The risk of injury due to unsafe property is high, especially in New York. Sidewalk and lighting conditions are often less than ideal. There are often issues with snow and ice, falling objects, and wet surfaces as well.
Slips, trips, and falls are common factors in premises liability. The focus may also be burns, dog bites, exposure to chemicals and fumes, electrocution, or lack of a clear warning.
What Is Premises Liability?
If a personal injury was caused by the property owner’s negligence, this party can be held liable for damages. This pertains to unsafe conditions or something defective that could have been corrected, was not, and then contributed to an injury. Premises liability cases vary depending on the nature of the incident and injury severity.
Who Is Eligible?
All you need is proof of negligence and unsafe conditions which caused you to get hurt. During the investigation, it will be determined whether you were breaking any laws, or not, and if you were there by invitation or another agreement. Trespassing doesn’t necessarily exclude you from holding a property owner liable.
How Is the Victim’s Compensation Determined?
There can be multiple factors involved. Even if negligence wasn’t the only cause, your legal team can help you get compensated. The testimony of different parties involved, documentation of expense, or proof your life has been adversely affected are extremely important at this stage.
The actions taken immediately after a personal injury can affect eligibility for compensation. For more facts, continue reading and contact The Dearie Law Firm, P.C.