Some examples of dangerous conditions might include broken sidewalks, raised or uneven flooring, and broken steps or defects on stairways. According to the New York Bar Association (NYSBA), property owners are required to “use reasonable care to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition” as well as provide those who enter with a warning of any unsafe conditions that might exist.
Property owners who fail to ensure their premises are safe or provide visitors with a warning could potentially be held liable to compensate the victim for the damages caused by their negligence.
Holding a Property Owner Liable for an Accident that Occurs on Their Property
While some property owners might assume that they owe no duty of care to the public and are not required to warn visitors of any unsafe conditions that exist on their premises, this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
However, to receive compensation from a property owner’s insurance company for your injuries and resulting damages, you will first need to prove that an unsafe or dangerous condition existed that the owner was aware of or should have been aware of. You will also need to show that it was the unsafe or dangerous condition that was a cause of your injuries. Because this can be quite difficult to do, you should enlist the help of an experienced premises liability lawyer at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates.
Property owners are often unwilling to accept the blame for an accident that occurs on their property. Some might refute the claims that are made against them, while others may try and blame you for getting hurt while on their property. There are many legal challenges you are likely to face in a premises liability case, but a lawyer from our office can walk you through the process.
Examples of Dangerous Conditions that Qualify for a Premises Liability Claim
The following dangerous conditions might entitle you to file a premises liability claim:
Properties in New York are required to be constructed and maintained in a reasonably safe condition and in compliance with state and city regulations. If property owners allowed their premises to contain defective or dangerous conditions, they could potentially be held liable for any accidents that occur on their property due to the defective or dangerous condition.
Improperly constructed or maintained stairways that contain tripping hazards, improper step heights, or a lack of handrails are some examples of structural defects.
Wet or Slippery Floors
When you walk into a building, business, or restaurant, you don’t imagine yourself slipping and falling on a wet substance. You suspect that the owner, operator, or anyone else who is in charge has maintained and checked for any unsafe conditions prior to you entering the property.
Sadly, some property owners and/or operators fail to inspect their premises regularly or take proper steps to ensure that slippery, wet, or other dangerous conditions are not putting their customers at risk.
Contact an Attorney at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates After Your Premises Liability Accident
If you suffered injuries while on public or private property in New York, you may have a valid claim that entitles you to compensation. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we provide legal advice and guidance to anyone who was injured on someone else’s property. This includes property belonging to a landlord or business owner.
If you were injured, sexually assaulted, or harmed in any other way because a property owner failed to ensure their premises were safe, you may have a valid reason for filing a premises liability claim. To find out if a property owner in New York can be held liable for compensating you for the injuries you suffered on their premises, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today.