Imagine all the places you visit every day: hotels, shopping centers, businesses, apartments, and even your own home. When you step foot onto someone else’s property, you have faith that the area is safe. However, as is all too often the case in New York, people trip and fall or have other injuries while on someone else’s property. New York property owners have a responsibility to make their environment safe for others. If they fail to do so and there is an injury, they are considered negligent and you may be entitled to compensation.
There are many different kinds of incidents that fall into the umbrella of premises liability accidents. Some examples include injuries relating or due to structural design flaws, unsafe conditions, environmental hazards, and/or improper traffic patterns Other types of cases may involve defective elevators and escalators, or A negligent security guard who may be found to be responsible and liable for a serious crime or attack which could have been prevented either by reasonable security conduct or better security conditions or lighting.
Additional common incidents involving premises liabilities include:
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Weather hazards that are not corrected, such as snow/ice on walkways
- Broken or cracked sidewalks
- Broken or unleveled, worn down steps
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Bad Lighting
- Lead poisoning
- Dog Bites
Victims of premises liabilities often receive permanent injuries and might need subsequent care, in order to take corrective action. If you are the victim of another property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages, and/or pain and suffering. Contact the law offices of Garber Legal to learn more about your legal rights and options. We will be more than happy to evaluate your case during a free and confidential consultation to determine the best way to pursue your claims while protecting and maximizing your legal interests.