Whether people are shopping at a department store or visiting a friend's apartment, property owners have a responsibility to make sure that their property is safe for visitors. While the amount of responsibility may vary based on what type of guest people are, the general rule is that property owners owe visitors some sort of duty to maintain the premises.
If a Staten Island property owner fails to properly maintain a property, accidents can happen, causing visitors serious injuries. For example, a dangerous staircase can cause someone to fall and break multiple bones in their body. As a result, they may need months to recover physically and emotionally. Many accident victims are unable to work as they recover, making it almost impossible to pay their bills.
If people have been injured in a slip and fall or another accident involving poor property conditions, Attorney Michael Gaffney may be able to help them. Filing a lawsuit against the building or property owner may be the best way for people to recover damages for their injury. If people can prove that the property owner owed them a duty, breached the duty and that the breach caused their injuries, the injured may have a strong case. If a suit is successful, the property owner may have to help pay for some or all of the person's expenses.
Proving a premises liability case is not easy, but a qualified attorney can investigate the facts and gather evidence to support a claim. Attorney Michael Gaffney understands how traumatic property related accidents can be and will do whatever he can to assist victims. For more information on filing a lawsuit against a property owner, please visit our website.