When A Property Owner Breaches Their Duty Of Care
You reasonably expect to be kept safe when you visit someone else’s property, whether a shopping mall, public park or someone else’s home. Unfortunately, accidents related to unsafe property conditions are relatively common and can lead to several injuries.
If you were injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for the harm caused to you. At Becker Law Personal Injury Attorney, I have helped injured clients in Buffalo and the surrounding communities for over 20 years. As the only lawyer at my firm, I can dedicate my time to my clients and provide the attention and respect their case deserves.
A Slip And Fall Can Cause Serious Harm
Under New York state law, property owners owe a duty to site visitors to ensure that their property is safe from obvious or potential dangers that could cause harm. However, you must establish that the owner knew or should have known about the danger and negligently failed to warn visitors or fix the problem.
I can help you with cases arising from:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Animal attacks
- Negligent security
- Construction site accidents and other accidents at hazardous worksites
Slip-and-fall accidents are common and can happen for various reasons, from a wet floor in a grocery store to an uneven sidewalk. Negligent security cases occur when a property owner knows of danger near the property, such as frequent criminal activity, and does nothing to protect visitors.
I can also help you with injuries after an animal attack, including dog bites. In New York, the owner is not strictly liable if the bite is a dog’s first offense. However, if the dog has bitten people before or shown signs of aggression, you may file a claim against the owner.
Work With A Proven Attorney
As a long-standing member of the Buffalo community, I am familiar with our local spaces and understand where and why accidents may happen. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Call me at 716-608-3479 or complete my online contact form to get in touch.