Property owners and property managers have a legal obligation to keep the property they own or operate safe for patrons and visitors alike. If a New York property owner fails to follow the law and minimize hazards or dangers, a person can get injured, and those injuries can be life-changing. Anyone injured as the result of negligent premises liability should be aware of his or her rights and to what extent monetary damages may be awarded.
Construction areas are wrought with dangers and hazards. Injuries can result from faulty scaffolding and falling objects. Also, business including construction areas, can be held negligent if those businesses or property owners fail to notify patrons or visitors of those hazards.
The extent of injuries a victim may suffer due to negligent premise liability can range from minor to seriously debilitating. Some of the most common injuries for which damages may be pursued through civil action include broken bones and head injuries. Neck and back injuries are also common and can warrant legal action.
A settlement related to injuries suffered because of premise liability may be negotiated or litigated if necessary. Any settlement awarded may help a New York victim recoup the cost of medical care, as even a minor injury can lead to expensive medical bills. Also, a victim may have to pursue a settlement to aid in the financial strain of lost wages and pain and suffering. Our website has more information about premises liability and what kind of action may be taken to ensure a victim of an injury is treated fairly and gets the monetary settlement necessary to move forward after an incident.