Even the mighty can fall: well, slip and fall! Alan Dershowitz, a skilled lawyer known for his participation in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, is suing the TD Boston Garden arena (where the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics play) after taking a tumble in one of the facility’s bathrooms.
The incident happened at a game almost three years ago. According to the lawsuit documents, as reported in The Boston Globe, Dershowitz says he slipped on a wet floor in one of the rest rooms at the arena. Apparently, there were not enough paper towels for the thousands of men who were using the bathroom that day. Water ended up on the floor from hand washing, creating the hazardous condition. He alleged that without paper towels available to dry their hands after washing them, the bathroom users must have shaken the water off the hands onto the floor.
Dershowitz, 76, says he hurt himself in the fall. He says he twisted his ankle and suffered injuries to his right knee, leg and back.
Dershowitz said he decided to file the lawsuit at this time because the statute of limitations was about to expire. He was trying to negotiate an out of court settlement with the arena’s insurance company to no avail.
This case is a testament to the fact that personal injury accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. No one is immune. Therefore, be aware of the statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits. In Massachusetts, where Dershowitz’ injury was sustained, the deadline for filing personal injury lawsuits is three years. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of the accident.
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after you sustain injuries in an accident. When you call Lombardi & Lombardi for a free consultation, we will advise you of all your rights and options. If we go forward with an action in your case, rest assured, we will meet all deadlines and fight for maximum compensation for your injuries. Call today to speak with a skilled lawyer for free.