Have you been injured on another’s property? If so, you may have questions about your rights and how the owner of the property can be held accountable for the injuries you sustained. New York property owners are responsible for keeping the people on their property reasonably safe from injury. Owners may be liable for premises liability claims should they fail to meet their responsibility as property owners.
The attorneys at Greenberg and Greenberg have represented people in situations similar to yours for decades. Our extensive experience in personal injury cases allows us to identify potentially liable parties, including the owners and service providers. Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Premises liability matters can arise from accidents that occur in hotels, grocery stores, shopping malls, construction sites, and on other public property in New York. At Greenberg and Greenberg, our Hudson premises liability attorneys will be able to help you if you have been injured in an accident, such as:
- Animal attacks and dog bites;
- Drowning and swimming pool accidents;
- Elevator accidents;
- False arrests and imprisonment;
- Negligent security and bar fights;
- Retail and restaurant negligence;
- Road design accidents;
- Sidewalk falls;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Unsafe building injuries;
- Unsafe conditions;
- Victim of a crime; and
- Worn and raised carpeting/floor boards.
When we investigate cases of premises liability, our lawyers may use accident reconstruction experts, video animations, and on-site photography to help understand how the accident happened and who the party at fault was. You can contact a lawyer at Greenberg and Greenberg now and be confident that your case will be handled promptly and diligently.
Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
“Slip-and-fall” accidents may not sound severe; however, individuals can be seriously injured or possibly even die from these types of accidents. These types of accidents can be particularly devastating when older adults experience them. Slip-and-fall injuries occur when an individual slips and falls because of the negligence of another person. There are a variety of reasons slip-and-fall accidents occur, including:
- Broken or improperly maintained sidewalks;
- Inadequate snow or ice removal;
- Poorly maintained exterior steps;
- Uneven surfaces;
- Unsafe stairwells; and
- Wet floors.
Property owners are required to provide reasonable maintenance and care when it comes to ensuring that their property is safe. If you have suffered a fall as a result of negligent actions of another individual or company, you could be eligible for compensation. However, you are often up against an insurance company that has experienced legal representation. Therefore, it is important to have legal representation to help you with these matters. Contact one of our lawyers for help in assessing your situation.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Every year, many innocent children and adults suffer serious injury or even wrongful death due to dog bite attacks. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog and do not know what to do, we urge you to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. You probably have many questions and may be concerned about your future or the future of your child.
The lawyers at Greenberg and Greenberg have represented many dog bite injury victims and understand your pain and suffering. We will guide you through all the necessary steps and provide you with the answers and direction you will need. Our goal is to educate you on what to expect as a victim of a dog bite injury and what you can do after you have been bitten.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Greenberg and Greenberg represents victims of swimming accidents and their families in cases that involve residential swimming pools, hotel swimming pools, public swimming pools, water parks, beach accidents, and more.
Swimming accidents can happen for any number of reasons, including:
- Diving board mishaps;
- Diving in shallow water;
- Failure to cover the pool or hot tub;
- Inadequate fencing;
- Inadequate warning signs;
- Lack of supervision; and
- No lifeguards or improperly trained lifeguards.
When left uncovered or unsecured, swimming pools and hot tubs become a safety hazard for toddlers and small children. Additionally, it is required under New York law that a homeowner obtain a permit prior to installing a swimming pool or hot tub. The requirement that homeowners obtain a permit prior to installation ensures local inspectors and electricians will know whether safety measures are being followed.
The Hudson premises liability attorneys at Greenberg and Greenberg handle cases throughout New York State, including Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, and Albany County. Our legal team has earned a reputation for dedicated service to our clients injured in New York personal injury accidents. Please contact us today to receive a free case evaluation by dialing locally to 518-828-3336 or call toll free at 877-469-9300.