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Who is responsible for a premises liability?

On Behalf of | May 4, 2017 | 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.

Let’s say someone goes to a yard sale at someone’s home. While there, the prospective patron trips over an electrical cord lying in grass that has obviously not been mowed in awhile. If the injured party was not warned in any way by the property owner, he or she may pursue a claim for a monetary judgment against the property owner on premises liability grounds.

The cause of every injury situation is not always clear. In such circumstances, an experienced personal injury attorney can investigate the matter to help identify all possible sources of liability and determine what may be the maximum amount of compensation sought in court for damages. As in all personal injury claims, burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence lies with the plaintiff in all premises liability situations.

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, provides thorough and compassionate assistance to those who have suffered injury on the property of another in New York. Our experienced legal team is fully prepared to help you navigate the civil justice system. Whether your particular premises liability situation involves a failure to provide adequate security, strewn debris, spills or other potential hazards, we can seek justice on your behalf and help you seek full recovery for your losses.


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