Over more than the past quarter-century, the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has gained an exceptional reputation for achieving superlative results for our clients. Our Massachusetts personal injury attorney specialists are available for a free and confidential consultation at any time of day. If you or a family member have been injured by the negligent actions of another, our Boston personal injury attorneys will explain your legal options and vigorously pursue your case to a successful conclusion.
A property owner has a duty to keep their property safe for others. Part of that duty is maintaining a safe walking space, especially if you are a public area commonly visited by hundreds of people, such as a restaurant, store or supermarket. Slip, trip and fall claims include such incidents of all types, including: slips on food and foreign substances in restaurants and supermarkets; trips over badly aligned sidewalk edges and other dangerous surfaces; and falls down stairs that are in poor condition, inadequately lighted or not built to code. A building owner’s liability also extends to publically accessible areas outside of the building, such as a parking lot.
While a slip and fall may not sound overly dangerous, fluke incidents do occur. If a person, even one who is otherwise healthy and without infirmity, lands awkwardly or hits their neck or head, serious injury or even death can occur. Lorenzo Cucciniello was unfortunately one such incident. The twenty-four-year-old man was leaving a restaurant in Hamden, Connecticut when he reportedly slipped in the parking lot. Police were then called to the Andale Restaurant after guests reported seeing a man fall in the parking lot and not get up afterwards.
When emergency crews arrived, Cucciniello was unconscious and non-responsive. He was transported to the Yale-New Haven Hospital with life-threatening injuries where he would tragically die just two days later. Medical examiners are currently determining the precise cause of death, but officials told patch.com that Cucciniello struck the back of his head when he fell and that there were no other apparent injuries. If the restaurant failed to maintain a safe parking lot, i.e., there was ice or they failed to promptly remove an oil spill, they may be liable under Connecticut law for Cucciniello’s death and ordered to pay his family damages if they filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
To make sure you are justly compensated for any personal injury claim you may have, please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, who will work tirelessly on your behalf. To contact one of our slip, trip, and fall injury attorneys, call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!