When a person is injured while on property belonging to another, he or she may have a premises liability claim, a type of personal injury claim recognized by Massachusetts law. Generally speaking, a Massachusetts business or property owner has a duty to others to make sure his property is safe and properly maintained. If the property owner breaches that duty and a person is injured as a result, then that person may be entitled to damages. This area of law can get a little complicated because the duty owned by the property owner may vary slightly depending on the nature of the person who enters the property (invitee, licensee, or trespasser). However, in any situation where a person is seriously injured while on the property of another, if he believes the owner of the property was negligent in some way, he should consider contacting a MA attorney that does this type of work.
For more information or to post a question, visit our MA Personal Injury Discussion Forum.