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In New York, owners and tenants of both residential (such as homes or apartment buildings) and commercial properties (such as retail stores, supermarkets and malls) are responsible for maintaining their premises in a reasonably safe condition. For example, they must provide a well lit environment, safe entrances and exits, proper and adequate snow and ice removal in parking lots and on walkways, and provide for safe, and clean and properly configured stairways, with proper railings, treads and risers, and safe and properly functioning elevators or escalators.
If they fail to do so, they are considered negligent and can be held liable for personal injuries sustained on the property, including, but not limited to, the following:
In most instances, in order to establish liability against the owner or tenant at the premises, it must be proven that the owner or tenant (or a contractor hired by an owner or tenant) either created the dangerous condition that caused the accident, or had notice of the condition for a sufficient period of time prior to the accident to have afforded them the ability to remedy the condition.