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Premises Liability Archives

Guiding you through a premises liability action

New Yorkers enter private and public property with little to no thought about the safety of the property. One often presumes it is safe to enter property, and they will not run into any risks or dangers while on these premises. Unfortunately, property owners can fail to maintain reasonably safe premises. This could result in serious harms to a visitor, giving rise to a premises liability claim.

Common reasons for slip and fall accidents outside

Businesses in New York try to please their customers as many businesses rely on customers to come to their stores and buy their products. So, they take pride in making sure that the store is welcoming, the service is good and people like their experience, so they come again and tell friends and family about the store. This means that store owners also have an interest in ensuring that their customers are also safe in their stores.

What is an "attractive nuisance"?

In New York and other cities across the nation, residents and visitors are compelled to enter various properties based on different factors. It is not only the purpose of the property, such as a store, restaurant or place of service, it is also what the outside looks like that brings people in. Much like advertisements and signs bring in adults to certain properties, certain factors can attract children to properties as well. In some cases, it is dangerous factors or hidden dangers that cause children to enter certain properties, which could be classified as attractive nuisances.

Potential damages in a premises liability lawsuit

Most people in New York do not like being injured and therefore take steps to ensure that they will not suffer one. This means that they may not take unnecessary risks, drive safely, pay attention to their surroundings when they are out in public or in stores and take other precautions. However, there are situations when even the safest people can suffer injuries through no fault of their own. This is because those around them act negligently and cause accidents.

Seeking compensation in a premises liability action

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.

Common accidents that occur while people are shopping

Online shopping is becoming a more popular way to shop in New York, but many people still go to physical stores in order to buy many of the items that they need. People still go to grocery stores for food, convenience stores, department stores for clothing, hardware stores, big box stores like Home Depot and many others. While in these stores they usually are focused on the items that they need to purchase, and are unaware that there are various dangers that can injure them.

How can you prove fault in a slip and fall accident?

For residents in New York, they do not often think about the potential injuries they could suffer when they enter the property of others. He or she is often focused on what they seek to buy when they enter a store, doing business at a company, enjoying food at a restaurant or spending time with a friend at their home. However, dangers could exist at these public and private places, and it is up to the property owner to remove or guard against these dangers. Thus, when a slip and fall occurs, and injured victim often questions whether it was the fault of the property owner.

Filing premises liability claims against the city

People in New York leave their homes almost every day. Once they leave their homes, they most likely walk or travel on both private and public property. When on these other properties they expect that they will be safe and that the owners of the various properties will fix damage or at least warn people of potential dangers. Unfortunately this does not always happen though and people suffer injuries on both public and private property.

The notice requirement for liability in slip-and-fall cases

There are many ways that people injure themselves in New York and most people will be injured at some point in time. Some of these injuries are caused by the person's own negligence, but in many other situations, people are injured because of other people's negligence. This could be a car accident caused by a driver who ran a red light, a doctor's mistake during a surgery, a property owner's failure to keep their property safe and other reasons.

How can you prove liability in a slip-and-fall action?

We all enter the property of others. This could be the neighbor's house, an office building, the grocery store, the post office or a restaurant. When visitors enter these properties, one is under the impression that they safe to enter and remain at these locations. Unfortunately, if a property owner does not take steps to protect against such injuries, it is possible to hold them responsible for any injuries that arise from an accident occurring on their property.

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