Property owners, property managers, store owners, and homeowners have an obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonable safe condition. When accidents occur that could have been prevented through proper maintenance premises, those responsible should be held liable for their negligence.
To prove a premises liability case in New York, the plaintiff must show that the owner or property manager had actual or constructive notice of the defective conditions and failed to rectify it in a timely manner. An owner or property manager can also be held liable for causing or creating a defective condition. Common premises liabilities claims in New York include the following:
- Slippery or wet floors
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Broken stairs
- Missing handrails
- Uneven or cracked sidewalks
- Failure to clear snow or ice
- Dim lighting in a dark area
- Failure to warn of hazardous or dangerous conditions
- Failure to correct a hazardous or dangerous condition
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents caused by a property owners negligence
If your accident occurred on State, City, Town or Village property, prior written notice may be required in order to pursue your claim. Attorneys at The Law Firm of Davidoff & Associates are well versed in state and municipal law. We explore all possible strategies to recover the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
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