Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and can cause substantial injury. For slip and falls accidents that are the result of snow and ice accumulation, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial court made it much easier to collect from property owners. Prior to July 2010, a land owner had no obligation to remove snow and ice from his property. If the snow and ice was a “natural accumulation” then the owner would likely not be held responsible for any injuries. This was the law in Massachusetts for over 100 years!!!
Then in July of 2010, The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that landowners must take action to make their property safe. The case was Papadopoulos v. Target Corporation. Because of this case, it is much easier to hold property owners responsible for not taking care of their property.y and removing snow and ice in a timely manner.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, call my office for a free consultation. 978 – 457 – 9090.