A person or entity “in control” of property has a duty, under New York law “to use reasonable care to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition for the protection of all persons whose presence is reasonably foreseeable.
Why our Firm:
In New York, property owners have a legal duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for their visitors. Slip-and-fall accidents can be caused by slippery surfaces, uneven floors, missing steps, broken railings, inadequate lighting, and more. Property owners must take steps to remedy potentially hazardous conditions as soon as they arise. If they fail to do so, and a visitor is subsequently injured on their property, they can be held liable for damages. However, since not all accidents can be avoided, property owners can only be held accountable for a slip and fall if one of the following is true:
- The property owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition
- The property owner or an employee knew about the dangerous condition
- The property owner or an employee should have known about the danger
Whatever caused your injury, it is important to understand how premises liability laws impact what happened to you. At Argyropoulos and Associates LLC we are familiar with New York’s complex laws regarding personal injury. You can count on us to provide the knowledgeable legal guidance you need after a serious accident.