When you visit someone’s property, you don’t expect to be injured. That’s because you have a reasonable expectation that they will provide a level of security and maintenance that keeps you safe during your visit. Property owners and property managers are expected to maintain their property in such a way that it is reasonably safe for visitors; that’s just a part of being a property owner/manager. If the owner’s negligence results in an injury to your or your loved one, the owner or manager can be (and should be) held responsible. Premises liability law ensures that those property owners that don’t take reasonable measures to ensure your safety can be sued. Common liability issues that result in injuries on property include:

  • Inadequate security on the property
  • Not enough lighting on sidewalks and in stairwells
  • Slippery pavement that hasn’t been cleared of ice or snow
  • Loose tiles or carpet that cause tripping hazards
  • Elevators that aren’t working correctly
  • Wet floors that do not have warning signs
  • Failure to cover or warn visitors about known hazards

Physical injuries from slip and falls can be serious and include concussion and traumatic brain injury, broken fingers, hands, wrists, ankles, femurs, and knees,Torn muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue damages. If you were injured on someone else’s property due to one of these reasons or other negligent actions, you should contact an experienced personal injury and premises liability lawyer as soon as possible. They may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries.

Have You Been the Victim of Negligence on the Part of a Property Owner?

There are several elements that need to be considered when determining whether or not you have a valid case against a property owner for your injuries. The property owner needs to have known about the potential risk and done nothing to prevent it, fix it, or warn you about it. For instance, if they knew it had snowed recently and they failed to clear their walkways of ice or snow despite having had ample time to do so, they could be liable for the injuries that you sustained when you slipped and fell. Finally, their failure to act needs to have resulted in an injury. If it did, they may be liable for the damages you’ve experienced. That means you may be able to take them to court and receive compensation to help cover the expenses from your injuries, including medical bills, lost time at work, and additional pain and suffering.

We Offer Free Premises Liability Consultations in New York

The Albany-based law firm of Girvin & Ferlazzo offers free consultations to injury victims. If you’ve been hurt on someone’s property due to their negligence, it’s important that you speak with our team as soon as possible. We’ll help you determine whether or not you have a case and help you move forward in the pursuit of compensation. Our lawyers know what it takes to win a case like yours and we’re here to fight for you. Don’t let someone else’s negligence destroy your life. Get the fair compensation that you deserve. Start your case with us today.