Filing A “Premises Liability” Personal Injury Lawsuit In Buffalo?

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on August 12, 2014

in Premises Liability

We are experienced Buffalo personal injury lawyers who have represented clients injured under a variety of circumstances. Personal injury lawyers tend to group some types of cases into general categories such as “slip and fall” or “dangerous product” cases. “Premises liability” is one of the terms used to describe a category of cases.

Premises liability is a term used to describe accidents that occur on someone’s property as a result of negligent maintenance of the property or allowing the presence of a dangerous condition. Under New York State law, both business owners and homeowners must maintain their property so that it provides a safe environment for those who may be visiting or using that property.

This includes, for example, making sure a broken sidewalk or step is repaired, keeping walking areas free of ice or other obstacles, and cleaning up any spills or debris that may lead to someone falling or otherwise being injured. If someone is injured on the property because the owner failed to properly maintain it, the owner may be sued for damages arising from that injury.

When attempting to prove the owner’s responsibility, however, it is usually not enough just to prove the dangerous condition existed on the property. Instead, it also must be shown that the owner knew – or at least reasonably should have known – the hazard was present, and the hazard was sufficiently dangerous that it was unreasonable not to correct the problem.

If you have suffered a personal injury on someone’s property, we can help you. Call us at 716-631-9999 for legal help.

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