You were recently out and about when you got injured on someone else’s property. Perhaps you slipped and fell in a store or you tripped over a broken sidewalk downtown. Now that you have to cover medical bills and other expenses, you’re wondering how you can prove that the property owner was responsible and get compensation.
With the help of a personal injury lawyer in New York, you will have a much better chance of proving premises liability and retrieving that compensation you deserve.
How to Prove Premises Liability
It’s up to you and your personal injury lawyer to prove a few different things. The first is that the defendant owned the property. Then, you have to show that you were lawfully on their property, dangerous conditions existed, the owner was negligent when it came to handling those dangerous conditions, and because of their negligence, you ended up getting hurt.
Examples of Premises Liability Cases
Let’s say you were in a store and you slipped and fell because there was merchandise on the ground. If a child walked through the store five minutes prior and threw that merchandise on the ground, the property owner may not have had enough time to clean it up. But if it had been there for hours and/or the store was known for always being messy, then you may have a case of negligence on your hands.
In another case, you might have been walking by a construction site when a worker dropped a tool that fell on you. There were no signs stating that you couldn’t be that close to the construction site. You could potentially sue the owner of the construction site.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
The only way you’ll know if you have a valid case on your hands is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates if you need representation after getting injured on someone’s property. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and the best part is, we provide a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.