Landlords, property owners and tenants have a legal responsibility to safely maintain their properties for persons lawfully on their property—even when they didn’t expect any visitors, guests, or patrons. Often times, police officers are required to unexpectedly enter buildings and properties in response to an alarm or a 911 call; to make an arrest; remove an out of control person; or chase a fleeing suspect. When a police officer sustains an injury due to poorly maintained or defective premises, the officer is entitled to seek compensation for their injuries.
At Ballin & Associates we have successfully recovered damages for countless injured police officers throughout our careers. Our Massachusetts police injury lawyers collect compensation for police injuries that result from dangerous or
defective premises that could have easily been corrected such as:
- Broken Stairs
- Broken Equipment (escalators, elevators, doors, etc.)
- Weak Handrails
- Unguarded Trapdoors
- Rotted Wood
- Slippery Floors
- Torn Carpets
- Wet Surfaces
- Uneven Steps
- Poor Lighting
- Dangerous Ice Accumulations
- Faulty Wiring
- Loose Electrical Equipment
- Broken Fire Escapes
- Falling Objects
- Exposed Holes or Ditches
- Cracked Pavement
An accident caused by dangerous or defective premises can lead to a variety of serious bodily injuries, such as back injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, broken bones, internal bleeding, crushed limbs, and permanent disability. These injuries can have a significant negative impact on an officer’s ability to work and go about their daily activities. If you have been injured in an accident caused by
defective premises, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, treatment costs, lost overtime and detail wages, and other financial hardships.
Contact our Massachusetts Police Injury Attorneys
At Ballin & Associates we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain damages for their injuries by proving the landlord, property owner and or tenant was at fault. Our Massachusetts police injury attorneys conduct a thorough investigation of the premises, interview eye witnesses, gather compelling evidence and at times employ expert witnesses. At any chance we have, we photograph the defective conditions to use as invaluable evidence for making a successful claim. In addition, we negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company and attorney to recover a settlement that not only covers any costs associated with the injury, but also provides the injured officer with the financial security they need to move forward with their life.
The following legal article regarding defective premises has been provided for your convenience:
Collection of evidence of the accident and injury
Contact the Massachusetts police injury lawyers at Ballin & Associates today at (800) 245-2052.