Long Island Premise Liability Lawyer
New York law imposes a duty on property owners, occupiers and controllers to maintain property, free and clear of dangerous and defective conditions. This duty also applies to any person or business entity that puts a property to a special use or derives a special benefit from it.
Premise liability actions are a type of legal matter that seeks to hold one or more of these types of people accountable for dangerous and defective conditions present on a property.
If you or a loved one has been involved in action caused by defective or dangerous conditions present on a property, consider contacting the Law Office of Stephanie G. Ovadia for a free initial consultation.
Premise Liability: An Overview
Under New York law, a duty is imposed to maintain property free and clear of dangerous and defective condition for those that own, occupy, control, or put property to a special use or derive a special benefit from it. (See Segura v.City of New York, 70 AD3d 670, 892 NYS2d 870 [2d Dept 2010], quoting Guzov v. Manor Lodge Hodling Corp.).
Premise liability is a broad area of tort law involving negligence maintenance of property. Although people tend to the equate premise liability actions with slip and falls, the two are not synonymous. While a slip and fall action would be a premise liability action, not every premise liability requires a person to slip, trip, or fall.
A premise liability action is based on the negligence maintenance of property that results in a dangerous and defective conditions. It is the carelessness or recklessness for the maintenance of the underlying property and the resulting injuries sustained that are the primary issues of a premise liability action.
About the Law Office of Stephanie G. Ovadia
The Law Office of Stephanie G. Ovadia is Long Island based law firm located in South Hempstead, New York. Founded by New York lawyer Stephanie Ovadia, the Law Office of Stephanie G. Ovadia provides free initial consultations for prospective clients. For more than three decades, Stephanie Ovadia has represented Long Islanders and other New Yorkers with their legal matters, ranging from car accidents to wrongful death matters.
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