When An Injury Is Caused By Property Owner Negligence

By law, Massachusetts property owners have a "duty of care" to ensure that their properties are free from hazardous conditions that could cause their visitors harm. When a property owner's failure to meet this duty of care causes injury to a guest, patron, resident or other visitor, the property owner can be held legally accountable through a premises liability lawsuit.

All public and private property owners — from landlords to restaurant/business owners to parking lot owners — can be held accountable if someone gets hurt or is killed by their negligence. This is especially true when a property owner knew or should have known about a hazardous condition on his or her property but failed to act to fix or warn of the condition.

At Seder & Chandler, our experienced attorneys understand the complexity of premises liability claims. We utilize our knowledge, skill and investigative resources to uncover facts and get results. To discuss your premises liability case, please call our Worcester office at 508-471-3018 or our Westborough office at 508-709-0024.

Common Premises Liability Claims

Lawyers at our firm handle a wide range of premises liability claims, including:

  • Slip-and-falls
  • Defective swimming pool and swimming pool enclosures
  • Defective sidewalk accidents
  • Injuries caused by poor lighting or negligent security
  • Dog bites/animal attacks
  • Injuries from snow and ice
  • Accidents on balconies, stairways, porches and decks
  • Accidents involving escalators and elevators
  • Toxic fume exposure, chemical exposure and exposure to other dangerous substances
  • Building code violations that cause injuries

Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

Advice To Business Owners

As lawyers versed in both business law and personal injury law, we advise real estate landlords and other business owners on how to properly protect and safeguard their premises, what steps to take to avoid lawsuits and, when claims are made, how to properly protect themselves. This includes providing legal advice to companies with multiple buildings that would like to avoid tying all of their buildings to one insurance claim.

We have served businesses and individuals, the community and the legal profession since 1918. From our law offices in Worcester and Westborough, we handle premises liability and other personal injury claims and litigation on behalf of injured individuals and businesses in central Massachusetts and throughout the MetroWest Boston area. Our versatile attorneys can provide experienced and personalized representation, no matter what your premises liability case or question or its degree of complexity.

To learn more about our ability to represent your interests in a premises liability/personal injury lawsuit, please contact Seder & Chandler today.