Have you ever seen a dangerous condition on someone’s property and thought, “that’s an accident waiting to happen”? That, in a nutshell, is premises liability law. Property owners are responsible for the condition of their premises, whether that is a grocery store, apartment building or even the sidewalk in front of a store, for example. If there are conditions like uneven floors, inadequate lighting or security, slippery surfaces or other dangerous conditions, property owners could be held liable if such a condition causes someone else to suffer an injury.
Of course, this area of the law includes the commonly referenced “slip-and-fall” case. Although such incidents may not seem so bad at first, the reality is that sometimes people do suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of property owners. Broken bones and sprained wrists are common, as victims attempt to break their falls, for example. The range of other potential injuries can vary widely.
When New York residents suffer injuries due to the negligence or recklessness of a property owner, a personal injury lawsuit in the area of premises liability may be an option. Such a lawsuit could help victims recover financial compensation to cover medical bills and lost wages for time away from work, among other costs.
Exploring your options
At our law firm, we do our best to help injured victims assess their potential legal options. The financial recovery you could get in a personal injury lawsuit could make a world of difference to your finances. For more information, please visit the premises liability overview section of our law firm’s website.