What Makes a Premises Liability Claim Valid in New York?
To you, it might be as plain as day that a property owner or manager’s conduct led to you being injured. However, the laws of the state of New York require more proof than just sustaining injuries on someone else’s property. If you have been injured on another person’s property and you need to know what your rights and responsibilities are, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Westchester County slip and fall accident attorneys to learn what makes a premises liability claim valid in New York.
How do you know if you have a valid premises liability claim in New York?
Simply put, premises liability is the legal term for the responsibility for an injury on someone else’s property. Under premises liability laws, you have a right to seek payment from the owner or manager of a property if you suffer an injury in the owner or manager’s house, business or land. All you must do to bring a successful premises liability claim in the state of New York is to present evidence that it is more likely than not that the property owner or manager owed you a duty of care, breached this duty and you suffered physical or economic injuries as a result of this breach.
How do you prove a premises liability claim in New York?
As stated above, proving liability in a negligence case involves the following four steps:
- Proving the existence of a duty, i.e. harm must be “reasonably foreseeable” as a result of the defendant’s conduct; a relationship of “proximity” must exist between plaintiff and defendant, etc.
- Proving a breach of that duty, i.e. the breach of duty occurred either by negligence or intentionally
- Proving the breach of duty caused an injury, i.e. directly linking your injuries with the defendant’s conduct
- Proving damages naturally flowing from the injury
How can a Westchester County, New York personal injury attorney help you?
Reaching out to one of our skilled Westchester County personal injury attorneys to discuss your rights and responsibilities can make all the difference in the success or failure of your claim. A seasoned legal professional will provide guidance and help you acquire the evidence needed to prove your premises liability claim. Do not suffer in silence. Let us fight for you and your future. Give us a call today.
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Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.