Injuries Caused By Inadequate Signage Around Hazards
We’ve all seen warning cones and signs around wet floors, potholes and other hazards. The warnings signs are there for a reason. Property owners have a duty to warn guests of unsafe conditions and to take steps to make repairs.
At Marder, Eskesen & Nass, Attorneys at Law, in Midtown Manhattan, we are here to hold property owners accountable when they fail in their duty to prevent injuries to guests. No matter how you were injured, we offer a free case evaluation. Call us at 800-588-1579 today to talk to one of our lawyers.
Responsibilities Of Property Owners
Property owners in New York have a duty to ensure that their buildings, adjoining sidewalks and other grounds are reasonably safe for guests. This responsibility may extend to businesses that lease or manage the property. This area of law is known as premises liability.
Property owners who become aware of an unsafe condition have a legal duty to:
- Warn guests of the unsafe condition
- Take steps to get the unsafe condition fixed
If the property owner fails to do so, and you are injured as a result, the property owner may be liable for damages you have suffered. Those damages can be significant, especially if you suffer a serious injury such as a broken bone, head injury, back injury or torn ligaments.
Our lawyers handle cases involving:
- Inadequate signage around hazards
- Missing signs for hazards
- No warning of hazard zones
Case results: Our lawyers recovered $480,000 for a customer at a Manhattan retail store who fell on a slippery floor. See more verdicts and settlements.