Establishing Negligence for Massachusetts Slip and Fall Cases

Massachusetts is home to plenty of big box stores. Boston and its surrounding suburbs have Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Target and Lowe’s, just to name a few. So what happens if you suffer personal injury at one of these stores? What if you slip and fall, have medical bills or suffer lost wages as a result of your personal injuries? You’re not alone. The Boston personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns have helped many clients recover after being injured at a big box store, and we can help you, too.

The first thing to realize is that once a Boston personal injury attorney settles your claim with one of these large stores, the stores will generally always require that settlement to remain confidential. You see, these stores do not want to report how many cases they settle, or how many people are injured in their stores. As a result, once they agree to settle your case, they make claimants and their attorney first agree to keep the terms of the settlement confidential.
What that means for us as personal injury attorneys is that we cannot reveal all the good cases we have settled, and the hundreds of thousands of dollars we have recovered for our clients as a result of injury due to a big box store’s negligence. What is more common is what is published in the paper, as the following demonstrates.
In this case recently reported, a person who slipped and fell at a Target store sued Target for her injuries. But the Court dismissed the law suit, stating that she failed to show that Target was negligent, or legally responsible for her injuries. Nevertheless, if you are injured at a store or in a mall, contact us. Even though you do not hear about these types of cases in the media, be mindful of the fact that they are most likely just not reported. The case cited above is: Samson v. Target Corporation; C(USDC); C.A. No. 09-cv-30089-MAP) (Nov. 8, 2010).