New York Premises Liability Law
No one has a better understanding of the hidden hazards or external threats on a particular piece of property than its owner. When property owners invite customers or visitors onto their property, they’re making an implicit promise to those visitors that their property is safe. The legal concept of premises liability states that, if visitors are hurt while on someone else’s property, they may have a right to damages from the owner for the cost of their injuries. Learn more below about a victim’s right to compensation after an injury on someone else’s property, and contact seasoned New York attorneys on premises liability law at Dupée & Monroe as soon as possible after a slip and fall or other accident in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Hidden dangers can cause serious injuries
Property owners who invite customers to visit their business, or who invite friends over for social events, have a legal duty to keep their property safe. Owners should inspect their property on a regular basis to find any hidden hazards, such as a broken stair or spilled liquid, which could cause a visitor to slip and fall. When owners learn of outside threats, such as a string of assaults that have occurred in the neighborhood, they may need to provide a warning to their customers or provide additional lighting or security to prevent crimes from occurring on their property.
When New York property owners know about a safety hazard to visitors on their property – or when they should have known about the hazard by conducting regular inspections of the premises – and a visitor is injured by that hazard, they may be financially responsible to the accident victim for their injuries. Premises liability lawsuits can include claims for many different types of injuries, such as:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Chemical exposure injuries
- Fire injuries
- Inadequate or negligent security, resulting in physical or sexual assault
- Injuries occurring on the premises of apartment complexes
Recovering the money damages you deserve after an accident on someone else’s property in New York
Proving that an owner is liable for a visitor’s injuries in an accident on their property can be challenging. These claims often require detailed factual investigations into the circumstances of an injury, accident recreation, and expert witness testimony. Victims of these accidents need the help of skilled premises liability lawyers to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. The Hudson Valley premises liability lawyers at Dupée & Monroe have decades of experience investigating premises liability claims and filing lawsuits on behalf of victims. Our Goshen slip-and-fall lawyers are seasoned negotiators who are often able to resolve premises liability claims out of court, but who are prepared to go to trial to ensure our clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact Dupée & Monroe after a New York premises liability accident to find out if you’re a good candidate to file a claim for money damages after you’re hurt on someone else’s property.
Call our Goshen Personal Injury Attorneys after a Hudson Valley Premises Liability Accident
For a no-cost consultation after a slip-and-fall accident or other premises liability claim in New York, contact the Goshen offices of Dupée & Monroe at 845-294-8900.