If you or someone close to you has been injured on a dangerous property, a premises liability attorney at Dansker & Aspromonte can help. We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for injury victims throughout New York. New York property owners are responsible for keeping their buildings and premises safe. When they cause or fail to prevent hazards or do not eliminate existing hazards, innocent people can be seriously injured.
Owners of buildings from small residences to the largest buildings and skyscrapers are liable for all defects on their property if they create a dangerous condition, or if a dangerous or hazardous condition existed for a long enough time that they should have known of it and taken care of it but failed to do so. Apartment accidents are common in NYC.
Responsibility for New York City Sidewalks and Streets
The City of New York is the owner of the sidewalks, streets and curbs. As such, it is responsible to maintain them in a safe condition. However, slip and fall accidents occur often and if you are injured due to a defect, such as a hole or crack on a public street, you can only sue the City of New York if:
- The City had prior written notice of the defective condition, filed with the proper agency at least 15 days before the accident occurred, or
- The City or someone on its behalf actually caused or created the condition that led to the injury
However, owners of buildings greater than 3 family residences, smaller buildings that are not exclusively residential, and commercial buildings are charged with the duty to maintain the sidewalk in front of their premises in a reasonably safe condition and are responsible for injuries caused by their failure to do so.
Owners of 1, 2 or 3 family dwellings used exclusively for residential purposes are not responsible for maintaining the public sidewalk, but there are exceptions:
- The owner is liable for defective or dangerous conditions caused or created by the owner or someone working on behalf of the owner;
- The owner is responsible for areas where the owner makes a special use of the sidewalk, such as a driveway.
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, our premises liability lawyers are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-732-2929 to speak with an experienced New York City premises liability lawyer.
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We have a great deal of experience with Premises Liability cases, and we will welcome your inquiries and questions about these matters. To schedule a free consultation with a Premises Liability attorney, contact us online or call 212-732-2929.