What is premises liability?

All homeowners throughout New York State are required by law to maintain a property that is free and clear of any hazards. If the property owner becomes aware of any hazards, they are obligated to fix the problem within a reasonable period of time. In the unfortunate event that an individual becomes injured on a hazard that was not fixed in a timely manner, the property owner may be held legally and financially responsible for that accident. Unfortunately, when an individual does get injured on another person’s property, they may be subject to high medical bills, lost wages, and even loss of enjoyment of life. After being involved in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, the injured party may want to consider his or her legal options.

In New York State, an individual must file a personal injury lawsuit against the party that was responsible for causing their accident within 3 years of the date of the accident. The injured party is also responsible for fulfilling the burden of proof, meaning that they have to prove that the property owner’s negligence caused them to become injured. Personal injury matters can be very serious and require the guidance of an experienced attorney. Contact our firm today.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in regards to a personal injury or workers’ compensation case in New York City, please contact The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands and we would be happy to assist you. Schedule your consultation today.

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