Because property owners have a legal duty to their guests, if they breach that duty, they can be considered negligent. Failing to properly light a stairwell, allowing railings or risers to be in disrepair, failing to pick up debris on the stairway or otherwise neglecting to maintain the stairs in a safe manner can all be considered types of negligence.
If the injured victim who was hurt on the stairs can prove that the property owner was negligent and that this negligence led to the stairwell injury and resulting harm, then the injured victim should be able to recover compensation for losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Your Massachusetts personal injury attorney at Wood & Gresham, P.C., can help you to gather the proof you need and can provide you with more information on the types of compensation you may be entitled to after a stairway injury.
Contact a Franklin stairwell injuries lawyer at Wood & Gresham, P.C., for a free initial consultation.
- Property owners or individuals who are renting or occupying a property are expected to ensure that the property is reasonably safe for visitors and guests.
- Customers in retail establishments or individuals invited to a property to do business are provided with great protection under the law, as property owners have an obligation to inspect the property regularly for hazards and to correct the hazards or warn visitors of any defects or dangers.
- Invited guests to private homes are also owed a duty of care under the law. Property owners or occupiers who invite friends over are obligated to either correct any dangers they know about (or reasonably should know about) or to warn their guests about the dangers. They do not have to inspect the property regularly to identify dangers.
- Even trespassers are owed some protection under the law. For example, property owners who know they have trespassers should provide warning of serious dangers on the property.
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Call 508-384-2008 to contact Wood & Gresham, P.C., in Wrentham, Massachusetts, to discuss your legal options if you or your family member has been injured or killed due to someone's negligence. We offer free consultations and can travel to meet you at your home. Let us use our unique experience to get the compensation you deserve. Our reputation often leads to favorable settlements for our clients.