A young boy was seriously injured after being struck by a tree, in a relative’s backyard last week.
According to witness reports, a group of adults and children were hooking a zipline to a tree in a back yard. When the boy went on the zipline, the 25-30 foot tree it was hooked to fell on him. The boy was seriously injured, and taken to Children’s Hospital of Boston. The situation remains under investigation by local and state officials.
Unfortunately, this incident illustrates a potential premises liability case. Though this type of incident specifically is uncommon, some common types of injuries that occur at others’ homes or on another’s property may include slip-and-fall incidents, falls (from an open window), as well as strikes from loose objects. In this case, the homeowners had the legal obligation to ensure that their guests were safe from dangerous situations.
Premises liability cases tend to be complex, and it is most advised for those who have been involved in these types of incidents to contact an experienced Premises Liability Attorney to discuss their options and eligibility for filing a premises liability lawsuit.
At the law offices of Altman & Altman located conveniently in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our Massachusetts Premises Liability Attorneys have nearly 50 years of experience handling all types of premises liability and personal injury cases. If you or a loved one was recently injured at someone’s home and believe you may have a case where you can claim property owner negligence, it is most advised you seek representation as soon as possible to maximize your chances of financial recovery.
The attorneys at our office realize the difficulty and strain an injury can place upon a family, physically, financially, and emotionally, and we have the resources to help you get the necessary medical care as well as achieve the highest possible compensation for your injury. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all initial consultations are completely free and confidential.