa room regularly as dictated by the health code. As a result, hotel guests develop an infectious rash which requires medical treatment. The hotel manager could be held liable for not maintaining a healthy and safe environment.
There are many other possible situations where you could file a claim under a premises liability violation, but the only way to know for sure if you have a legitimate case for damages is to consult with a professional premises ability attorney. The attorneys at Altman & Altman have over 50 years of experience helping our clients from Cambridge, Boston and throughout Massachusetts who were injured on somebody else’s property.
Being a property owner is a huge responsibility with a number of legal ramifications if they do not take these responsibilities seriously. What some may consider no big deal, such as forgetting to lock a door or change the batteries regularly in a carbon monoxide detector, could have life or death consequences for the people who interact with these properties. We take this responsibility very seriously, and will hold those negligent accountable to the fullest extent possible.
Being injured as the result of somebody else’s negligence can leave you unable to work, responsible for costly medical bills and without a means to provide for your loved ones. The expert premise liabilities attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP will take care of the situation and get you on a path towards financial recovery, and it won’t cost you a penny unless you are successful in your claim.
Call us for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.