Property Owner Liability
If you have been injured in a slip and fall, you may be wondering if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. You might also be wondering who exactly will provide that compensation. Property owner liability depends upon where the injury occurred and if a degree of negligence was involved. Our experienced New York slip and fall lawyers will answer all your questions and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Property Owner Liability | Premises Liability
A slip and fall accident is part of an area of law known as premises liability. A property owner is responsible for injuries caused by a slip and fall if they have an obligation to maintain their property in a safe condition for invitees. An invitee is someone who is invited to the property. This can be someone who is invited to an event such as a birthday party, a barbeque, or a wedding; someone who is considered a patron of a restaurant, clothing store, grocery store, or other place where goods or services are offered; someone such as a houseguest, house sitter, pet sitter, or baby sitter who visits the property. There are many other instances where a property owner may be considered liable for a slip and fall. If you believe that a property owner is responsible for your injuries, schedule an appointment with a New York slip and fall lawyer to discuss the facts surrounding your case.
Property Owner Liability | Slip and Fall Caused by Ice or Snow
New York is no stranger to inclement winter weather. Ice and snow can cause slip and fall accidents. Property owners have a duty to take reasonable action (and a reasonable amount of time) to remove snow and ice. This includes parking lots and some sidewalks. However, property owners are not generally required to go out in the middle of a snowstorm to clean up their sidewalk and the parking lot. If you slip and fall in the middle of a winter storm, the property owner may not be liable for your injuries.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact our experienced New York slip and fall lawyers today. We offer free consultations to help you determine the best option for your personal injury case. Contact our office today.