Premises Liability/Injury on Property

Premises liability/Injury on Property cases generally refer to cases involving injuries that occur as a result of unsafe conditions on another person’s property. Some examples include:

  • Slip-and-fall
  • Exposure to dangerous substances including asbestos and lead paint
  • Fire or explosions
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Inadequate railings or other safety devices
  • Insufficient security
  • Dog bites
  • Defective stairwells / staircase accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Defective sidewalks
  • Inadequate lighting

Determining who may be held liable for such cases can require experience in this area of the law.  Not only does the owner of a property have a legal duty to use reasonable care to keep the property safe from dangerous conditions, but anyone exercising sufficient supervision or control, such as a tenant, the manager of a property, and the people or companies hired to maintain or work on the premises, may also be responsible for keeping the premises in a safe condition and could be liable for injuries that occur on the property.

Moreover, proving liability may also depend on your ability to prove that a defendant had actual or constructive notice of the condition or that the defendant affirmatively assisted in creating the condition.  That’s why it is important to secure representation from someone knowledgeable in this area of the law. Contact us at 716-882-2886 or fill out the contact form for a free consultation.