With the weather getting warmer and people getting out after what seemed like ages in lockdown, there are many concerns about personal injuries. Whether you are at the park, at the pool or taking a hike, there are many ways people get hurt. Here are some of them.
Swimming pools can be quite dangerous. Unfortunately, pool owners (whether they be individuals or property companies) do not take the necessary measures to ensure safety. For example, simply posting “No lifeguard on duty” doesn’t absolve a property company from injury liabilities.
If a drowning occurs and results in injury or death, the details should be examined by an experienced attorney. Many times there are issues or violations that could be grounds for a civil claim.
Slips and Falls
This happens often around swimming pools as well. Oftentimes, water is not cleaned up properly which can lead to falls. While the majority of injuries are very minor, there are many cases when a fall can lead to broken bones or severe spinal or head injuries.
The more people get on the road, the more accidents occur. Distracted driving, driving under the influence and careless driving cause many deaths over the summer months. Oftentimes, even minor accidents can cause injuries that don’t show up until after a few days. If you or a loved one has been in an accident, it is in your best interests to get an experienced injury lawyer involved early on to examine your case.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
This one especially affects kids. Kids love to innocently approach animals but sometimes this goes horribly wrong. I have defended many dog bite cases and the facts can be horrifying. Recently I was retained in the case of a beautiful young girl who was mauled by a dog. The injuries to her face were some of the most severe I had ever seen.
While summertime can be a lot of fun, injuries do happen. If you or a loved one is injured, please give us a call at (888) 526-9737. We will use our knowledge and experience to make sure you get the damages you deserve.
Slips and falls are the most common types of personal injury cases that we deal with. While most falls are minor and do not cause injuries, some falls can be very severe causing hospitalization, rehabilitation, and physical therapy.
This is even more common in winter with the snow and ice. Property owners are responsible for the safety of visitors to their property, whether this is a home, school, parking lot, store, or other facility. If the property owner was negligent in their responsibilities, they may be held liable for the injuries that occurred.
If you want to secure your rightful claim, get experience on your side. Attorney Mike Bowser has handled over a thousand cases. It is his responsibility to protect the rights of individuals and families who have been wronged. He takes this responsibility very seriously.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Attorney Mike Bowser has been fighting for families in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine for over 25 years.
At Bowser Law we have a free consultation in which we will guide you and tell you if you have a case. There are no fees until we win.
Here are some case results from clients who we represented in their injury cases:
Slip and Fall On Construction Site $828,000.00
Union painter falls on construction site when he steps on copper pipe left on floor and covered with sawdust. Torn meniscus of left knee and total tear of right knee MCL/ACL. Medical bills exceed $83,000. Lost wage claim includes total permanent disability from occupation as painter.
Insurance company for general contractor responsible for job site safety denies liability, questions the plaintiff’s credibility and challenges the extent and nature of his injuries. Pre-trial offer of $300,000 reduced to $250,000 at trial. Plaintiff owes $220,000 to Worker’s Compensation Insurance Carrier.
Jury verdict following eight (8) day personal injury trial before the Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, MA. Verdict of $775,000. Pre-trial interest and comparative fault offset results in total judgment against responsible general contractor for $828,000.
Retail Store Injury $150,000.00
Ruptured biceps tendon. Retail store drops 27′ T.V. on man at their courtesy counter.
No offer to settle. Store denies responsibility and blames customer for injuries.
Jury Verdict Hillsborough Superior Court, Nashua, NH. $150,000
Slip and Fall at New Jersey Hotel $80,000.00
Older client suffers fractured hip requiring hospitalization and surgery after falling on wet carpeted incline outside New Jersey Hotel.
Insurance carrier for hotel denies liability or existence of any dangerous defect in walkway surface despite unusual grade change that is covered in carpet and allowed to become slick in rain.
Counsel retains safety expert to review photographs of scene and conduct scene analysis in New Jersey. Personal injury suit filed through local firm in New Jersey. Case settled week of trial. $80,000
Slip and Fall at Work $60,000.00
Premises Liability: 57 year old woman trips and falls over broken wooden landscape stake jutting onto sidewalk outside of her place of employment during cigarette break. Woman suffers fractured wrist requiring corrective surgery and extensive missed time from work.
Property owner denies liability for hazardous condition created by vandals who routinely broke landscape stakes that were placed by landscaping contractor. Defense also asserts that plaintiff was injured “in the course of her employment” and recovery is barred by the Worker’s Compensation Statute. Plaintiff’s counsel establishes through discovery that property owner was aware of vandals breaking stakes and leaving them in place on or near sidewalk surfaces and only took remedial corrective measures after the injury. Injury occurred while plaintiff was on break and not in the regular course of her employment at retail store.
Premises liability suit settled prior to trial at mediation for $60,000.00
Fall From Horse in Massachusetts $60,000.00
Knee injury following fall from horse in Massachusetts. Client injured when horse she is riding losses footing on buried tree stump and falls on her.
Negligence claim that property/horse owner liable for fall and injury as he buried stump while clearing land for development, allowed plaintiff to ride in the area and did not give warning about the buried stumps. Defense asserts immunity under “Equine” statute for sponsors of horse riding activity and claims plaintiff rode horse in restricted area without owner’s permission.
Settled at mediation one week before trial. Middlesex Superior Court, Lowell, MA. $60,000
Slip and Fall on Icy Side Walk $50,000.00
Client injured in fall on icy patch on side walk outside bank suffering fractured coccyx and knee injury.
Insurance company alleges icy patch was the result of natural accumulation of ice and snow and offers only nominal amount to settle personal injury claim.
Suit filed. Discovery discloses that building maintenance worker aware that icy patch existed regularly due to run off of water from roof overhang but area was not salted on day of incident because of weekend staffing. Settled prior to trial. $50,000
BJs Slip and Fall Case $50,000.00
Elderly client leaned on a display table at a major retail store, which rolled out from under him because wheels on display table were not locked. Client suffered hip fracture, enduring surgery and extensive treatments.
Retail Store denied liability because display tables are not meant to be leaned on, therefore the table was not a dangerous or defective condition within the store.
Case settled at mediation for $50,000.
Man Trapped In Sinkhole $40,000.00
Leg and back injury, emotional distress. Massachusetts man becomes trapped in sinkhole when brick walkway collapses beneath him.
No offer to settle. Property owner denies responsibility for failure to inspect and repair property.
Jury Verdict Lowell District Court, Lowell, MA. $40,000
Remember, we have handled these cases for many families in the past and will fight for your rights. We will not settle until we have secured the best outcome for you.