Waltham Slip and Fall Accident
Waltham was recently rated within the top 1 percent of cities nationally recognized for walking accessibility. There are two universities located in the city – Brandeis University and Bentley University. There are also many parks and a riverwalk along the Charles River in Waltham. With such a walkable city, slip and fall accidents are bound to happen. When these accidents are avoidable, but occur anyways due to negligence, it is time to contact a slip and fall expert from Altman & Altman LLP.
Sometimes, slip and fall injuries are caused by just sheer clumsiness or a misstep. In those cases a claim cannot be made as there was no negligence involved. However, in other cases where a slip and fall could have been avoided, a claim can potentially be made against the negligent party or parties. Perhaps the injury was caused by a slippery substance on the floor, a stairway not up to code, a floorboard that was loose, or any number of other causes. At Altman & Altman, it’s our job to find out that cause and hold the responsible parties liable, resulting in significant financial compensation for our clients.
A settlement or successful verdict in a personal injury claim or lawsuit can result in money that you need to pay for expensive medical bills, pay for physical therapy to get back on your feet or make up for money that you missed out on from being unable to work. With over 50 years of experience, you’ll be hard pressed to find better representation in all of Massachusetts than with Altman & Altman.What Caused Your Slip and Fall Accident?
People slip and fall all of the time. This type of accident is always unexpected. You may fall on campus, at work, while grocery shopping, outside on the riverwalk, or just on your way home. There are countless reasons for a slip and fall accident. These accidents may be caused by:
- Poor lighting or obstructed views
- Uneven pavement or loose footings such as brick sidewalks or cobblestones
- Unmoved or uncleared debris
- Unmarked construction activity
- Improper maintenance, such as crumbling stairs or old, decrepit hand railings
- Wet or damp floors that are not accounted for via signage
The attorney’s at Altman & Altman will work hard to demonstrate that the owners of the area in which you fell are liable for your fall because of unsafe conditions. Property owners have a legal responsibility to provide safe access to their properties, and those who don’t can be held liable for ensuing injuries that occur due to their negligence.
Slip and fall accidents can be pursued under the premises liability law. This law basically states that property owners are responsible for removing any unsafe conditions on their property. If they fail to do so, they are liable for any injury that happens because of these unsafe conditions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a fall, call an attorney at Altman & Altman as soon as possible. Our attorneys will go to the accident site to determine which conditions caused your fall.
Although slipping and falling may seem minor, the medical visits and lost time at work can cause anxiety and trauma. The attorneys at Altman & Altman understand how a confusing and stressful a slip and fall accident can be. They are here to guide you through the settlement or litigation process and answer all of your questions.
The Massachusetts slip and fall attorneys at Altman & Altman have settled many slip and fall accident cases, resulting in significant financial compensation for our clients. We will ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries, ensure proper payment of your medical bills, cover lost wages, and ease the pain and suffering caused by the accident.
Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199.