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What is premises liability?

What is premises liability?

Friday, February 24th, 2012

When a property owner fails to maintain the safety of their premises – or when they do not warn visitors of potential hazards – they can be held responsible for any injuries a person suffers in a premises liability case. Some examples of common premises liability cases include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Construction accidents that injure visitors
  • Assaults due to inadequate security

Premises liability generally applies to hazardous conditions on the property. For example, an iced-over sidewalk or spilled food on the floor of a grocery store are both dangerous conditions that fall under premises liability law. However, if a property visitor is injured by an activity, the court must determine whether or not the victim used reasonable care when engaging in the activity.

When you pursue a premises liability case, property owners will commonly attempt to prove that you were at fault for your own injuries. Without the help of an experienced premises liability attorney, it can be difficult to prove that your injuries were the direct result of the property owner’s negligence.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a premises liability accident, please contact experienced Bronx premises liability lawyer Charles N. Rock today to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent premises liability victims throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn,Queens, Manhattan Poughkeepsie and Kinston areas of New York.
Category: Construction Accidents
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