According to New York Law, business owners and lessees have a legal obligation to their customers and others lawfully visiting their premises to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. With years of experience in litigating premises liability actions, the New York premises liability attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. are ready to fight for your rightful compensation.
Private property owners and lessees may also be held legally responsible for personal injuries which occur on their property. New York premises liability cases include but are not limited to:
- Inadequate security leading to assault, rape or murder
- Inadequate lighting
- Tripping hazards
- Slipping hazards
- Inadequate and defective maintenance of building and property
- Sidewalk accidents
- Accidents in commercial and residential building
- Elevator accidents
Slip and fall or trip and fall cases, can initially appear simple, however, these cases require a lot of attention to detail on the part of the attorney representing an injured victim. Simply because a person is injured on another person’s property or on the premises of a commercial property does not guarantee that a lawsuit may be successfully brought.
An injured plaintiff in New York is required to prove that the property owner or lessee either caused the defective or unsafe condition or they knew or should have known that there was a defective or unsafe condition on the property. Additionally, a plaintiff must prove that this condition was a substantial factor in causing the injury. Another important factor that usually arises in these cases is the degree of responsibility for the accident by the injured party, also known as contributory or comparative negligence, which could reduce a recovery or prevent one in its entirety. Immediate investigation into these incidents is imperative so that the case is successful.
We offer the time, attention, and expertise necessary to successfully litigate and prevail on behalf of our New York clients.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. are eager to help and discuss your concerns with you. There is no charge for the consultation. Please feel free to call us at (212) 233-6400 or contact us online.