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Premises Liability

New York, New Jersey and Nationwide

When you are invited onto someone else’s property or when you are paying for access to a space, you shouldn’t have to dodge dangerous areas or become the victim of a serious injury or illness. But when a negligent property owner causes injury or illness to you or your loved ones, he or she should be held responsible for the personal injury you have sustained. The experienced premises liability attorneys at the New York and New Jersey area law firm Morelli Ratner PC can help to make sure these parties answer for their negligence.

Types of Premises Liability Injuries

Premise liability is the branch of law that requires property owners to maintain a level of safety on their property. That means keeping highly trafficked areas and areas where others will be safe. You might sustain an injury from:

  • Loose or unstable stairs
  • Holes in floors or porches
  • Uneven or icy walkways
  • Slippery or wet floors
  • Falling objects
  • Jagged edges or protruding nails
  • Prohibited or dangerous building materials

Injuries also occur to people in dangerous areas, such as dark parking lots, streets without lights, and areas where police do not usually patrol. Assaults often occur in these types of places, but it is still the property owner who is at fault for the dangerous environment.

If you are injured or exposed to danger on someone else’s property, the owner or manager of that property may be held liable for your injuries. Every year many individuals suffer serious injuries from falling objects or from slip and fall accidents on property that has been neglected. Many people develop illness from toxic building materials, such as those that contain formaldehyde, asbestos, or other harmful materials.

Common Types of Premises Liability

Many buildings come under scrutiny and their property owners come under criticism for failing to maintain a safe living environment for their tenants. Tenants pay rent to property owners and expect these places to be safe. These owners have an obligation to maintain their property so that their tenants are not injured or killed by something on that property.

Another type of premises liability called “attractive nuisance” outlines the liability of a property owner if a child is trespassing on the property and is injured. This includes situations where the child does not have the legal right to be on the property. If a dog is on the property and a trespassing child is bitten, the property owner may still be held responsible for the dog bite injury.

Premises liability injuries deserve compensation, and at Morelli Ratner PC we offer legal representation to individuals who have suffered all types of injury or illness because of premises liability violations.

If you or your loved one has been injured on another person’s property and you would like to learn more about your rights, please contact the experienced premises liability attorneys of Morelli Ratner PC today. We defend the rights of clients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Queens and New York City.

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