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Long Island Premises Liability Lawyer

Have you been struggling to recover after a premises liability injury? If so, reach out to an experienced premises liability lawyer on Long Island to further discuss the details of your case. 

When you have been seriously injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. But seeking compensation for those losses may be more challenging than you might think.

Fortunately, when you have a reputable Long Island premises liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Dennis Smith, PLLC on your side, you’ll be able to focus on recuperating while we work diligently to build a powerful personal injury case against the at-fault party.

Who Is Liable for a Long Island Premises Liability Accident?

In the vast majority of premises liability accidents, the owner of the property on which you fell will be liable for your injuries. Property owners have an obligation to ensure the property is safe for their invited guests and patrons at all times. 

It doesn’t matter whether you were invited to a housewarming party down the street or were grabbing a quick cup of coffee on your way to work one morning. Property owners have a duty to protect guests from foreseeable hazards. Some common types of premises liability accidents include:

  • Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls
  • Elevator accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Improper lighting
  • Ice and snow accidents 
  • Escalator injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Trampoline accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Improper maintenance 
  • Premises defects

These are just a few common types of premises liability accidents. If you have been injured in another type of accident, you could still be entitled to full compensation. Your premises liability lawyer on Long Island can give you a better idea of your claim’s value after reviewing the details of your case.

Exceptions to Property Owner Fault on Long Island Premises Liability Accidents

Despite the fact that property owners have an obligation to protect their guests and patrons, there are some exceptions that allow property owners to escape culpability. 

For example, property owners have a duty to invited guests only. If someone is trespassing on their property, particularly with an intent to commit a crime, the property owner may not be responsible for covering their losses. 

The open and obvious doctrine also ensures that a property owner has no obligation to warn guests of hazards that may be considered open and obvious. In many instances, places of business will mark hazardous conditions anyway to protect themselves and guests. If you’ve ever seen a wet floor sign in a restaurant, this is an example of such protection.

Get in Touch with a Premises Liability Lawyer on Long Island

Partner with a respected Long Island premises liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Dennis Smith, PLLC, starting with a free claim review. Call 212-835-1699 or complete the quick contact form at the bottom of this page to get started on your case. 

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