Newburgh Slip & Fall Attorneys
Dreyer Law Offices, PLLC is Hudson Valley's Premises Liability Lawyer
Property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of the public. When property owners fail to properly manage their property and people get hurt, the property owners may be held financially liable for their negligence.
In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 out of 5 falls can cause a serious injury, such as broken bones or head injuries. Additionally, injuries as a result of falls have been found to be the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Premises liability is a serious matter, and our experienced attorneys at Dreyer Law Offices, PLLC take these cases very seriously.
If you have been injured because of the negligence of a commercial or residential property owner or you experienced a slip and fall accident in supermarkets, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, ongoing care and other considerations. Our Newburgh slip and fall lawyers at Dreyer Law Offices, PLLC, can help you pursue the full compensation you are entitled to.
What is the Duty of a Property Owner?
A landowner has an obligation to provide a safe environment for those visiting their premises, which is known as a "duty of care". While property owners are not always automatically responsible for your damages, but you may be able to seek compensation if you do not believe the landowner made reasonable efforts to prevent foreseeable danger.
Reasonable efforts by a landowner may include the following:
- Repair of pavement or uneven ground
- Maintenance of proper lighting
- Adequate security on the premises
- Repairing broken stairs
Proving Property Owner Negligence
One of the biggest challenges in premises liability cases is proving liability for the injuries sustained. While there are many factors of proving liability, generally, the injured party will have to prove:
- that the person whose actions led to the injury (the defendant) owned, leased or occupied the property
- that the defendant was negligent in their use or treatment of the property
- that this negligent behavior was a substantial factor in causing the injuries sustained
Handling a Diverse Range of Premises Liability Cases
After you've been hurt on another person's property, it can be confusing to determine who is responsible for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and related damages.
We handle a wide range of premises liability claims, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Injuries from falling objects
- Trips caused by dangerous property conditions
- Electrocution injuries
- Negligent security (improper lighting or safety precautions)
- Falling injury from heights
- Falls on uneven concrete
- Injuries caused by wet or slippery surfaces
Slip and fall accidents are a serious matter. People who have been injured in a slip and fall accident may experience a broken bone, joint damage, spinal cord damage, back injury, head injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or even death. Our Newburgh slip and fall attorneys have experience handling personal injury claims involving these and other injuries.
Call for a Free Injury Consultation Now
Whether you have suffered a personal injury in a grocery store or at a local swimming pool, the team at Dreyer Law Offices, PLLC can help you assess your claim and take the next best steps. Ready to review your case with a seasoned advocate?