New York City Premises Liability Lawyers
Anyone who invites others onto his or her property has a duty to provide a reasonable safe environment for everyone. This is true whether the host is a business welcoming customers in, or an individual having friends over. The body of law that relates to visitors and their safety is called premises liability.
At the offices of New York City premises liability attorneys Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C., we take people’s obligations towards their guests seriously. If you have been injured by one party’s failure to properly maintain their property, we can help.
The Consequences of Neglected Property
When a property owner or resident fails to maintain a safe environment, or at least warn guests about known hazards, the results can be disastrous. Our New York City premises liability lawyers are ready to work for people who have been hurt by:
- Slip and Fall
- Elevator/Escalator Injuries
- Sidewalk Accidents
- Store and Business Injuries
- Lead Paint Poisoning
Businesses vs. Private Hosts
Businesses and private property owners or inhabitants all have obligations towards guests. However, these obligations are not identical. People who visit a store, amusement park, or other business are known as business invitees. Social visitors to a private residence are called licensees. Each is entitled to different levels of protection.
- Business Invitees: Businesses are legally considered public access areas, even if they are privately owned. Business owners must minimize dangers to their guests as well as they can. They can be held liable for almost any predictable and preventable injury on their property.
- Licensees: Property owners and residents must either repair any dangerous areas on their property, or inform guests about recognizing and avoiding these dangers. Failure to do so can leave them open to legal action.
To discuss your case with an experienced New York City premises liability attorney, contact the offices of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C.