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Compassionate Springfield Slip and Fall Attorney Fights for Compensation

Massachusetts firm represents residents in premises liability claims

You have a right under Massachusetts law to visit a business or residence without being injured by dangerous conditions. If a property owner fails to protect you from unsafe conditions, and you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At the Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic, in Springfield, we employ a practical, caring approach to help clients throughout Massachusetts seek full and fair compensation for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

Proving a Massachusetts slip and fall case

Numerous dangerous conditions could result in an injury. They include:

  • Wet floors
  • Icy walkways
  • Unsecured rugs
  • Broken steps or walkways
  • Obstacles that are not well marked

To prove a property owner was negligent in a slip and fall case, you must show that a dangerous condition caused your accident, and at least one of the following scenarios:

  • The owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition on the premises.
  • The owner or an employee knew about the dangerous condition on the premises and did nothing about it.
  • The owner or an employee should have known about the dangerous condition on the premises as would be expected of a reasonable person.

While your attorney will try to prove the owner’s negligence, the owner’s attorney most certainly will assert that you shared part or all of the responsibility for your injuries. This is known as comparative fault. An owner’s attorney might argue that:

  • The dangerous condition should have been obvious to you.
  • Cones and signs sufficiently warned you of the condition.
  • You were not paying adequate attention to your path.
  • Inappropriate footwear contributed to or caused your fall.

If a court finds that you were at all responsible, your compensation award could be significantly reduced.

Recovering damages in a slip and fall case

The statute of limitations — the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit — is three years from the date of the accident. However, a lawsuit is not the only solution to recover money for your injuries. You could file a claim for payment of medical bills with the property owner’s insurance company. Our personal injury attorney can help you decide which course of action is best given the facts of your case. We thoroughly investigate each injury claim and gather evidence, including medical records, police reports, business records, photos and witness statements.

Contact an experienced Springfield slip and fall attorney for a free consultation

For more than four decades, the Law Offices of Harold I. Resnic has unfailingly championed the rights of victims of dangerous property conditions. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling 413-301-9124 or contacting us online. Our Springfield, MA law office is near Hampden Superior Court and the Mass Mutual Center. We meet with clients Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment; we will visit you in the hospital. If you visit our office, there is an on-site parking garage, and we are easily reached by public transportation.

Testimonials
  • "I was rendered totally disabled because of a car accident while my car was parked. The other driver’s insurance company has admitted that its insured was at fault but has refused to offer a fair settlement. Attorney Resnic has been aggressive in suing the insurance company for bad faith handling of my claim and is seeking three times my damages plus attorneys’ fees and costs. If you want an attorney that will fight for you, this is the guy. " - TD

  • "Attorney Harold Resnic is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and well-respected. He settled my Workers’ Compensation case for $350,000 when the employer disputed the fact that I even had an accident. He is now suing the people responsible for my injuries so that I can collect damages for my pain and Suffering." - LD

  • "I was seriously hurt in a fall on snow and ice in my employer’s parking lot. Attorney Resnic got me a generous settlement for the Workers’ Compensation claim and for my claim against the building owner and maintenance company for pain and suffering. I highly recommend Attorney Harold Resnic." - DG

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