Boston, MA asked in Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts

Q: I fell through the broken staircase in Nov 2017 at my Fiancée’s rented apartment. Do I have a case?

at my Fiancée's rented apartment in November 2017. One of the back stairs on which I was standing suddenly broke and I fell through it on the floor below. We Immediately called an UBER and rushed to emergency room. I had injuries on my legs, back, stomach sides and arms. Plus, it is causing me emotional distress and is growing, especially when I must take similar kind of staircase in other buildings including my own apartment and workplace. We have not reported this incident to the building management and or any authorities except the hospital I was treated in for my injuries.

2 Lawyer Answers
Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
Answered
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Hello, This is not a real estate case but a personal injury premises liability case.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: I'm sorry for your injuries. You describe a difficult case. Considerable time has elapsed. Further, it looks like the premises owner had not been placed on notice. If the stairway area had been photographed and examined at the time of the accident, that would be helpful. At this point, you could gather your medical records and contact Massachusetts personal injury attorneys and discuss the matter with them. If nothing else, you could learn the deadlines before which you would need to act to preserve your rights under Massachusetts law. Attorneys in this area generally offer free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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