Orange County Premises Liability Lawyers
Premises liability refers to a broad area of law allowing people who have been injured as the result of a dangerous property condition to recover compensation for their injuries and damages. The most common type of premises liability claim is a slip and fall accident, but premises liability can also include, dog bites, false arrest and injuries caused as a result of an intoxicated individual’s negligence and the failure to provide adequate security. The attorneys at Dupée & Monroe, P.C. in Goshen have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury matters, including litigation arising out of dangerous premises, slip and fall accidents, negligent supervision of minors, accidents involving minors and the use of four wheelers or snow mobiles and injuries caused by intoxicated individuals.
Experienced Hudson Valley Slip and Fall Lawyers
At first glance, premises liability cases often seem straightforward, but experienced lawyers know that premises liability cases are often complex and difficult to prove. The strength of a claim will vary significantly depending on factors such as the victim’s purpose for being on the property, how the injury occurred, whether the property owner or manager was aware of the hazard, whether the hazard was created by the property owner and what evidence is available. The attorney’s at Dupée & Monroe, P.C. have extensive experience with premises liability claims, and have the knowledge and resources to successfully bring a claim against private property owners, such as homeowners, employers and businesses, as well as public properties, including cities, counties and the State of New York.
It is a common misconception that slip and falls result in relatively minor injuries. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, falls are the primary cause of traumatic brain injuries. Falls involving steps and a ladder are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, particularly in seniors and young children. Falls can also result in spinal cord injuries, fractures and even death.
Property owners and managers have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the premises and keep their property free of hazardous conditions that are dangerous to visitors or the public. Accidents resulting from an unsafe property condition can occur almost anywhere, such as retail stores, grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, public walkways, schools, stadiums, amusement parks, construction sites, hospitals, apartment buildings and homes.
Examples of unsafe conditions potentially leading to serious injury or death include:
- Spilled water or liquid on floors
- Broken staircases or handrails
- Negligent supervision
- Cracked tiles or pavement, or uneven carpet or flooring
- Snow or ice on walkways
- Inadequate lighting
- Negligent construction
- Poor upkeep & maintenance
- Negligent entrustment or supervision of minors in the operation or use of four wheelers, snowmobiles or other potentially dangerous equipment
- Injury caused by an intoxicated social guest
- Structure fire
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Gas leaks
- Toxic or oil spills
- Dog bites or dangerous animals
- Falling and unsecured objects
- Building code violations
Contact Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers in Goshen for Help
The attorneys at Dupée & Monroe, P.C. have decades of experience helping people who were hurt as a result of a dangerous property condition. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in Goshen, the Hudson Valley or anywhere in New York, contact Dupée & Monroe, P.C. today for a free consultation and immediate assistance. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees until we collect compensation on your behalf.