Premises Liability

We represent people who have suffered injuries on other peoples’ property. These types of cases fall under the branch of law known as “premises liability”.

In New York, owners and occupiers of land owe a general duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition in view of all the circumstances, including the likelihood of injury to others, the seriousness of the injury, and the burden of avoiding the risk.

In order to recover for a premises-related accident, a plaintiff must prove the following:

  1. the premises were not reasonably safe;
  2. the defendant was negligent in not keeping the premises in a reasonably safe condition; and
  3. the defendant’s negligence in allowing the unsafe condition to exist was a substantial factor in causing plaintiff’s injury.

Some common types of situations giving rise to such cases include:

  • Slips/Trips and Falls
  • Defective escalators
  • Defective elevators
  • Faulty or inadequate lighting
  • Fires
  • Stair collapse
  • Porch collapse
  • Inadequate security
  • Assault/battery by company employee (e.g., bouncer or security guard)
  • Falling objects

If you have been injured on another’s property, feel free to contact us for a free consultation to discuss whether you may have a case.

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