Shumway, Giguere & Fox, P.C. has successfully managed the defense of personal injury claims against stadia, auditoriums, ski areas, concert halls, skating rinks, arenas and many other sports and entertainment venues throughout Massachusetts for over thirty years. Working closely with operations staff, insurance professionals, and industry experts, we have a unique depth of experience which includes the defense of catastrophic injury claims, general negligence, premises and security liability, and design, construction and lighting defects. Of particular relevance to our Massachusetts clients, we have extensive experience in the defense of snow and ice liability claims, having tried to a successful conclusion the first jury trial to take place after the Supreme Judicial Court announced a profound change in the duty of care imposed on landowners. We understand the special challenges you face in providing for the safety and comfort of your guests, in parking, snow and ice removal, tailgating activities, interaction with security, management of alcohol sales and consumption, slip, trip and fall hazards, and general maintenance and repair issues.
Shumway, Giguere & Fox, P.C. aggresively seeks to reduce the costs associated with your operational risk profile, including insurance and indemnfication issues. Many of our clients have relationships with multiple vendors and service providers, as well as artists, promoters, production companies, sports franchises and regulatory authorities, and we are often asked to provide contract consultation to protect the client's interests in these matters. We are especially equipped to help you navigate the complex insurance and indemnification matrix which arises from these relationships.
For a represeentative sample of the legal solutions we have delivered for our clients, please see the Recent Cases link.