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Inadequate Lighting Accidents

When property owners fail to keep their premises adequately lit, accidents happen. The resulting injuries can be extremely serious or fatal, especially in areas such as staircases, stairwells, parking lots, walkways, and pool-areas. Injured persons may be able to seek compensation from property owners and managers who fail to keep their premises free from unsafe conditions, like poor lighting.

What are examples of common inadequate lighting accidents?
  • Inadequately-lit staircase and stairwell accidents. Owners who leave their stairs inadequately lit put themselves and any visitors they may have in danger. A person attempting to walk down a badly-lit staircase could very well slip, trip or fall down the stairs. Dark stairwells can also be hot spots for criminal attacks, which can leave victims hurt or dead.
  • Inadequately-lit parking lot accidents. Dark or inadequately- lit parking lots, like dark stairwells, present the dangers of criminal attacks. Parking lots are dangerous enough at night, but when they do not have adequate lighting, that danger becomes even greater. Inadequate lighting prevents individuals from seeing suspicious people or conditions, and robberies, beatings, assaults, sexual attacks, and more can happen.
  • Inadequately-lit walkways. Walkways that do not have adequate lighting can cause slip and fall accidents. When there is poor lighting along a walkway, it can be difficult or impossible to see cracks, holes, unlevel spots, or snow and ice.
  • Inadequately-lit pool areas. Inadequate lighting around a pool is a serious hazard. For example, one can slip on a puddle in the dark and suffer fall injuries or even fall into the pool and drown.
Massachusetts Premises Liability Attorneys: 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199

At Altman & Altman LLP, we represent adults and children who have been injured in the Cambridge/Boston area and throughout Massachusetts. We know that inadequate lighting accidents can cause severe physical and financial problems, and if you’ve been involved in such an accident, our attorneys would like to speak with you. We’ve handled scores of premises liability cases, and we consistently get excellent results. For a case assessment from one of our talented professionals, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199. Alternatively, you can contact us online, and we will get back to you immediately. Do not hesitate to call us at any time of day or night because we happily make ourselves available around the clock, 7 days a week.

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