Premises Liability

Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo has substantial experience representing businesses, including developers, landlords, not-for-profit corporations, and real estate trusts, as well as individuals, in the litigation, mediation, and appellate resolution of claims involving personal injury, bodily injury and property damage from alleged defects or hazards on land, buildings and shopping malls. The Firm’s successful representation of clients include litigation, mediation and arbitration of claims involving snow and ice, trips and falls, slips and falls, construction site accidents (including indemnity and defense among general contractors, subcontractors, architects, developers and owners), fire damage and evacuation (including smoke alarms, sprinklers and fire suppression systems), window falls, lead paint, nuisance, recreational use, trespass, negligent security, and insufficient or inadequate lighting, among others. The Firm has represented clients successfully before federal and state court judges and juries, including the United States District Court and the Massachusetts Superior Courts, District Courts, the Boston Municipal Court, the Appellate Division of the District Court, the Appeals Court and the Commonwealth’s Supreme Judicial Court.