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157 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867

Slip and Fall Accidents & Premises Liability

Middlesex County Slip and Fall & Premises Liability Attorney

Lets face it, most times when we fall it is due to our own clumsiness.  Sometimes, however, a fall is caused by the failure of property owners to properly maintain their property.  Over the years our attorneys have recovered money for people who have fallen as a result of the existence of such dangerous conditions as:

  • Dilapidated stairs;
  • Ice and snow on a walkway;
  • Holes in parking lot surface;
  • Wet floors;
  • Inadequate artificial lighting;
  • Improperly maintained receiving dock transfer plate; 
  • Hidden dangers;
  • Violation of building codes such as failure to provide handrails and improperly sized treads and risers on stairs;
  • Items left on the floor, etc…

Premises liability cases such as these typically are not easy to prove.  The law requires that you show that a dangerous condition existed on the premises and that the owner "knew of" or "should have known of" that hazardous condition but failed to either eliminate it or give you adequate warning of its existence. Still further, you must show that it was the dangerous condition that caused you to sustain your alleged injuries. The legal standard is even more stringent in ice and snow cases where you must also prove that the dangerous condition was caused by some form of "artificial accumulation" (i.e.: disconnected drainpipe, ejection of water caused by a sump pump, etc…) and not merely by a natural accumulation (i.e.: undisturbed snow sitting on the ground).  As a result, it is critical that if you are hurt while on someone else's property that you hire a qualified personal injury attorney to lead you and your case through this legal minefield. 

Once you can legally establish that the owner was negligent, however, you may be entitled to compensation for any or all of the following damages:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages / Loss of Income
  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Loss of Function and Strength
  • Permanent Injury
  • Medical Bills
  • Hospital Bills
  • Prescription costs

If you or a loved one has been hurt while on someone else's property, then call our office as soon as possible! Attorney Hughes has been handling personal injury cases for more than 15 years!  During that time he has proudly served people from communities all over Eastern Massachusetts including, but not limited to, Reading, Stoneham, Woburn, Billerica, Malden, Medford, Lynn, Tewksbury, Somerville, Chelsea, Boston, Everett, Watertown, Cambridge, Peabody, Revere, Salem, Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill, Arlington, Burlington, Saugus, Wilmington, Danvers, Waltham, North Reading, Dracut, Winthrop, Melrose, Middleton, and Andover.  Put our knowledge and experience to work for you! The law limits the time that you have to act so please don't delay and call us now!


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Address: 157 Main Street Reading, MA 01867 Phone: (781) 942-0087 Fax: (781) 942-1667