New York Premises Liability Lawyer
What You Need To Know
Under the law of premises liability, a construction site has an obligation to keep its premises safe for workers and pedestrians. Likewise, a property owner has a responsibility to guests or neighbors to keep the property safe. Premises liability refers to a lawsuit against a property owner for injuries sustained on that person’s property due to the property owner’s negligence or intentional conduct. If you have been injured as a result of unsafe premises, you may need a New York premises liability lawyer.
A property owner can be held liable for damages if he or she fails to maintain reasonably safe conditions, or warn you of any potential hazards, and an injury results. Damages may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of current and potential wages, and other damages.
Premises liability cases often depend heavily on the circumstances surrounding the accident. For example, the owner of a jewelry shop who does not provide proper security despite knowing that he or she is doing business in a community with a high crime rate may be held liable if a customer falls victim to a violent act. Injuries because of certain equipment on property, such as on a construction site or at a business, are a common source of our premises liability cases. This can include both workers and visitors who are injured in warehouses, construction sites, or oilfields because of forklifts, cranes or other heavy equipment.
Premises liability also includes such accidents as slipping on a substance on the floor that should have been cleaned up (slip and fall), tripping over an object in the walkway (trip-and-fall), attacks by other dangerous animals, chemical exposure, poisoning, asphyxiation, equipment failure, inadequate security (resulting in assault), construction accidents, and oilfield accidents.
Not Everyone is Eligible for Compensation
Not everyone who suffers an injury on someone else’s property will necessarily be eligible for compensation. In order to file a successful premises liability claim, you must be able to demonstrate negligence on the part of the property owner or the party commissioned to act on behalf of the property owner. For example, a patron of a grocery store who slips and falls on a wet floor will have a difficult time showing negligence if he or she ignored clearly posted warning signs.
Likewise, if that patron slips and falls immediately after another patron spills some liquid, leaving no opportunity for the store’s employees to attend to the spill, the owners of the property will most likely not share liability. However, if the slip and fall occurs due to a spill that the store’s employees knew about but failed to respond to, there may be grounds for a strong premises liability case.
How Our Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help
At David Resnick & Associates, P.C., each of our attorneys understand that premises liability covers a comprehensive range of suits for injuries caused by a property owner’s failure to warn, maintain and correct situations on public and private premises. Many times the owner of property, learning of an injury, will go out and conduct a repair. They do this for two reasons: to eliminate evidence, and to make sure no one else gets injured.
New York Premises Liability Lawyer
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of a property owner, we would like to hear from you. The key to a successful slip and fall or trip and fall accident claim at the law offices of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., is the careful screening of your case by an experienced NYC premises liability attorneys, and the immediate investigation of the circumstances to establish a link between your injuries and the negligent conditions that caused them.
Contact a New York Premises Liability Lawyer
If you contact our firm, you will talk to David Resnick, who is an experienced New York premises liability lawyer, directly about your situation. If we can be of help to you or your loved ones, we would enjoy the opportunity to acquaint you with our work.
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