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Who is responsible for a premises liability?

New York property owners are obligated to keep visitors as safe as possible. It's important to take care of all land, dwelling, outbuildings, etc., that may pose personal safety risk to whose who visit. When an accident occurs that causes injury to one or more people, questions may surface regarding who should be held legally accountable for medical bills and other expenses related to the incident. A top priority in such situations is determining whether grounds for a premises liability claim exist.

Ins and outs of premises liabilty in New York

Every property owner has a duty toward visitors, although to what degree varies by state. Much depends on why a person who came onto a particular property was there. If an accident occurs that causes injury to the non-property owner in New York, there may be grounds for filing a premises liability lawsuit.

How gun laws might affect premises liability for business owners

In New York and elsewhere, property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to invitees. Visitors may reasonably assume they will be kept safe while on another person's property. New legislation has been proposed in another state that could bear significant impact on premises liability laws for business owners regarding this responsibility.

When holiday festivities result in premises liability

Many people in New York have been enjoying various social gatherings, shopping trips and other special events during the 2016 holiday season. For some, the delight of such festivities has been cut short when accidents have occurred that resulted in injuries. Whether a particular situation includes grounds for a premises liability claim depends on various factors.

Do you have a valid premises liability claim? We can help.

If you have been injured while on public or private property due to unsafe conditions, you may have valid grounds for a civil claim. Owners or managers of the property have the responsibility to maintain safe property conditions and provide adequate safety measures for the protection of visitors. We help people who have been injured in a slip-and-fall or other accident related to dangerous conditions seek a full recovery through premises liability claims.

Target faces premises liability claim

A woman in a different state recently claimed she was injured at a Target store last year. The injury reportedly occurred as a result of a slip-and-fall accident. She has therefore decided to file a premises liability suit against the business, which individuals in New York are entitled to do if they have been hurt on property that was not properly maintained.  

Premises liability suit filed against auctioneer, property owner

A man in a different state recently accused a property owner and auctioneer of negligence after he stepped on a rake and suffered injuries. The incident occurred in 2014. Both the property owner and auctioneer have denied liability in this premises liability claim. If a business owner in New York or elsewhere causes a guest to suffer harm due to dangerous property conditions, grounds for a civil claim for damages may exist.

Premises liability lawsuit filed against aquarium

New York business owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe for customers. If they fail to do so, they may be held financially responsible for any injuries suffered on their premises. A woman in a recent out-of-state case recently claimed she suffered an injury while touring an aquarium called Ocean World. She has filed a premises liability lawsuit against the business.

Premises liability suit filed against Popeye's restaurant

A routine trip to a restaurant in New York may lead to a trip to the hospital if a person is injured on the restaurant premises. In one recent out-of-state case, a man claimed he suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident that occurred at a Popeye's restaurant. The man has therefore filed a premises liability claim against the eatery.

Premises liability suit filed against hotel

If businesses in New York do not maintain their properties in good condition and customers are injured on their premises, these customers have the right to seek to hold these businesses accountable in civil court. In one out-of-state case, a woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit against a hotel. She allegedly suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident at the establishment.  

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