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New York Premises Liability

Did you know that New York property owners are required to ensure that their property will be safe for all visitors? However, if property owners neglect their responsibilities and someone is injured as a result, accident victims are protected by the law. Premises liability is the area of personal injury law that deals with these types of accidents and crimes that occur on someone else's property.

Have you been injured due to someone else's property neglect?

Our Premises Liability Lawyer New York can help you seek compensation for your injuries! Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer New York at Finz & Finz, P.C. today for more information!

Accidents Can Happen Anywhere

Defects on someone else's property can cause severe injuries to unsuspecting bystanders. Those who own New York property must keep the area free from hazards. If they fail to do so, they can be held accountable for any pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages that result. If injured on someone else's property, contact a Premises Liability Lawyer New York today to learn about recovering your rightful compensation!

Accidents that are categorized by premises liability can occur almost anywhere. Oftentimes, these types of accidents tend to happen at locations that are heavily trafficked by tourists, such as hotels, motels, and amusement and theme parks. Spills in grocery stores, broken steps in office buildings, and other unsafe conditions are other examples. These types of accidents can easily result in slip and falls and other more serious injuries. If the injury is the result of carelessness or negligence, the property owner can be held responsible for failing to actively ensure public safety and prevent accidents from happening.

Types of Premises Liability

Cases of premises liability can involve a wide range of hazards. Some of the most common types of accidents and situations that are classified as incidents of premises liability include:

  • slip and fall
  • falling objects
  • inadequate or negligent security resulting in assaults, rapes, and robberies
  • pool drowning
  • escalator accident
  • elevator accident
  • construction site accidents where developers fail to adequately protect the public

While injuries due to physical harm from unsafe property conditions are frequent and common, premises liability can also include the failure to adequately light buildings and parking lots and an assault and/or mugging takes place as a result. If you have been injured, an experienced New York Premises Liability Lawyer can help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering!

Legal Help for Premises Liability Accident Victims

If you, a family member or a friend have suffered a serious injury from a premises liability accident, contact a Premises Liability Lawyer New York at Finz & Finz, P.C. now by filling out the Free Case Evaluation form at the right of this page or call toll free (888) FINZ-FIRM.

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