The Basic Premise Of Premises Liability
When someone owns property, they are responsible for keeping that property safe for anyone who may enter it. This means that if you’re on someone else’s property and get hurt, you may be able to pursue compensation. Premises liability law is complicated, and you may need the assistance of an experienced, attentive lawyer.
The attorneys at Toresco & Simonelli Attorneys At Law have a combined 30 years of experience pursuing personal injury claims in West Islip and all over Long Island. Our lawyers understand the difficulties ahead of you after an accident and fight for what you deserve.
What Does Premises Liability Look Like?
“Injuries on another person’s property” is a vague term to most people. While, in a sense, any injury could be the basis for a claim, most premises cases fall under one of these categories:
- Trip-and-fall accidents: Obstructions, wet floors and unstable walking surfaces in private homes and public places like grocery stores are hazards that can lead to injuries and suffering for you.
- Falls on snow and ice: Winters in New York can be cold and icy, turning standard sidewalks into slippery hazards. Regular ice and snow removal is essential to safety.
- Landlord neglect: When you rent a home, your landlord is responsible for ensuring that all fixtures are correctly installed, all lights work and the steps are solid. Their failure to do so turns your home into an accident waiting to happen.
- Falling ceilings: New York homes, more often than not, are older. The buildings have character. However, “character” can also mean age on essential parts of the construction. Ceiling collapses are common, and the injuries are nothing to ignore.
You have a right to exist in your environment without worrying about your safety; it’s the least a property owner can do. If they don’t, then you’ll be left with significant pain and devastating medical bills.
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