Understanding Slip and Fall Liability
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. You need to understand your rights under New York law. If you are injured because a business or landlord did not keep their property safe, you might have a case.
New York law requires property owners to maintain a safe environment. This means fixing known hazards and checking regularly for potential dangers. If a business or landlord fails to do this and you suffer an injury, they may be responsible for your injuries.
Key concepts in slip and fall cases revolve around negligence. Negligence occurs when a property owner does not act as a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. For example, if a store owner knows a spilled liquid is on the floor but does nothing about it, and you slip and fall, this could be considered negligence. It is about what the owner knew or should have known and whether they acted appropriately.
Responsibility of Businesses for Safe Premises
On Long Island, businesses have a duty to ensure their premises are safe for customers. This includes regular inspections to identify any hazards like wet floors, uneven surfaces, or obstacles that could cause someone to trip and fall. If a danger is found, the business must fix it promptly or warn customers about it. For example, if a grocery store employee notices a broken jar on the floor the store should clean it up immediately or put up a warning sign until it is cleaned.
Negligence in these situations can lead to serious accidents. If a business knows about a hazard and does not address it, leading to your injury, our attorneys can help you hold them accountable. It is not just about the immediate harm because these accidents can also lead to long-term health issues, financial strain from medical bills, and lost wages.
Obligations of Landords for Tenant Safety
Landlords in New York have similar responsibilities to keep their properties safe for tenants. This includes regular maintenance and addressing any safety concerns reported by tenants. For instance, if you report a loose stair in your apartment building and the landlord does not fix it, they could be held liable if you or someone else is injured because of it.
Responsive action is crucial. When a tenant reports a potential hazard the landlord must act swiftly to resolve the issue. This not only protects the tenants but also shields the landlord from potential legal issues. If you are injured due to your landlord’s failure to maintain a safe property, we can help you explore your legal options.
Proving Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
Proving liability in a slip and fall accident requires clear evidence. Documentation is key — this includes photos of the hazard, medical reports of your injuries, and any witness statements. Our attorneys can help gather and present this evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.
Having legal representation is important. We understand the intricacies of New York slip and fall law and can navigate the legal system to advocate for your rights. Our goal is to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C. to Discuss Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to contact us at Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C. Call (516) 294 5050 today to speak with one of our attorneys. We are here to listen to your story, guide you through the legal process, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Remember, time is of the essence in these cases, so do not wait to get the legal assistance you need. Let our experienced attorneys help you navigate the complexities of New York slip and fall law and secure the best possible outcome for your case.