Premises Liability

Premises liability is an area of personal injury law focusing on dangerous conditions on a property. The person in control of a premises has a basic duty to protect anyone who is there for a legal purpose from hazards that could cause harm. The attorneys at the law firm of Eric Richman have experience helping clients who suffered accidental injury because of:

The failure to eliminate or repair a dangerous condition exposes the property owner to liability for resulting injuries. The victim may be entitled to damages for harm caused by the owner’s negligence.

How failure to maintain a property can lead to injury or wrongful death

The two most common forms of premises liability are dog bites and slip-and-fall accidents, where a visitor to a property trips or slips on a hazard and sustains an injury. While not as common, premises liability also includes:

Property owners, landlords and business entities all share responsibility in preventing injury to guests, tenants, shoppers and workers on the premises. When they allow a dangerous condition to persist, serious injuries can occur. The extent of a property owner’s responsibility for injury depends on what the injured person was doing on the property at the time of the incident. Injured parties typically fall under the category of business invitee, social licensee or trespassers.

If you or a member of your family has suffered because of an unsafe environment in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Rockland, Westchester, Long Island, Nassau County or Suffolk County you need an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer.