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Premises Liability Accidents

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is the foundation in which most cases involving injuries that occur on someone else’s property. In most personal injury cases there is some degree of negligence or responsibility that contributes to the cause of an injur and premises liabilty cases are no different. Like most personal injury cases the burden of proof is placed on the injured party to prove that not only was there an unsafe condition but that the property owner and or business owners were aware of the unsafe condition or that they should have known and did nothing about it. Furthermore just because an unsafe condition existed doesn’t always mean that the property owner is negligent. The unfortunate reality is that there are no steadfast rules when it comes to premises liability cases and that is why it is so important that after seeking medical attention for any injuries sustained that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney with a proven track record of success in premises liability cases.

What are examples of common accidents on-premises?

  • Sidewalk accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Injuries on School Property
  • Inadequate security that leads to criminal assault
  • Inadequate maintenance leading to falling debris

For anyone who has been the victim of an accident on-premises, it is essential to understand that New York State law favors the premises owner and that property owner will most certainly have legal representation to fight your case or attempt to convince you to drop it. It can be challenging for the inexperienced to stand up against these powerful forces. An injured person must prove that the property owner or lessee either caused the defective or unsafe condition that led to the injury or that they knew or should have known that there were dangerous conditions and that those conditions led to the injury.

There can also be debate as to what degree of responsibility for the injury is held by the injured party. Therefore, a responsible and adept attorney like those found at Rimland Law must prepare to secure photos and witnesses, trained investigators, safety experts, architects, security experts, engineers, and more to prove your claim.

After an accident on someone else’s property you may have several questions.

Am I responsible if I trip or fall on someone elses property?

Is the property owner responsible if I am pushed on their property?

Do weather conditions determine whether or not a property owner is liable?

Are property owners responsible for security on their property?

What if I am a victim of a crime on someone else’s property?

It is best to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you answer all the questions you may have.

At Rimland law, we will utilize every resource available to give you the best chance of recovering compensation for your injuries. Justice for you is our primary goal. To Rimland Law, our clients are family, and we go above and beyond to do right by each and every client, no matter how difficult the circumstances. We work tirelessly to stand up for and stand beside our clients from initial phone call through to mediation and, if necessary, trial. Through smart and strategic planning, we manufacture an effective plan to make right what has been done wrong for you or your loved one.

If you have been injured due to an accident on premises, contact us today to learn more about how Rimland Law may be able to help you.

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