Landlord Premises Liability


Why you need a lawyer for your premises liability case in NYC!

Premises liability law was designed to create a legal duty for property owners to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors and guests. This complex area of the law includes negligent security claims, slip and fall accidents, and also extends to the relationship that exists between landlords and tenants.

Landlords owe their tenants a duty to use reasonable care and a duty to tenants and visitors to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition. When an injury happens to a tenant or a visitor on the rental property, a landlord can be held responsible under the conditions of premises liability law.

About Landlord Liability

If you have suffered injury in your apartment or somewhere on the rental property, you should contact a New York City premises liability lawyer at Greenberg & Stein, P.C. as soon as possible. In order for a landlord or property manager to be held responsible for these incidents, he or she must have been negligent in their responsibility to maintain the property, and that negligence must have caused you injury. Landlords have a legal duty to exercise ordinary care over common areas to keep them reasonably safe for their intended uses. This can include stairways, meeting areas, entryways, and hallways.

In order to file a premises liability claim against a landlord and be successful, all of the following elements must be present:

  • It was the landlord’s responsibility to maintain the portion of the premises where the accident occurred
  • The landlord failed to take reasonable actions to prevent the accident
  • Fixing the problem or hazard would not have been unreasonably difficult or expensive
  • The serious injury was the likely consequence of not fixing the identified problem or hazard
  • The landlord’s failure (or negligence) caused the tenant’s accident and injuries

With the help of a qualified New York City personal injury attorney, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and other physical suffering, permanent physical disability, emotional distress, and disfigurement. If you have suffered in an accident where there was damage to personal property, such as a stereo or car, you may also be able to recover compensation if unsafe conditions or poor maintenance caused these damages.

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