What should I know if someone is injured on my property?
With Halloween coming up, the chances of a person becoming injured on your property are increased tremendously. 364 nights of the year, you don’t have strangers walking around on your lawn or up your front steps. However, on Halloween night, you do have tons of kids on your property trying to collect as much candy as they possibly can. They run from door to door as fast as they can with not a care in the world. Unfortunately, they may trip on your property over a Halloween decoration, a garden hose or a loose brick on a pathway. If they bring a case against you, you will likely be held liable.
Of course you never intended to have something on your property injure someone, but sometimes it does happen. What you should know is that you, the property owner, is responsible for keeping your property in a safe condition for anyone who may enter it. If there is a condition that you should have reasonably known about, you will be at fault for the person’s injury.
Premises liability is taken very seriously in New York. If you were injured on someone else’s property and would like to bring a case against the liable party, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you. If you are the owner of a property someone was injured on, you should also speak with an experienced premises liability attorney who can discuss with you what to expect.
Contact a New York premises liability injury lawyer at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. with any questions you may have about your legal rights or to schedule a free case consultation and evaluation. Even more than Brooklyn premise liability attorneys, we consider ourselves client counselors.