Injured From a Building Code Violation

Building codes must be followed in any construction project. Architects and contractors are required to adhere to the codes when building any structure so as to protect the safety of the occupants and the structural integrity of the building. Codes anticipate emergency situations by requiring emergency exits and that the disabled have easy access. Standards exist that apply to stairs, railings and surface composition. In many cases, a building code violation can lead to debilitating injuries. It is the duty of the contractor and property owner that all building codes be followed or they may be liable for any resulting injuries.

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Faulty Deck Injuries

On occasion, there are news reports about a deck collapsing with a large group of people falling and sustaining serious injuries or death. Broken or faulty railings on the deck may be the alleged cause of an accident that caused someone to fall from a considerable height. Injuries from these accidents are considered premises liability cases since the incident occurred on someone’s property. They can also be product liability or third party matters if a defective part was used in constructing the deck or a contractor or another party used shoddy materials or was otherwise negligent in its construction.

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By |July 8th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|0 Comments

Amusement Park Accidents in Massachusetts

 
Amusement Park Accidents in Massachusetts
Amusement parks provide thrills and fun, laughs and an all-around good time. In the summertime, tourists and residents alike flock to the many Massachusetts amusement parks, including Six Flags and CoCo Key Water Park.

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Summertime Pool Accidents and Injuries – Who’s Liable?

Summertime Pool Accidents and Injuries – Who’s Liable?
Pools in Boston are about to open their doors to families and swimmers for the summer months. While public and private pool openings are often hailed as an indication that summer has truly begun, pools can be dangerous. The following considers some common summertime pool injuries, and who might be held liable when an accident happens.

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Understanding the Burden of Proof in a Premises Liability Case

Understanding the Burden of Proof in a Premises Liability Case
Whenever an individual is harmed on the property of another, they have the right to seek damages for their injuries. But in order to actually recover compensation, the burden of proof lies on the plaintiff. In other words, the plaintiff must prove that the property owner against whom they are filing suit should be held liable for their injuries. The following explores the four components that make up the burden of proof in a Boston premises liability case. If have been injured, be sure to take action quickly, as the statute of limitations is three years in the state.

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Attractive Nuisance in Massachusetts

Attractive Nuisance in Massachusetts
Every year, dozens of individuals in Boston and surrounding areas are injured in accidents that happen on another person’s property. From dangerous shopping centers to poorly maintained walks and driveways, the types and number of injuries that occur are myriad. In some cases, these injuries may be incurred by children who may be trespassing at the time of incident. When a child is harmed on someone’s property, the doctrine of attractive nuisance may apply.

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By |March 14th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|0 Comments

What Happens if a Deliveryman Slips and Falls on Your Property?

Property owners owe a duty to exercise reasonable care regarding the safety of people who come onto their property. Traditionally, these people were known as either social guests or as licensees. Social guests are individuals who are specifically invited while a licensee is someone an owner impliedly consented to being on the property such as a fireperson, meter reader or deliveryman. Of course, no one wants anyone to suffer an injury while on their property, but what happens if a deliveryman slips and falls on the premises of a private owner?

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Unshoveled Walk and You

Property owners of any status—private, public or commercial–have a duty of care to others when it comes to shoveling sidewalks after a snow accumulation. Before 2010, Massachusetts property owners were not liable to anyone who fell on ice or snow from their failure to shovel off the area or clear the ice for natural accumulations of snow. Liability only attached for unnatural accumulations such as a burst water pipe that poured water onto a sidewalk and then froze, making it treacherous to walk on. Another example of unnatural accumulation is a third party who moved snow onto the owner’s property.

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By |February 8th, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|0 Comments

Car Accident or Car Crash? Understanding the Difference in Massachusetts

An argument over semantics has occurred: do the phrases ‘car accident’ and ‘car crash’ mean the same thing? According to many activists, they don’t; instead, say those behind campaigns to remove the word ‘accident’ from car crash descriptions, an accident implies a lack of fault. A car crash, on the other hand, is much more accurate term for a wreck that wouldn’t have occurred but for the negligence—or act of preventable fault—of one of the drivers. When it’s a car crash, someone should be held liable.

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By |February 2nd, 2016|Personal Injury Lawyer|0 Comments

Moving Day and Moving Out of the Way

 

The most popular months to move, according to a report released by the American Storing and Moving Association, are May, June, July, August, and September. The reason for the popularity of moving during this time frame can likely be contributed to the nice weather—no one likes to move in the winter!—as well as the end and start of the school season for universities. With the prevalence of moving vans and trucks during these months, though, the risk of accident is high. If you’ve been in an accident involving a moving van, let the personal injury attorneys at Tetzel Law.

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