When you are injured on someone else’s property, you can sometimes sue for premises liability. Massachusetts law expects business and property owners to maintain a reasonably safe environment for anyone who steps foot on the premise. Failure to uphold that expectation may result s in premises liability claims, in which the business or property owner may be found responsible for the injury. Most
However, the law surrounding premises liability is not as simple as compensating people who suffer injury on someone else’s property.
In Massachusetts, you can sue and potentially win a case if:
- The property owner didn’t uphold its duty for your safety
- The cause of your injury was the failure to uphold its duty
- You suffered an injury and incurred damages as a result of the property owner’s failure
What about if you were injured on a neighbor’s property? It’s also possible to sue for premises liability if you were injured on a neighbor’s property depending on the situation. For instance, if they failed to maintain the stairs and you broke your ankle on them, then you may be able to bring up a premises liability claim.
Most businesses and homeowners have insurance to cover premises liability claims. However, don’t think the insurance company will voluntarily pay you. Insurance companies often deny claims. That’s why having a lawyer can be beneficial, right from the start.
If you’ve been seriously injured and believe that the property owner’s negligence is the reason you were harmed, then contact us to see whether or not you can be compensated under Massachusetts law.