On Friday, Hyannis, Barnstable, and Yarmouth ambulances were dispatched to a car accident scene outside of the Cape Cod Mall on Iyannough Road. Emergency calls related that several individuals suffered harm.
The Barnstable Police are reviewing the situation.
Accidents and Premises Liability
Sometimes malls own or maintain the roads surrounding its plaza, and therefore have a duty to maintain those areas as safely as possible. This means keeping the areas free of hazards or conditions that could cause harm. This also includes preventing a state of disrepair on the roads, gates, walls, or any other areas in the mall’s ownership or control. Failure to do this could lead to a condition that harms individuals on the property, which results in a premises liability case.
Even if the harm occurs to an individual on a road outside the mall that is not owned or maintained by the mall, but there was some condition in the parking lot that caused a vehicle to create a dangerous situation harming others on a public roadway, the mall could still be liable. This is because if a defective gate, upon exiting a parking lot, damages a car causing it to spin out into the roadway and thereby hitting another vehicle, it is the mall’s fault.
An experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney can help you navigate the process to make sure you recover what you are due from your injuries. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman is the exact place you need to call when you or a loved one gets hurt on private or public land. Call us at (617) 367-2900 to tell us your story.
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