Owning property comes with certain responsibilities. This can include both management and maintenance. Property responsibility is not optional, and it isn’t just about having a publicly appealing and comfortable property. The responsibility of the owner is to make sure the premise is safe for all guests. As an owner, you are responsible for fixing any broken or hazardous items on the property. This can include fixing a broken handrail, stairs, or flooring, or displaying a sign for wet floors. When a property isn’t being properly kept, it can lead to dangerous scenarios for all that are involved.
If you or a loved one gets injured on the premise of a property because the owners did not meet their obligation to keep the property safe, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain or loss. You should not have to pay medical bills, face financial grief from the loss of work, or suffer from loss of mobility from an injury due to the negligence of someone else. If you have been injured due to such negligence, reach out to us at Tannenbaum, Bellantone & Silver, P.C. and see how we can help.
What is premise liability?
Premise liability is a form of personal injury that typically occurs when you or a loved one, claims to be affected by the dangerous conditions of a property and believes the owner should be held responsible.
What you need to prove for your case:
Depending on where you are, the elements required for your premise liability case may vary. Essentially though, when proving premise liability is warranted, you will need the following:
- The person you are claiming caused the injury either owns occupies or leases the property.
- Negligence was present on the property.
- You, or a loved one, were harmed.
- The negligence of the defendant was the main factor in causing harm to you or a loved one.
Common types of injuries:
The most common types of injuries that occur in premise accidents include:
- Slips and Falls.
- Defective Stairs.
- Poor Escalator and Elevator Maintenance.
- Balcony, Deck, or Ceiling Negligence.
While premise liability is not limited to the above accidents, they are extremely common. In these situations where the negligence of the property owner causes you to suffer, we can help you gain some financial compensation and get back on your feet. Often in these cases, you will be up against major insurance companies, state or local governments, or major corporations which can be intimidating, but our New York premises accident attorneys are dedicated to fight for you and your family and help you get what you are owed.