Premises Liability and Slip & Fall Attorneys in New York City
A property owner must keep the premises safe for visitors. This may be a private home, an apartment complex, a store, or another public place where people are expected and invited. We have extensive experience in handling these types of cases. To investigate a claim we will inquire about the location and the nature of the defect which caused the injury. Often, quick action is called for and you should photograph the accident location so evidence is preserved.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York premise liability law firm.
One particular type of premises liability is a slip and fall accident, also known as a trip and fall accident. There are many dangerous conditions which can happen causing a serious injury in just an instant. This can be a foreign substance on a floor, uneven steps, icy areas, and dangerous doors.
Falling objects are another hazard. This is commonly seen in "big box" stores. We have all seen how high products can be stacked on pallets. Amazingly, store employees are actually transporting and storing items while customers are shopping. Items are often stacked above shoppers by forklifts. Improperly stored items shift and then fall on customers. This happens with no warning to customers who have no chance to escape. Another form of premises liability arises from dangerous pets, particularly dogs. Pet owners are under a duty to keep dangerous pets restrained. Serious and disfiguring injuries can arise from pet-related injuries. Children are especially susceptible to dog attacks.
Particular attention must be paid when injuries occur on the property of government entities. Some entities require notice of the injury within a short time of the accident. Without that notice, the claim may be forever barred. We will investigate this issue immediately in premises liability cases.
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If you are facing a legal problem in one of our practice areas, please contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability law firm. Our law office is conveniently located in a brownstone in Midtown Manhattan located at 113 East 37th Street.