Recent Snow Reminds Us That Winter Is Still Here and so Is the Increased Risk of Slipping and Falling

Where there is snow, there is often ice. Where there is snow and ice, there are often slips and falls. Where there are slips and falls, there are often injuries. Where there are injuries, there is Burke Law, PLLC.


In Massachusetts, thanks to a 2010 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in the landmark case of Papadopoulos v. Target Corporation, property owners have a duty to act reasonably in preventing dangerous snow and ice conditions on their property. This is true even when the snow and ice accumulated naturally.

The chance of serious injury following a slip and fall is great so it is important to seek immediate medical treatment. What may seem like nothing initially may turn into much more as initial shock wears off and symptoms creep in.

It is also important that pictures of the dangerous condition are taken right away, whether they be taken by the injured party, a friend, or a family member.

As if being injured in such a situation was not bad enough, unfortunately these injuries often result in extensive medical expenses and missed work. Not to mention that there is likely significant pain and suffering.

When pursuing a claim for personal injuries without legal assistance it is easy to be strapped down by confusing legal procedures, extensive paperwork, and an insurance company that feels as though it has the upper hand. Burke Law, PLLC is here to help.

It is Attorney Katelyn Burke’s goal to make injured parties financially whole again and be compensated for that pain and suffering. Attorney Burke understands the complexities surrounding claims for injuries as a result of slipping and falling in Massachusetts and has experience negotiating with insurance companies regarding these very matters

If you, or someone you know, has been injured as a result of slipping and falling on snow or ice contact Burke Law, PLLC today for a free initial consultation.

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