Experienced Massachusetts Premises Liability Attorney
You Heal. We’ll Recover.
No one expects to be injured when they are lawfully on the premises of another. However, accidents can happen in any location and at any time — whether you are running errands, going shopping, visiting a restaurant, or simply taking a walk through the neighborhood. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property due to their negligence, they may be held legally accountable under the theory of premises liability.
Attorney Rick Madore understands the impact an unexpected accident can have on you and your family. Providing skillful advocacy and compassionate counsel for a broad scope of premises liability matters, he strives to take the economic and emotional burden off your shoulders. When you are represented by Rick, you can be confident in knowing that you have an attorney by your side who is relentless in his commitment to achieving positive results on your behalf.
Personalized Time and Attention for Premises Liability Matters
When you enter the property of another, the owner owes you a duty of care. This means that they must take measures to ensure the premises are reasonably safe or provide an appropriate warning regarding any known dangers. If they fail to maintain their property or make timely repairs to defects that could cause foreseeable harm to another, they may be held accountable for any injuries that arise as a result.
There are many different types of accidents that can fall into the category of premises liability. They can occur at supermarkets, restaurants, movie theaters, government buildings, shopping centers, office complexes, hotels, sports arenas, parking lots, and even at private homes. Rick provides knowledgeable counsel to those who have sustained serious injuries in a wide variety of accidents, including those involving the following:
- Slip and falls due to snow, ice, or spills
- Trip and falls on defective sidewalks
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Stairwell accidents
- Balcony and deck collapses
- Inadequate lighting accidents
- Assaults caused by negligent security
- Floor or building collapses
- Fires and electrical accidents
- Injuries caused by falling objects
No two premises liability cases are alike, and every victim is affected by their injuries differently. Providing personalized time and attention, Rick handles each case on an individualized basis and gets to know each client and the specific details of their case. As a solo practitioner, he takes pride in focusing on the quality of representation and the results he obtains — rather than quantity.
Knowledgeable Representation and Consistent Results
Proving negligence can be complicated and requires demonstrating that the responsible party knew — or should have known — about the hazardous condition and either failed to remedy it or issue a warning. Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, parties who might be liable for negligence can include the property owner, a landlord, property management company, maintenance company, or a construction contractor. If the accident occurred on town, city, or village property, a municipality may be accountable.
In a Massachusetts premises liability case, a victim must prove by a “preponderance of the evidence” that the responsible party violated their duty of care by failing to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. Evidence that may be presented to establish a defendant’s liability can include:
- Surveillance video footage
- Photos of the condition
- Maintenance and cleaning logs
- Safety records
- Property records
- Lease agreements
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reports
- Medical records
- Expert testimony
Importantly, the outcome of your case largely depends upon the strength of the evidence you present. While collecting evidence can be overwhelming, you don’t have to go through the process alone. Attorney Rick Madore knows how to thoroughly investigate even the most complex cases to hold the negligent parties accountable. His commitment to making a difference for his clients manifests in an aggressive, yet professional approach to secure the results his clients need to move forward.
A Strategic Focus on Maximizing Your Recovery
In the aftermath of an accident on someone else’s property, you may be experiencing physical pain, financial uncertainty, and emotional stress. Medical bills can quickly accumulate, and your injuries might require you to take time off work as you recover. Based on the extent of your injuries, you might not be able to participate in the activities you used to enjoy, spend time with your family, or do chores around the house.
Critically, by filing a personal injury action, you may be entitled to compensation for not just your economic losses, but also for those that are non-economic in nature — such as pain and suffering. A victim in a premises liability case may be eligible to receive compensation for an array of economic damages, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs connected with the accident.
Commonly awarded non-economic damages include financial compensation for disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, and the physical pain and mental suffering caused by the negligent party’s carelessness. In cases involving particularly egregious conduct, punitive damages meant to punish the defendant may be awarded to a victim.
The economic and non-economic losses suffered following a premises liability accident can be significant and it’s crucial to have skillful counsel who will fight for your right to monetary compensation. Providing trusted representation and committed counsel, Rick works closely with his clients to ensure they receive the maximum amount of recovery available for every compensable loss they’ve incurred. Whether your case is resolved in the courtroom, through mediation, negotiation, or arbitration, Rick ensures his clients don’t settle for less than they deserve.
Contact a Qualified Massachusetts Premises Liability Attorney
If you’ve been hurt in a premises liability accident, a diligent attorney can help ensure you receive the compensation to which you’re entitled for your injuries. Based in Boston, the Law Office of Richard R. Madore, P.C. offers aggressive advocacy to clients for personal injury matters throughout the Greater Boston area, Central Massachusetts, and Western Massachusetts. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and review of your claim.