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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.

If a property owner fails to exercise due care to keep visitors safe, a person who slips and falls on a wet floor, is hit by a falling object or otherwise suffers bodily harm on the premises may be seek legal accountability against all parties deemed responsible. Regardless of whether the incident occurred on commercial property, at a private residence or in a government building, an injured victim can seek the entry of a monetary judgment against a negligent property owner. To begin the process,  it is often helpful to consult with an experienced attorney.

A skilled attorney can investigate an incident to identify all possible sources of liability. Clarification of the laws that govern such matters may also be sought. One can also rely on an attorney to assess what damages may be included in a particular claim.

At Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP,  in New York, our attorneys are prepared to remain by your side throughout the entire process of helping you obtain full monetary recovery for your losses. If you believe a property owner should be held legally accountable through a premises liability claim for failure to remove ice and snow in a timely manner, allowing strewn debris to pose safe walking hazards or any other type of negligence, we can help you determine the maximum amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. Through thorough investigation and aggressive litigation, when necessary, we can help make sure you get the care you need to achieve a full recovery.

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