Assisting Injured Individuals With Premises Liability Claims
When you patronize a business, you have a reasonable expectation of safety. If a property or business owner fails to provide a safe environment, however, the risk for serious injury may be present. Such injuries can develop from a variety of circumstances, but if they are the result of another party’s negligence, you may have a viable premises liability claim.
The Carey Firm can help you assess your situation. Attorney Shawn Carey understands what makes for a successful premises liability case, and he helps clients throughout Western and Upstate New York who have been injured by an unsafe premises.
Common Instances Of Premises Liability
Premises liability claims can account for a broad range of accidents and unsafe conditions. Some examples of common premises liability cases include:
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Tripping hazards
- Defective or poorly maintained railings, stairs and other walkways
- Defective equipment
- Falling or unsafely shelved merchandise
- Injuries due to fire
- Inadequate security resulting in a criminal act
- Injuries due to inadequate building and grounds maintenance
- Dog or animal bites
As premises liability injuries can occur in a multitude of ways, hiring experienced legal counsel is critical. Attorney Shawn Carey recognizes that effective premises liability claims are the result of a thorough and committed approach.
Determining Fault After An Injury
For a premises liability claim to be successful, there should be a clear instance of fault. Per New York state law, if you are lawfully on someone’s property and their negligence results in an injury, they could be liable. A lawyer can help you determine the parties at fault, which can include property owners, landlords, business owners and employees.