While accidents are often unpreventable, there are also times when accidents occur and negligence or recklessness on the part of a property owner is to blame. If you have been injured on someone else's property, you may have questions about premises liability and the options you have for pursuing compensation in a New York civil court. Because the laws of liability can be complicated, it is best to seek legal assistance to determine if you have a premises liability case.
The exact nature of your injury and the circumstances under which your injury occurred will have to be investigated. The role of the owner of the property will also be investigated, such as in cases in which a property owner did not notify visitors of a known hazard. Insufficient security that led to an injury can also lead to a case in which the property owner can be held liable for injuries sustained as a result.
While this type of civil action is often referred to as a slip-and-fall injury or accident, premises liability suits are not limited to accidents involving falls. These types of claims can result from objects falling onto a victim from above. They can also sometimes result from fires, electrocutions and other tragedies that are rooted in the negligent care of property.
If you believe your injury might make you eligible to file a premises liability suit, gathering information about what happened and documenting the situation may be a wise first step to ensuring a fair resolution. It can also be useful to have documentation about your injury and the cost of the treatment of that injury, so as to ensure any kind of potential settlement is adequate. Our firm has more information online about premises liability and the legal options New York victims have.