When people enter the property of others in New York or elsewhere, the premises often look relatively safe. This is because it is the duty of the property owner to ensure that the property is maintained and safe for visitors or patrons. Unfortunately, some safety risks can go unnoticed. Hidden dangers can often be the cause of a serious accident, causing people to suffer injuries and damages.
Whether it is a private home, public place or city or state-owned property, it is the duty of the property owner to meet the reasonably safe standard. At our law firm we understand that a property owner's failure to meet this standard is often the cause of a premises liability incident. This could be a slip-and-fall, an object falling on a person, suffering cuts or lacerations or other similar injuries. We are dedicated to helping injured individuals in the Manhattan area, assisting them with their attempts to recover compensation for their losses.
While some people may think of a wet floor as the most common cause of a premises liability action, there are many reasons why a visitor or patron is injured because of the negligence of a property owner. Injuries could be the result of stairs, elevators or escalators in disrepair, ceilings falling, raised or broken sidewalks, inadequate lighting, open swimming pools, poor shoveling in winter, dog bites, lead pain exposure, inadequate signage around hazards or holes and other hazards at a construction site. No matter the cause, we attempt to take the time to assess the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents, helping to prove cause and liability.
To learn more, please visit our law firm's premises liability website. These incidents can happen suddenly, leaving an individual with overwhelming injuries and financial damages. While it may not be entirely clear how the accident happened, it is important to fully understand what can be done to establish cause and liability. A premises liability action could help hold a negligent property owner accountable and assist with a compensation award.