Personal-injury law covers a wide range of situations and injuries. Perhaps the most well known type involves car accidents, but there are a variety of situations when you have the right to file a civil lawsuit. All of these areas have one factor in common: negligence.
Put another way, if you suffer an injury and you believe that another person’s negligence caused that injury, then you might consider filing a lawsuit to seek compensation. Premises liability is an area of personal-injury law that holds property owners responsible for maintaining a safe environment for guests, customers or tenants.
The vast majority of these accidents involve falls that the owner of the premises could have prevented. For instance, if you own a department store, you would be responsible for maintaining the escalator, keeping the floors clear of debris and addressing any hazards in a timely manner. Failure to do so could lead to injuries, as well as a lawsuit.
The Boston Globe recently reported on an accident at Fenway Park that could lead to a premises-liability lawsuit. A woman was on the fourth floor waiting for the elevator after a recent game between the Red Sox and the Tigers when the accident occurred.
The Doors Opened Before the Elevator Arrived
An initial report indicates that one of the doors opened and the woman fell into the elevator shaft, falling two floors before landing on the top of the elevator. Firefighters arrived and turned off the power before rescuing the woman.
She suffered serious injuries and is recovering at a nearby medical center. The managers of the building were responsible for keeping the elevator in working order, meaning they needed to conduct regular maintenance and inspections.
An elevator inspector is currently investigating the accident to determine the cause. If the owners neglected to maintain the elevator, they could face a lawsuit.
If you’ve suffered an injury and you’re considering a premises-liability lawsuit, don’t hesitate to contact us to speak with a personal-injury lawyer. At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, PC, we are a team of experienced lawyers, and we’ve been helping victims of negligence since 1995.
Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident or in a department store, we are here to help. To arrange a consultation with a Boston personal-injury attorney from our firm, call us today at (617) 698-6000.
Apartment Fires Often Lead to Premises-Liability Lawsuits
CBS News reports that an apartment building burst into flames at approximately 2:30 a.m. last week. By the time firefighters arrived, people were jumping from second-story windows. Six apartments were destroyed in the blaze.
In total, 13 people suffered injuries in the fire, including nine residents, two police officers and two firefighters. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire. Oftentimes, landlord negligence plays a role in fires, giving the victims the right to seek compensation through a liability lawsuit.
If you’ve been involved in an apartment fire in Boston, you may be able to file a claim. At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, PC, we can investigate these incidents to support our clients’ claims.
To speak with a personal-injury lawyer in Boston about your injuries, call us today at (617) 698-6000.