Long Island Premises Liability Lawyers
Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Both residential and commercial property owners owe it to visitors welcome
on their property to provide a reasonably safe environment. This is responsibility
is called "duty of care." When duty of care is broken and dangerous
conditions hurt a person visiting the property, then those property owners
should be held accountable in a court of law with a premises liability claim.
If dangerous conditions on someone else's property have harmed you
or a loved one, we invite you to contact Gruenberg Kelly Della today.
Our skilled and compassionate Long Island premises Liability lawyers have
over 100 years of collective legal experience. Over that time, we have
developed and honed effective legal approaches that have time and time
again allowed our clients to move on with their lives with the compensation
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Types of Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability suits are commonly associated with what are known as
slip and fall claims. However, premises liability law encompasses much
more than that. Almost any
personal injury can be addressed with a premises liability suit, as long as conditions
the property owner knew about led directly to your injury.
Typical premises claims involve:
- Slip and fall
- Dog bites
- Falling objects
- Swimming pool accidents
- Inadequate security
- Parking lot hazards
- Elevator or stairwell hazards
If any of these dangerous conditions (or any other ones) contributed to
an accident that harmed you, then the time to speak to legal counsel.
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, our dedicated, results-driven approach has
resulted in over $100 million in relief for our clients. Our Long Island premises liability attorneys are ready to bring that
same, unparalleled standard of counsel to you and your claim today.
What Is "Duty of Care?"
In the simplest terms, duty of care is the responsibility that property
owners legally owe to welcome visitors of their property to provide safe
conditions or warn them of possible hazards. In a personal residence,
this can constitute a "beware of dog" sign to warn visitors
and prevent dog bite injuries. In a commercial property, this can be achieved
with "do not enter" signs, or hazard cones warning of a slippery floor.
Different "Types" of Visitors
Before bringing a premises claim against a property owner, you must first
determine what kind of visitor you were to the property. If you were considered
an invitee, who is someone who is specifically invited or encouraged to
enter a property, or a licensee, who is not invited but allowed on the
property, you are probably owed some degree of duty of care from the property owner.
If you were a trespasser and were entering the premises illegally, chances
are you do not have the grounds to file suit against a property owner.
Children who trespass, however, may be owed duty of care if they entered
out of natural curiosity and the property owner did not take the appropriate
keep children away from any hazards.
Proving Duty of Care
Once you have determined that you were a visitor that was owed duty of
care, then it is necessary to document the conditions that harmed you
and the property owner's neglect of the conditions that led to your
injury. Demonstrating this actually breaks down to presenting several
different pieces of information.
Proving duty of care requires:
- Establishing your status as a visitor who was owed duty of care
- Demonstrating that there were dangerous conditions on the premises
- Showing the owner knew, should have known, or reasonably addressed the
- Indicating that the conditions lead directly to your injury
Note "reasonably" in the conditions above, meaning if visitors
are suddenly exposed to dangerous conditions, the property owners must
be given a reasonable amount of time to address them. So if, for instance,
there is a beverage spill in a supermarket and someone slips and is hurt
while staff members run to get a mop, the owners may not be liable: they
were promptly responding to the dangerous conditions while someone was hurt.
Trial-Tested Premises Liability Attorneys on Long Island
Have more questions about your injury on someone else's property? Our
dedicated team of Long Island premises liability attorneys is ready to
hear from you. Gruenberg Kelly Della has recovered more than
$100 million for clients who have been wrongly hurt and know what it takes to recover
our clients the relief they deserve.
Your injuries deserve to be answered for.
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