Can a homeowner be held liable for a swimming pool accident?

Can a homeowner be held liable for a swimming pool accident?

There is no better time than the height of summer to cool off and relax at the pool. In fact, Massachusetts kids and adults alike often search out friends and neighbors with swimming pools so that they can get a little quality splash time in before the weather begins...
Premises Liability – What is it and Who is at fault?

Premises Liability – What is it and Who is at fault?

Winter is coming, and there will be snow and ice. In fact, if it’s anything like last year, there may be a lot of snow and ice. Injuries due to snow and ice may be cause for damages in a premises liability case. Premises liability in Massachusetts, however, applies to...
Deck collapse sends 24 people to the ground, injuring many

Deck collapse sends 24 people to the ground, injuring many

After the long, cold winter we have experienced here in Massachusetts, the promise of spring on the horizon is a welcome thought. For many, a spring morning or afternoon spent on a backyard deck can be a wonderful way to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the outdoors....
Determining fault in a slip-and-fall accident

Determining fault in a slip-and-fall accident

Slips and falls are not an uncommon occurrence; according to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the top cause of accidental injury in the U.S., accounting for more injuries than car accidents. Over two million people are injured every year from slipping or...
Wet floor is cause of premises liability lawsuit

Wet floor is cause of premises liability lawsuit

Essex County grocery stores and shopping centers see hundreds if not thousands of customers a day. Not only must retailers work hard to maintain relationships with consumers by keeping costs low and selling high-quality products, but they must also constantly ensure...
Man sues city after falling on crumbling sidewalk

Man sues city after falling on crumbling sidewalk

In Massachusetts, it is the responsibility of each city to maintain their sidewalks. If you get hurt as a result of a defect in a sidewalk, you may be entitled to compensation from the city. In order to substantiate your claim, it is important to take photos of the...