Bronx Premises Liability Attorney
When you are shopping, visiting with a physician or attending a concert, you expect to be safe while on someone else’s premises. However, thousands of people are injured every year because of accidents which occur in public locations. If you are one of the victims of these types of accidents, a premises liability lawyer can ensure you are reimbursed for medical costs, lost wages and other financial damages.
Premises Liability Law
A property owner has a responsibility to ensure their property is safe when they have invited other people to visit. Premises liability occurs when a property owner has failed to ensure their property is safe for visitors. Wet floors, poor security and dangerous staircases can cause visitors to a facility to lose their balance, be assaulted or suffer from broken bones and other serious injuries. Liability for injuries can also involve public playgrounds, personal property as well as dangerous public sidewalks.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Accidents sometimes happen and regardless of how well properties are maintained, some people fall and are injured. Unfortunately, in many cases, it is not because someone simply was clumsy, instead it is because the property owner failed to take the proper precautions. Some of the common types of accidents that can occur include:
Victims are injured because a floor was wet and there were no warning signs indicating there was a hazard. These types of accidents also occur when property and business owners neglect to properly clear their sidewalks of snow and ice.
Animal Bites and Attacks
When you are visiting a home and the owner’s dog attacks you and causes serious wounds which could cause scarring.
Poorly lit stairways, broken handrails, and inconsistent stair sizes can cause serious falls on stairways.
Assaults and Rapes
Parking lots, parking garages, and large pieces of property that are poorly lit or have no security can be dangerous areas.
Where Can Accidents Happen?
Accidents can happen in any location but some of the more common areas where people suffer personal injury include shopping centers, parking garages and public playgrounds.
- Shopping centers – Merchandise falling from shelves, untended and unmarked wet areas can cause serious injury to shoppers.
- Parking garages – Poorly lit parking garages that offer no security can be perfect hiding spots for muggers and those who wish to inflict bodily injury on strangers.
- Public playgrounds – Poorly maintained playground equipment, unattended swimming pools and other hazards found on a playground can result in a child being seriously injured.
- Other public areas – In some cases, victims who have suffered illnesses because of toxic fumes, fallen because of poorly maintained stairwells or accidents involving poorly maintained elevators.
Determining Fault in Bronx Premises Liability Cases
Before a liability case can proceed with your case, they must be able to demonstrate that a property owner was at fault. For example, if you are in a supermarket and the person in the aisle with you drops a bottle of vinegar and you fall, the owner of the market is not responsible because they could not have known the floor was wet. However, if a floor was washed an hour ago and water has pooled in a certain area and it remains unmarked, they may be liable for your injuries.
Regardless of what types of injuries you have suffered, you have the right to be compensated for your medical care, lost wages and follow-up care. If you have been injured on someone else’s property and you believe the accident could have been prevented had they exercised proper care, contact Attorney Ivan M. Diamond, a Bronx premises liability lawyer at 877-960-1702 immediately. Under New York laws, you have only two years to file a suit and the sooner you meet with an attorney, the sooner you can recover financially from your losses.
The Law Offices of Ivan M. Diamond888 Grand Concourse #1L Bronx, NY 10451 Phone: (718) 588-2000 Ivan M. Diamond is available for home and hospital visits, as well as weekend and evening appointments.
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