Holding Property Owners Accountable When Injuries Occur
New York laws require that property owners maintain safe conditions for visitors. If a person is injured while lawfully on public or private property due to unsafe conditions, they may be able to recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other damages through a premises liability lawsuit.
In order to recover damages in a premises liability lawsuit, it must be shown that you were lawfully on someone’s property, that the property owner’s negligence led to unsafe conditions and that those conditions caused your injury. A property owner must have known or should have known about the unsafe condition and not taken steps to adequately fix it.
At Robert A. Becher, Attorney at Law, I represent individuals throughout upstate New York who have been injured as a result of negligence or the willful disregard of unsafe conditions on the part of a property owner.
Types Of Premises Liability Cases
The most common type of premises liability case is a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident. In these cases, a property owner or manager is expected to monitor their premises, whether it is a grocery store, restaurant or another business, and repair unsafe conditions as soon as possible. Areas that are unsafe due to a spill or disrepair should be marked so as to warn visitors to be cautious.
There are many other types of premises liability cases, including:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Dog bites or other animal attacks
- Insufficient security that leads to injury or assault
- Stair, deck or balcony collapses
It is not always evident when a property owner may be held liable for an injury that occurred. That is why it is wise to call an experienced premises liability lawyer like me when you have questions about pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. I will review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of whether a lawsuit is warranted.
Of course, these cases are aggressively defended, so it is also important to enlist the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. I work with highly respected medical professionals and other experts who help me build the strongest possible cases.
Third-Party Injury Claims
Construction workers and other laborers are at risk of being injured on the job every day. In many situations, workers’ compensation covers the medical costs and a portion of the lost wages when this occurs. In situations where an injury results from the negligence of a third-party contractor or due to a defective product, a personal injury lawsuit may be warranted. A lawsuit also may be warranted if a company was aware of a dangerous condition on a worksite and did not take steps to repair it.
If you are a construction worker or laborer who has been injured, I welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and help you recover the full amount you deserve, whether that is just through a workers’ compensation claim or through a personal injury lawsuit. It may be possible to file a workers’ compensation claim and an injury lawsuit.
Schedule A Free Consultation
Prompt action after an injury accident is important. Call 518-436-9525 or use my online contact form to schedule a free consultation. I will review the facts of your case and recommend a course of action.
It is important to know that there are no upfront costs for these cases, and I only collect an attorney fee if I help you obtain a recovery.