Premises Liability

The attorneys of Jones Kelleher are committed to using our experience, resources and teamwork to get the maximum results for victims of accidents caused by the negligence of property owners. In states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, property owners and those in control of property are legally responsible to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition for tenants, visitors, and others lawfully on the premises. When a victim is injured by an unsafe and hazardous condition that could have been prevented, the owner and/or entity in control can be held liable for the victim’s injuries. 

For over thirty years, our experienced personal injury attorneys have successfully handled complex premises liability claims. Based on our many years of practice, we know the critical questions to ask in order to develop the best possible case and maximize your potential for recovery by ensuring that all of persons and entities responsible for your injuries are held accountable.



The premises liability attorneys at Jones Kelleher are considered among the most experienced in New England. We represent people injured at residential and commercial properties of all types, including but not limited to apartment buildings, hotels, nightclubs, gas stations, grocery stores and shopping centers. Our trial attorneys have successfully handled premises liability claims across New England arising from many kinds of hazardous conditions, including but not limited to claims arising from:

  • Fire, explosion and electrocution injuries;
  • Snow and ice conditions;
  • Building code violations;
  • Defective swimming pools;
  • Inadequate security;
  • Sexual and physical assault;
  • Parking lot conditions;
  • Rotted or deteriorating decks and railings;
  • Construction site accidents; and
  • Unsafe floors, steps or stairs.

Successfully proving a premises liability claim requires that you establish that you are owed a duty of care, as well as proving that the duty was breached in a negligent way that led to your injury or harm. Our experienced attorneys know the important questions to ask in order to establish negligence and hold the property owners accountable.


Premises liability claims often require the use of trained and experienced experts to support our theory of liability and/or our calculation of damages. Through our many years of practice, we have developed a network of accomplished and reputable professionals that we trust to provide us with the critical information necessary to present your strongest case. These experts span many industries, including but not limited to the following:

  • Accident reconstruction, fire and explosion experts;
  • Engineers and Architects;
  • Safety and building code experts;
  • Doctors, psychologists and other medical experts; and
  • Economists and financial experts.

Experience has taught us that access to these resources can be the deciding factor in prevailing in complex premises liability cases, especially when it is presented by experienced attorneys who understand how to explain these facts clearly and persuasively to a judge, jury, arbitrator or mediator.


At Jones Kelleher, we understand that our clients come to us during times of intense personal crisis, instability, and financial burden. As attorneys we take this responsibility very seriously. We know that our clients are depending upon us to resolve their cases quickly and fairly.

Our attorneys believe that a team-oriented approach allows us to deliver the best results to our clients. We evaluate each potential case as a team, using our collective knowledge to examine the facts and determine what course of action is best for you and your family. Your trial team will include at least two attorneys who have successful track records handling similar cases. Nurses and paralegals experienced in handling complex premises liability claims support our attorneys and help prepare your case for trial.

We consider our clients to be the most valuable members of our team. As a client, you will receive frequent status updates on the progress of your claim and we always welcome your calls. Our dedicated attorneys and staff are personally invested in your future and well-being and are prepared to fiercely advocate on behalf of your interests.


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