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Premises Liability

In this area, The Bongiorno Law Firm has been successful in obtaining millions of dollars for its clients.

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:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Future Pain and Suffering
  • Future Disability
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life 
  • Medical expenses, past present and future
  • Lost earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses, including medical co-pays, transportation, medical supplies and home health aides
  • and more …

Notice and Creation

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.

 

Typical Premises Dangers

  • Wet surfaces
  • Ice and Snow in parking lots
  • Falling debris
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Inadequate lighting.
  • Defective stairwells
  • Defective elevators or escalators
  • Dog bites
  • Defective doorways
  • Defective windows
  • Slippery / wet entrance ways
  • and more …

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured on a private or public premises accident, CALL NOW 1-800-348-5724 and have a personal injury / accident lawyer at our firm help you. For immediate assistance call now or complete the easy online form. Hablamos español llame a 1-866-44AYUDA (442-9832)