Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable After Heavy Snowfall
Property owners have the responsibility to ensure that after a heavy snowfall, the outdoor walkways, parking lots and stairs on their properties have been adequately plowed and salted to prevent others from slipping or falling. Injuries caused by slip-and-falls on snow and ice can be very painful, and range from large bruises and severe muscle strain to broken bones or even serious head or back injuries.
If you suffered a serious slip-and-fall injury because of snow or ice, you may be able to seek compensation from negligent property owners for your medical expenses, lost income while recovering, and the pain and suffering you have endured. At the Law Office of James A. Maniatis, we can help you understand your rights and determine options for seeking maximum compensation. We represent clients in a wide variety of premises liability claims in Worcester and throughout the surrounding areas of Massachusetts.
Helping You Understand Your Rights Under Massachusetts Law
In past years, certain Massachusetts laws protected property owners from responsibility for accidents caused by “natural accumulation” of snow or ice. Recently, however, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court removed the distinction between natural and unnatural accumulation of snow. This means that property owners must follow reasonable standards of care in all circumstances — including any form of snow or ice accumulation — to prevent situations that could lead to the personal injury of others.
Our Worcester attorney for injuries caused by snow and ice hazards, James Maniatis, has more than 20 years of legal experience. Whether you fell on a public sidewalk or on private property, he will investigate all the facts of your claim to determine responsible parties, including municipalities, cities, towns or government agencies who failed to take the proper steps to ensure the safety of sidewalks, communal public spaces or public roads.
Contact Our Shrewsbury Premises Liability Attorney for a Free Consultation
At our firm, we focus on one thing — helping you recover fair compensation for your injuries. To discuss your claim in a free initial consultation with our lawyer, contact us today. We can meet you in our office, in the hospital, at your home or wherever is most convenient for you.