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Who’s Responsible When You’re Injured on Someone’s Property?
If someone is injured on another person’s property, the owner of that property may be responsible. When someone causes injuries to another person on their property, this is referred to as “premises liability.” Premises liability comes in a variety of flavors. It can include pool drownings, falling trees, and even fires caused by building code violations. Some other types include the following:
When a person is bitten and injured by a dog, the owner of the property where the dog is kept may be responsible to pay for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If the owner or landlord had knowledge of the dog’s vicious tendencies, had the ability to control the dog, and failed to do so, he or she will be held liable for any injuries.
The law makes it a homeowner’s and store owner’s obligation to maintain the sidewalks in front of their property in the case of private sidewalks and walkways. Government entities which maintain sidewalks must have gotten prior written notice of the defect. In New York City, if someone trips and falls due to an unrepaired sidewalk, the person who owns the property adjacent to that raised sidewalk may be responsible for the victim’s injuries.
When someone is injured on a broken step, by a protruding rusty nail, or any other kind of dangerous condition on someone’s property, the property owner may be liable for the victim’s injuries. Such injuries can cause untold injury, leading to serious medical treatment, lost wages and other types of damage. The injured party may be successful in a personal injury lawsuit to recover several types of damages from the landowner or tenant.
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck
If you have been injured by or on someone’s property, contact the experienced Long Island accident attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP. We are among the largest and most experienced personal injury firms in Suffolk County and Nassau County. Personal injury is all we do. For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call our office at 631-451-7900.