In Massachusetts, a former Breed Middle School student is suing the city of Lynn for personal injury. Ralph Ozual’s slip and fall lawsuit, filed in Salem Superior Court, is seeking $100,000 in damages.
Ozual’s complaint contends that on January 14, 2002, he sustained serious personal injuries when he slipped an fell on ice and snow in the Breed Middle School yard while walking from the bus to the school entrance. As a result of the Massachusetts slip and fall accident, Ozual says he sustained permanent injuries, including traumatic injuries to his right ankle and growth plate.
The plaintiff, who was a minor at the time, says that he continues to require costly medical attention and treatment for his injuries. His Essex County slip and fall complaint claims the city of Lynn acted carelessly and negligently and was in breech of a warranty agreement when it allowed such a dangerous condition to exist on the school’s premise.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Each year, thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents on other people’s premises. Different categories of slip and fall accident include:
Slip and Fall Accidents: A person slips on a floor surface and slides to the ground.
Step and Fall Accidents: Because there is a hole or another type of opening in the ground, someone steps into the gap and falls.
Trip and Fall Accidents: An object or crack or unevenness on the ground causes a person to trip and fall to the ground.
Stump and Fall Accidents: A person stumbles over an object on the ground and falls.
Slip and fall injuries can be excruciatingly painful and take months to recover from. Sometimes, the injuries may be permanent, such as is often the cause with spinal cord injuries or head injuries. Elderly people involved in slip and fall injuries are prone to breaking a hip bone, which could take awhile to recover from or cause their health to deteriorate. If you or someone you love got hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may have grounds for filing a Massachusetts premises liability lawsuit.
Former Breed student sues Lynn, Itemlive.com, February 18, 2009
Related Web Resources:
Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Accidents, Nolo
Preventing Injuries from Slips, Trips and Falls, CDC.gov