Boston Snow & Ice Injury Attorney
Winter accidents are very common in Massachusetts. The harsh winters, accumulation of snow and ice, and low temperatures make slip and fall, fall down, and car accidents a common occurrence. After an injury caused by snow and ice, you should consult immediate medical care to determine the extent of your injuries. In the event you have been badly injured and your injury was caused by another’s negligence, the injury lawyers at Kelly & Soto Law can help recover compensation for your injuries.
Under Massachusetts law, the general theories of negligence cover snow and ice injuries. If your injury was caused because a property owner failed to care for their property, because a motor vehicle operator could not control his vehicle, or because of some other snow and ice involved negligence, we can recover you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
Our injury attorneys carefully investigate the cause of all accidents and aim to preserve evidence indicating another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a winter accident as a result of snow or ice, take pictures of the area immediately. In addition, immediately call the authorities, have them fill out a report, and take pictures of your injuries. These acts will increase the chances an experienced attorney will be able to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
The attorneys at Kelly & Soto Law are available 24/7 to address your questions or concerns and are more than willing to travel to you to conduct an investigation or provide a free consultation. We believe it is important to get your side of the story, speak to witnesses of the accident, and document the conditions that caused your injury and we work very hard to capture this information as close in time to your accident as possible. If you have been injured, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The sooner our team can start an investigation, the stronger your claim will be.
Each year, it is estimated that one-third of older adults will suffer a fall down accident and nearly 20,000 will die from their injuries. Though 20,000 die, another 600,00 are hospitalized for their injuries.
The Massachusetts Code of Regulations requires property owners to maintain safe property environments. Property owners are required to clear stairs, walkways, sidewalks, and other areas known for accumulation of snow and ice. If you have been the victim of a slip and fall or fall down accident, you will need a legal representative experienced in these types of cases. In Massachusetts, your case may fail in the event you are found to be assuming the risk of injury. Indeed, in the event you proceed across a dangerous area with knowledge of the danger, you may be precluded from recovering for your injuries.
Through thorough investigation, our attorneys can collect evidence to dispute the idea you were aware of the dangerous condition. We have been successful with these cases and are confident taking on new snow and ice injury cases. We most frequently represent victims of these injuries in and around Boston because of the high volume of pedestrians. We also represent clients in Lowell, Quincy, Wrentham, Burlington, Marlborough, Everett, Chelsea, Arlington, Somerville, Cambridge, Waltham, Dorchester, Brookline, Brighton, Alston, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Mattapan.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury caused by snow and ice, call Kelly & Soto Law at 617.807.0855 today. In the event you would like one of our attorneys to contact you within 24 hours, please fill out the free consultation form.