If the property of a business in New York features a hazard that leads to a patron’s injuries, the property owner may be financially responsible for the damages that accrue. In another state, a woman claimed that she was hurt after tripping on a sidewalk at a filling station. The woman filed a premises liability claim against the establishment.
The injury accident reportedly happened as the woman was leaving the general store. According to the woman’s complaint, she did not know that an offset was present between the parking lot and the front sidewalk. A safety line that was painted was present in the area. However, according to the suit, this line was not visible from the front of the store.
Because of the claimed property hazard, the woman fell and broke two bones in her lower leg and ankle. The woman claimed that there were not any warning signs in the area. Following her fall, she was transported to the hospital and had to undergo several surgeries. Reportedly, she continues to face ongoing medical costs.
Those who are hurt on a dangerous property in the state of New York have the right to file premises liability claims against the allegedly responsible establishment, seeking a judgment for monetary damages incurred. A thorough understanding of what facts have to be proved will likely be important to prevail in this type of civil court litigation. Once liability is established by a preponderance of the evidence, the court will adjudicate claims for damages.
Source: wvrecord.com, “Customer blames broken bones on allegedly inadequate signage“, Robert Hadley, May 17, 2016