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In New York, property owners are responsible for providing reasonably safe conditions for welcome visitors to their property. When they fail to do this and someone is hurt, a premises liability suit may be warranted to secure relief for the victim. These legal actions are most commonly filed after slip (or trip) and fall accidents.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by dangerous conditions on a residential or commercial property, The Williams Law Firm, P.C. is ready to hear from you. Our dedicated and knowledgeable New York personal injury lawyer is well-versed in the laws that govern these claims and has recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been hurt due to the actions of others.
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Understanding Premises Liability
In New York, property owners owe something called "duty of care" to all welcome visitors to their property. Essentially, duty of care is the responsibility to maintain safe conditions, warn visitors of any dangers, and reasonably responded to any new or ongoing hazards. When we see floor cones and signs in supermarkets warning us of wet tile, for instance, this is an example of the supermarket meeting their duty of care responsibilities.
Duty of care is not owed to everyone. For example, trespassers are almost always not owed duty of care. So if you have entered a premises illegally and are hurt, property owners are usually not legally obligated to provide compensation for any resulting medical expenses.
It is also important to note that it is up to slip and fall victims to demonstrate the property owner's liability in their case. Typically, this means establishing and illustrating three key points.
Key points in a premises liability claim include:
- That the plaintiff was owed duty of care
- That the property owner failed to provide safe conditions
- That the property owner's failure led directly to the plaintiff's injury
If you believe that your accident satisfies these requirements, then it is likely that you have some claim to compensation. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our New York slip & fall attorney knows how to document and assert the circumstances in these cases and ensure that our clients are given the consideration and recognition they deserve before the law.
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