You Shouldn’t Suffer Because Of Negligent Property Maintenance
By law, New York property owners and landlords are required to protect guests and customers from injuries by keeping their grounds in reasonably safe condition. This premises maintenance may include regular upkeep to repair damage, providing adequate security, installing sufficient lighting and protecting visitors from potential animal or human attack.
When needless injuries arise from the negligence of property owners, the experienced counsel of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, in Westbury, New York, can help. A personal injury lawsuit often recoups costs of medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
What Protections Do We Expect From Property Owners?
Faulty pavement, broken stairs, even inadequate lighting or security on a property all constitute dangerous conditions — hazards that property owners are required to address in a timely manner. A property owner’s obligations depend on how the property is used and what people on the property are doing there.
Property owners who invite guests to do business on the premises are called upon to inspect their grounds regularly and warn patrons of any danger.
People who are invited onto a property as friends or casual acquaintances are given slightly less protection — landlords and property owners are not required to inspect the premises regularly, but if a problem is found, they must either correct it or warn visitors
Even trespassers are owed some protection from dangerous conditions. Property owners are expected to warn trespassers of known dangers on the property.
We assist clients in a variety of premises liability cases, including those involving:
- Elevator accidents
- Slip/trip-and-fall accidents
- Damaged sidewalks
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Retail store and restaurant accidents
- Inadequate and defective maintenance
- Physical assaults in parking garages and poorly lit areas
Distinguished Personal Injury Counsel Since 1952
Following any type of accident in New York – whether on a flight of stairs or in a public restaurant – it’s important to seek the help of a premises liability lawyer who has the resources and skill to investigate your claim, protect your legal interests and help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
With roots dating back to 1952, Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for being one of the most trusted personal injury law firms in New York.