Handrail Slip and Fall Injuries
What happens when handrails, devices meant to help ensure your safety along a staircase, do just the opposite and cause you to slip and fall, sustaining injury? Victims of such defective property conditions in Massachusetts have legal options, and it helps to speak to a lawyer with experience in slip and fall cases for guidance. Slip and fall lawyer Peter Ventura, based in Worcester, has helped personal injury victims throughout the state for more than 25 years, and he knows what to look for when evaluating a case involving a serious fall.
During your initial consultation, we’ll gather some information from you that will give us an idea of the direction we need to take when evaluating the specifics of your slip and fall injury. We will investigate what caused your fall and who is responsible.
Taking the Time to Determine What Led to Your Worcester Slip and Fall
When you come in for your initial consultation, not only does Peter Ventura aim to find out just what injuries you’ve suffered and the impact they have had on your life, he’ll also ask some important questions to get a better idea of why you got hurt in the first place.
In many defective handrail cases, one of the following factors is to blame:
- Handrail is missing pieces (screws and bolts);
- Handrail is too high or low;
- Handrail is loose or unstable;
- Handrail is missing a section or is absent altogether; and/or
- Handrail is inaccessible.
Time is of the Essence with a Slip and Fall Injury in Massachusetts
Because Peter Ventura is a slip and fall lawyer who handles only personal injury cases, he understands how important it is to act quickly when you need to file a claim for a handrail defect. For starters, the handrail defect could be fixed or repaired within days of your accident, and witnesses’ memories can fade and hospital bills and lost time at work can create financial strain. Prompt and thorough investigation is often critical.
Also, not only can attorney Peter Ventura guide you through immediate insurance and lost wage concerns, but he also understands the importance of an in-depth, thorough investigation that will protect your long-term future interests. This means he’s willing to do what it takes to strengthen your claim, whether that means researching Massachusetts building code regulations involving handrails, retaining an accident reconstruction engineer, building code expert or property management expert or consulting medical doctors who can explain the nuances of your injury.
That doesn’t mean you’ll meet with Peter Ventura just once during your initial consultation and then be referred to multiple paralegals or staff members for the rest of your case. Throughout every stage, he’ll be available to meet with you personally and advocate on your behalf to get you the compensation you need to be made whole again.
When You Sustain a Serious Slip and Fall Injury in Massachusetts, Call Us
Peter Ventura, Attorney at Law, focuses only on personal injury claims and will answer your questions about hospital bills, insurance coverage and legal nuances dealing with your slip and fall accident. For 25 years, this former Worcester County assistant district attorney has represented personal injury victims. When you’ve suffered from a slip and fall injury in Massachusetts, contact us for a free consultation.