We assume that property owners maintain their property in a safe manner. When they don’t, people get hurt; and, when that happens property owners can be sued for premises liability.
Premises liability lawsuits can be difficult.
Premises liability lawsuits, however, can be difficult.
At the DiCello Law Firm we have almost than 40 years of experience handling unsafe property cases. Each case is unique. Each premises liability case requires an investigation into how the accident happened and if it was the property owner’s fault.
Basic Case Requirements
In most unsafe premises cases you have to establish how long the unsafe condition existed and if the property owner knew of the problem and had time to correct the problem. Often times if the property was unsafe for an extended period of time the property owner may be considered by law to have known about the unsafe condition.
There are many factors that can make property unsafe. For example, a property owner can fail to properly maintain its premises and that can lead to someone getting hurt. One example of that happening to a client of the DiCello Law Firm involved a property owner who failed to have an inspection process for furniture located in its atrium. The result – the chair our client was sitting in collapsed and the result was a spinal cord injury that required two corrective surgeries. What’s worse, each chair had an attached warning label instructing the property owner to regularly check each chair for loosening. Had the property respected the warning our client’s life would not have been changed.
Small Differences Might Have Huge Impacts
Other mistakes that can lead to an unsafe property involve failing to provide for proper security. The difference between a safe environment and a dangerous one can be small but important. Broken apartment locks, lack of sufficient lighting, unsecured hotel doors or a security guard on break can provide opportunity for a criminal. When a business owner is aware of security problems and fails to deal with those problems, the owner can be held liable for injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered a premises injury that you believe was caused by someone else’s mistake, call the premises liability lawyers at The DiCello Law Firm. Our premises liability lawyers who specialize in such cases will help you. We regularly work with some of the most accomplished experts in the country to obtain compensation for premises liability injuries you or a loved one has suffered. The DiCello Firm lawyers have successfully represented clients throughout the northeast who have been seriously hurt or died as a result of negligent property owners.