Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property free from potential dangers. This includes keeping their floors free of debris or other substances that may cause the ground to be slick. If an owner fails to do so, and you slip and fall because they were negligent, you may be entitled to recover money damages for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and other elements of damage. If you suffer an injury from falling, contact one of our slip and fall attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm to help guide you through the complicated litigation process so you can begin to recover.
A Canadian tennis star was in court recently, telling her story to Brooklyn, New York federal court jurors of the career-damaging, slip-and-fall accident that forced her from the 2015 U.S. Open. Eugenie Bouchard’s testimony came in her negligence lawsuit against the U.S. Tennis Association (“USTA”) for a September 4, 2015 accident where she slipped and fell on a training room floor. The 23 year-old tennis pro suffered a concussion in the fall. She said she was headed to an ice bath at around 11 p.m. after her match and news conference when she slipped on a training room floor that was still slick from a powerful cleaning agent.
After the fall, Ms. Bouchard said a shocked locker room supervisor told her that she wasn’t supposed to be in the training room. The USTA is arguing that it isn’t responsible for the fall, and that staff was following cleaning rules at a time they thought players and trainers were gone for the night. When asked on the stand if there was an understanding that players weren’t to be in the room without trainers, Ms. Bouchard testified that players were actually encouraged to use the training room on their own.
Have you or a loved one been injured because of a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of someone else? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation, so please contact one of our expert slip and fall lawyers or a personal injury attorney specialist here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates for a free and confidential consultation. An attorney can be reached 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your needs are our top priority!