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What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability occurs when you are legally on someone else’s property, and you get injured. If the owner’s negligence was to blame for your injury, then the property owner would be liable for your injuries. Premises liability often involves slips, trips, and falls, but also includes any unsafe condition that results in an injury. 

 

How Can You Prove Premises Liability?

If you are injured because of an unsafe property condition, a premises accident lawyer in Smithtown may ask that you show:

  • You were lawfully on the property, or the owner knew you would be on the property
  • The owner of the property knew about the unsafe condition and they failed to repair it or warn of the condition of it.
  • The owner’s negligence was the direct cause of the injury

 

Examples of Premises Liability Cases

 

Slip and fall cases are the most straightforward premises liability cases. These are normally caused by:

  • Defective staircases
  • Accumulation of ice or snow
  • wet/oily floors
  • Hidden extension cords
  • Unsecure rugs or carpets
  • Loose/broken floors, sidewalks, steps or stairs

Other cases that may require you to need a premises accident lawyer in Smithtown involve inadequate building security and swimming pool accidents. Normally, if you are trespassing on another person’s property, they would not be liable for your injuries, even if the owner knew of the dangerous condition, however, there are a few exceptions that your premises accident lawyer in Smithtown would make known to you. 

 

Do You Need A Lawyer?

Birzon and Associates are committed to providing outstanding legal expertise to help you win your case. Our accident law firm has achieved over $50 million in verdicts and settlements for accident victims on Long Island and the surrounding areas. Our premises accident lawyer in Smithtown has over thirty years of premises liability litigation experience and in-depth legal knowledge, and resources, to navigate each of the personal injury and residential accidents that may have occurred to you. Whether your premises liability injury occurred at private, public, commercial or government property, we want to help. Contact us online, or call 631.265.6300 today for a no-obligation, free consultation and remember, you only pay if we win your case.

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