If you’re familiar with the phrase “premises liability” at all, it probably brings to mind a lawsuit against as store where someone slipped in a spilled fountain drink or an action against a neighbor whose unsalted porch resulted in a nasty fall over the winter. While slip and fall cases represent one common type of premises liability case, the field of law is much broader.
The type of suit known as a “slip and fall” case typically arises when faulty maintenance causes someone to slip or trip and fall on another person’s property, sustaining injuries. While spilled soda and failed snow and ice removal are common causes of slip and fall injuries, any negligence that leads to a fall can form the basis for this type of case. Some other examples include:
While most of us have slipped or tripped at some point in our lives and easily shaken it off, some slip and fall injuries can be serious. In fact, falls are a leading cause of accidental death in adults, particularly those 55 and older.
Most premises liability claims are maintenance and design related. This encompasses a wide range of injuries sustained through many different events. Some types of negligence that may lead to injury and premises liability claims include:
To provide more concrete examples, some cases of this type that Dansker & Aspromonte has handled include:
A less common but no less serious type of premises liability case involves the failure of a property owner to take reasonable precautions against known risks from outside sources. One of the most common involves criminal activity on the property that could have been prevented by reasonable precautions. For example, this type of claim might arise if the owner/operator of a 24-hour retail store is aware that there have been several robberies outside local stores at night, but fails to implement security procedures such as outdoor lighting, security cameras, and warnings to customers.
New York slip and fall lawyers and other premises liability attorneys can be an invaluable asset after you’ve sustained an injury on someone else’s property. Take the first step toward protecting your rights today by scheduling a free consultation. Just call (844) 469-5291.