Falling on a slippery surface on someone else's property in New York can cause serious harm to an individual. For instance, a person may suffer broken bones or torn ligaments, or he or she may even suffer severe injuries to the brain or the spinal cord, which can be life-changing. In one recent out-of-state premises liability case, a man was hurt after falling on ice.
Slipping and falling down on a property in New York that has not been properly maintained can lead to serious injuries. One woman in a different state recently claimed that she slipped and fell at a Walmart, which caused her to suffer injuries. She has filed a premises liability suit against the department store.
A visit to another person's property in New York can end up leading to serious injuries in some cases. These injuries may be not only physically difficult but also financially challenging. Fortunately, a person who has suffered an injury on someone else's property may be eligible to pursue compensation for his or her injuries through a premises liability claim.
Property owners in New York have a duty to make sure that their properties are safe for other people to use. If a person ends up getting injured because a property owner failed to do this, the victim has the right to take legal action. One woman in a different state recently decided to file a premises liability suit against her landlord after she said she was injured in a slip-and-fall accident at an apartment complex.
New York residents walk onto property owned by other individuals and businesses all the time. In fact, most of us enter property owned by others every single day and multiple times a day. Whether the property is a supermarket, a store, an office, a home or a stretch of land, the owner of that property is legally bound to keep the property free of dangerous conditions that could hurt people who legally enter the property.