When an individual in New York City is spending any amount of time on another person’s property, it is important that they make themselves aware of any potential hazards that may exist on that premise. Unfortunately, when a property owner is negligent in making sure that there are not any dangers that may cause harm to another person on their property, someone can become seriously injured. No matter the property, whether it be a residential property, a municipal property, or even a supermarket, there is some level of danger that may result in injury. Property owners are legally required to make sure their property is safe for anyone who may enter.
Some of the hazardous conditions that may result in serious injury if left unattended include the following:
- Weather conditions such as snow or ice
- Building code violations
- Slippery substances such as a wet floor
- Noxious substances
- Dangerous animals such as a dog that is off-leash
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting, making it hard to see potential trip hazards
If an individual is injured due to the negligence of another party, it is their responsibility to fulfill the burden of proving that the hazard existed. If you have been the victim of negligence in the New York City area, contact our firm today.
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.