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The state of New York requires property owners—both residential and commercial—to conduct reasonable maintenance. This includes regularly inspecting their properties and repairing or removing any dangerous conditions that could cause foreseeable injury. When a dangerous condition cannot be immediately removed or repaired, the property owner must provide adequate warning to anyone who visits the property. When they fail to uphold these responsibilities, innocent people can be seriously hurt.

If you or someone you love was injured on public or private property, and you believe the property owner’s negligence may be to blame, reach out to the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III. Based on Long Island, our premises liability founding lawyer, Joseph J. Perrini, III, and his team, represents the severely injured and their loved ones throughout New York City. With nearly 30 years in practice, he has secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients and has helped countless negligent parties accountable. We are ready to represent you and fight for the justice you deserve.

Call us today at  516-221-7900 or contact us online using our free and secure submission form. We are available 24/7 to assist you and offer FREE initial consultations.

What Are “Dangerous Conditions?”

Dangerous conditions, sometimes referred to as hazardous conditions, are any conditions that exist on a property that could cause “foreseeable” harm. In other words, to be considered “dangerous,” a condition must be one that a reasonable person would know could cause potential injury. For example, a tripping hazard is a dangerous condition in that any typical person could see that such a hazard might cause someone to trip and fall, leading to injury.

Some examples of common dangerous conditions include:

  • Accumulated ice or snow
  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Spills
  • Torn or ripped carpeting
  • Uneven floors
  • Missing handrails
  • Unmarked steps
  • Crumbling stairs
  • Potholes
  • Defective sidewalks
  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Cluttered walkways or aisles
  • Improper fencing, gates, or locks around swimming pools
  • Loose dogs and other animals
  • Missing safety and/or warning signage
  • Fallen merchandise
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Negligent security guards
  • Lack of security cameras
  • Faulty equipment or machinery

These and other dangerous conditions can lead to an array of accidents, which can, in turn, cause catastrophic injuries. In some cases, these conditions can even lead to fatal events.

When Is a Property Owner Liable for an Accident?

If you were injured on someone else’s property, whether it was a private home, an office building, or a retail store, there are several things you must prove in order to win your case.

Specifically, you can hold the property owner liable for the accident (and your resulting damages) if you can prove the following:

  • You were injured
  • You were lawfully on the property (not trespassing) when you were injured
  • There was a dangerous condition on the property
  • The owner knew about or should have known about the dangerous condition
  • The owner failed to adequately remove, repair, or warn you of the dangerous condition
  • The dangerous condition was the cause of the accident or incident that left you injured
  • You suffered measurable damages

In some cases, such as cases involving minors, property owners can be held liable for injuries even if the person who was injured was trespassing. However, in most instances, property owners only have a legal responsibility to those who are lawfully on the property, whether as invited guests, customers, or clients. A person does not have to be expressly invited to lawfully visit a property; for example, if you are injured in a public park or while using a gas station bathroom, you could still have a case.

Common Premises Liability Cases

There are several different types of cases that fall under the premises liability umbrella.

Some of the most common types of premises liability cases include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Playground accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Amusement/theme park accidents
  • Structure collapses
  • Fires and explosions

At the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, our Long Island premises liability lawyer represents victims of all types of property accidents throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York City, and the surrounding areas. Our firm has successfully represented clients in complex cases involving private property owners, commercial entities, and government agencies. We understand how complex these cases are, as well as the many challenges you face. Our team is here to help you navigate the legal process and advocate for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Protecting Your Best Interests

When you choose our firm to represent you in your personal injury case, you can rest assured that we have your best interests at heart. We are proud to offer personal attention, direct communication, and compassionate legal support to each and every one of our clients. When it comes to standing up for our client’s rights, we are aggressive allies, both in and out of the courtroom. With past experience in insurance defense, our Long Island slip and fall lawyer understands how the other side works—and he knows what it takes to win.

We offer contingency fees, meaning you do not pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. If we do not secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you owe nothing. There is no cost and no obligation when you speak to us during a free initial consultation.

Call us today at  516-221-7900 or contact us online using our free and secure submission form. We are available 24/7 to assist you and offer FREE initial consultations.

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