If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the owner responsible through a premises liability claim. These cases often arise from accidents caused by dangerous and defective conditions at the premises. You will need to establish the negligence of the property owner, which essentially means showing that the owner knew or reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition, and the owner failed to repair it or warn visitors about it.
Under New York law, property owners and business establishments owe visitors and patrons who are legally on their premises certain legal duties. When a property owner allows dangerous conditions in public areas to injure other parties who are on their premises, they may be held liable for such injuries suffered as a result of their negligence.
NEW YORK PREMISES LIABILITY LAW
New York premises liability law presents certain challenges in proving that the property owners were responsible for the injuries sustained by the victims on their property. You will need to conduct a thorough investigation of the specific circumstances surrounding your incident. You will also need to investigate to see if any other parties, in addition to the owner of the property, can be held liable for your injuries.
At IMPACTO Law, our expert team of attorneys has the knowledge to properly investigate your claim. When necessary, we hire investigators, accident reconstructionist expert and other professionals to determine how the accident occurred and who the responsible parties are. The bottom line is that we know how to properly pursue a premises liability claim to obtain substantial compensation for our injured clients.
TYPES OF PREMISES LIABILITY
Slip or Trip and Fall Accidents
Slip or Trip and fall accidents can be extremely dangerous for those who unexpectedly catch their feet on uneven surfaces. These accidents are much more likely to occur when any of the following conditions exist:
• Slick or slippery floors
• Broken pavement
• Cracked sidewalks
• Unmarked curbs and stairs
• Uneven rugs and carpets
• Power cords
• Defective or missing handrails on stairs
• Poor maintenance of the premises, etc
• Insufficient lighting
Other premises liability in which property owners may be liable include:
• Dog bites and animal attacks
• Pool drowning
• Toxic exposure
• Inadequate security to prevent criminal assault (lack of lights or surveillance)
• Falling objects from shelves
• Fires (caused by building code violations)
• Building collapse
You Need an Experienced New York Premises Liability Attorney
At IMPACTO LAW we strongly believe that anyone who has been injured at someone’s else’s property deserves to receive compensation from responsible parties. You need a knowledgeable and experienced team of attorneys on your side fighting to protect your legal rights.
We know what it takes to properly research, investigate and prove a successful premises liability claim. We offer our injured clients the peace of mind that the legal aspect of their claim is being aggressively handled so they can focus on recovering from their injuries. If you are uncertain about whether you have a valid premises liability case, we recommend that you immediately contact our office to talk to one of our attorneys. Do not wait to make this important decision because if you fail to bring a timely claim, you may be forever barred from seeking compensation for your injuries.