New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
Premises Liability and Personal Injury in New York
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 6 million automotive crashes occur each year in the United States, averaging to about 1 car accident every 10 seconds. These accidents lead to 3 million injuries each year, a large number of which are permanent injuries.
Approximately 40,000 deaths are also caused by car accidents. Car accidents are not the only accidents to cause personal injury – other accidents such as slip and fall, drowning accidents, exposure to chemicals, etc. lead to personal injury.
Are You Eligible to Pursue a Premises Liability Suit?
In simple words, premises liability is the legal responsibility of property owners or managers in New York, and other parts of the country, to take what are considered reasonable steps to ensure that injuries on the property are prevented.
Whenever an accident takes place, it is crucial to investigate whether the owner of the property knew or should have known about the hazard that resulted in the injury or ensured that the property was constructed and maintained as required by building codes and ordinances.
Here is a look at some examples of personal injury cases that fall under premises liability law:
- Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents: Such accidents are one of the most common causes of injury in the US. They may be the result of stairways, walkways or hallways that are not properly maintained. These communal areas are required to be kept clean and safe by property owners. Proper lighting should also be provided so that people can see where they are walking. During winter, owners should also take reasonable measures to make sure that sidewalks are kept free of snow and ice as well as debris.
- Structural Defects: Defects in structures, like poorly-designed balconies, and so forth, can result in serious injury. Property owners are required to maintain and repair their buildings so that there is no risk of residents or visitors getting injured because a structure collapses.
- Presence of Biohazards: Mold, carbon monoxide, and lead are a few examples of toxic materials that may be present and cause harm to tenants and visitors. It is the property owner’s responsibility to conduct regular inspection of their properties to make sure that gas leaks do not occur and that stoves, furnaces and smoke detectors are in proper working order.
- Drowning Accidents: Drowning accidents that are caused by the property owner’s failure to the swimming pool area secure can result in premises liability suits. It is also the responsibility of owners to make sure that the pool area is closed off while it is unsupervised. Such accidents lead to serious injury and death every year, especially among children.
Get Legal Help in New York for Premises Liability
If you or a loved one in New York has been injured due to an accident caused by negligence of a property owner, you should immediately seek the help of the reliable personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.
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