New York City Premises Liability
According to a New York City Premises Liability Lawyer any accident that occurs due to a dangerous condition involves the legal concept of premises liability. A landowner has a duty to maintain their premises and ensure a safe environment for anyone who enters their property. Premises Liability can involve a slip and fall accident on loose stairs for example, or a fall because of a slippery or uneven surface. A construction accident, or even failing to provide appropriate security can involve a premises liability issue. The injuries caused in these instances can be serious, and can involve a Broken Bone, a head injury or Spinal Injury. If you or a family member has been involved in an accident due to the negligence of another party, contact a New York City Premises Liability Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates for guidance. You or a loved one could be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries that can include pain and suffering, reimbursement for medical bills, and loss of income if you are unable to work.
This issue can arise in many different contexts. Banks, hospitals, stores and other locations open to the public all have the duty to maintain a safe environment. While all property owners have a duty to ensure that their property is safe, the laws vary from one state to the next. The level of care the property owner is required to take is determined by how a person coming onto the property is classified. A person can be classified as a licensee, invitee or a trespasser. The most common classification is an invitee. This is where a person is invited onto the property. On the other hand, if a person enters a property for their own purposes, they are considered a licensee. If a party enters without permission, they are classified as a trespasser.
These accidents can occur in shopping malls, grocery stores and any other public property. These accidents are commonly seen in:
- Sidewalk falls
- Unsafe building injuries
- Providing negligent security
- Retail/restaurant negligence
For the landowner, ensuring the safety of the property includes not only geographical details, but can also include things like having toxic chemicals on a property, or in some cases, there can be liability for a third party criminal act. Premises Liability laws are complex, so it is always important to speak with a New York Injury Lawyer for guidance.
If you have been injured on the property of another, contact our legal team for guidance. They will offer you a free consultation and ensure that your rights are protected. Whether you have a premises liability issue, or have been hurt in a Car Accident or a work related Construction Accident, they can help. They have offices located throughout the New York area, including locations in Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. They also have locations in Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island, and Westchester County. Call today for an appointment at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW.