Slip and Fall Accidents in Massachusetts
Slip and fall accidents are actually one of the leading causes of injury in the United States. According to 2007 numbers from the National Safety Council, 7.9 million adults were injured in falls that year alone. And each year, many such falls are the result of defective stairs, sidewalks, and walkways.
When victims are injured in slip and fall accidents in Massachusetts that could have been avoided had a property owner taken the time to perform proper maintenance, they have options. For more than 25 years, Worcester premises liability attorney, Peter Ventura, is who victims turn to for legal guidance and representation.
We’ll Figure out if a Property Defect or Hazard is to Blame for Your Injuries
By the time you come in to see us, we understand you’ve been through a lot. You’re likely dealing with pain, ongoing medical care and perhaps even lost time at work. During your initial consultation, we’ll try to get a sense for what caused your fall down accident, and we’ll get to work to figure out if a defective stairway, sidewalk or walkway may have been a factor in causing you to fall.
We’ll investigate the scene of your accident to see if it has some telltale characteristics of defective property, including:
- Stairs – worn or missing tread, uneven or narrow service areas on steps, and uneven riser heights
- Sidewalks – narrow construction, missing curbs or raised surfaces, cracks and depressions; and
- Walkways – surfaces that are uneven, sloping, or laced with cracks, potholes and tree roots.
We Get the Answers You Need to Focus on Recovery
Worcester premises liability attorney, Peter Ventura recognizes that when you make that first call to an attorney, you know that you’ve been hurt, and you know that you need compensation to safeguard your health and quality of life. What isn’t as easy is figuring out how to prove that you are entitled to financial compensation.
Because Peter Ventura practices personal injury law exclusively, he has seen slip and fall accidents in Massachusetts before and knows how to investigate these cases and the questions that must be answered to prove the property owner’s liability.
These questions include:
- Did the property owner cause the defective condition?
- Did the property owner know about the defective condition but fail to address it?
- Was the defective condition present long enough that any reasonable property owner should have done something to correct it?
Worcester personal injury attorney Peter Ventura has represented many individuals who have been injured due to defective stairs, sidewalks, and walkways.
In any case accepted by Attorney Peter Ventura, he will vigorously protect your interests often in the face of difficult opposition from a property owner’s insurance company.
We’re Here to Help Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents in Massachusetts
Slip and fall accidents in Massachusetts can happen just about anywhere, from walkways and sidewalks to stairways. Peter Ventura, Attorney at Law, focuses only on personal injury claims and personally handles every case. For 25 years, this former Worcester County assistant district attorney has represented personal injury victims. When you’ve suffered injury from a slip and fall in Massachusetts, contact us for a free consultation.