Massachusetts property owners have a legal duty to ensure they maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition for those who lawfully enter it. However, some property owners fail to take measures to ensure safety, upkeep the premises, repair defects, or remedy hazardous conditions. If you have been injured on someone else's property due to a danger or defect, Riccio Law provides aggressive legal representation to hold that party accountable for their negligence.
Premises liability accidents can happen anywhere — commercial spaces, on government property, or at a private home. Accidents due to the negligence or carelessness of another frequently occur at restaurants, shopping malls, retail shops, home improvement stores, office spaces, schools, supermarkets, and recreational facilities. Riccio Law handles a full spectrum of Massachusetts premises liability cases, including:
Even if the defendant’s insurance company is involved, they may not adequately compensate you for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney who handles premises liability cases can help protect your rights to the compensation you deserve. Anthony Riccio has a proven track record in helping premises liability accident victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries.
Massachusetts law recognizes a property owner’s duty of care to guests and licensees and those who lawfully enter the property. However, there is a legal exception for children. Depending on the child’s age and the specific facts surrounding the accident, a property owner may be liable for injuries incurred by a child — even if they were trespassing.
Often, children do not understand the hazards they can encounter by entering another’s property without permission. Under the “Attractive Nuisance Doctrine,” owners must take measures to eliminate any dangers that they know could harm children who would be likely to trespass. While the law doesn’t consider natural features on a property to be “attractive nuisances,” a property owner must take measures to protect children from man-made conditions. Swimming pools, trampolines, animals, abandoned buildings, and machinery are typical conditions that could be considered “attractive nuisances.”
If your child was injured while trespassing on someone else's property, you may still be able to seek compensation. These cases can be incredibly nuanced and fact-specific. Anthony understands the trauma families can experience in these matters and works diligently to ensure that the negligent party is held responsible for your child’s injuries.
Every premises accident has unique facts and circumstances. Each accident victim will have different injuries. Regardless of how the accident arose, you must prove that the defendant was negligent in order to recover compensation for your injuries. To prevail in a premises liability case in Massachusetts, you must demonstrate that the property owner, manager, or another responsible party:
The severity and type of injuries in a premises liability case depend on the type of accident and how it happened. Common premises injuries can include disfigurement, broken bones, sprained ankles, fractured hip, traumatic brain injury, spinal damage, paralysis, and even fatality.
If you are a premises accident victim, you may have incurred substantial costs for medical care and lost time from work. Your injuries may prevent you from doing activities you used to enjoy or impact your relationships with others. As a result of premises accident injuries, you may experience considerable pain and suffering, embarrassment, and emotional distress.
Anthony understands how premises liability accidents can affect many aspects of your life. Riccio Law devotes personal time and attention to each case to ensure that his clients get the compensation they deserve for the injuries they suffered due to the negligence of another.
If you were injured on the property of another, it is vital to have counsel on your side who will fight for your right to maximum compensation. Riccio Law provides diligent and effective legal representation to those who suffered premises liability accidents. With trial experience as a prosecutor, Anthony is an unwavering advocate in the courtroom and an adept negotiator who strives to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
With offices in Attleboro and Quincy, Riccio Law handles premises liability cases in Southeastern Massachusetts, the greater Boston area and throughout the Commonwealth. Contact Riccio Law for a complimentary consultation to discuss your premises liability case today.
We serve clients throughout Massachusetts including those in the following localities: Bristol County including Attleboro, Fall River, Mansfield, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Seekonk, and Taunton; Essex County; Hampden County; Hampshire County; Middlesex County including Cambridge, Lowell, and Newton; Norfolk County including Brookline, Dedham, Quincy, Wellesley, and Wrentham; Plymouth County including Bridgewater, Brockton, Hingham, and Middleboro; Suffolk County including Boston; and Worcester County.