Premises Liability FAQs

What is premises liability?

Premises liability is an area of law where a defect on a property can be cause for a negligence claim. Premises liability claims may be a slip and fall on a property or a dog bite, it could be a robbery or assault in a nightclub with negligent security or it could even be as a result of a heavy falling object. If a property owner knows of a dangerous condition, or should know of it, and doesn't correct it — then you may have a claim based on premises liability.

What are common types of premises liability cases?

Premises liability claims can be anything associated with a dangerous condition on a property. Some of the more common cases include:

  • Dog bites
  • Slip and falls
  • Burn injuries
  • Negligent security
  • Falling objects
  • Weather related slip and falls
  • Sidewalk injuries

What are examples of dangerous conditions that may give rise to a premises liability claim?

Again, there can be any number of conditions leading to a dangerous condition, but some of the more common issues include:

  • Poor lighting
  • Inadequate maintenance of property
  • Deficient balcony construction
  • Ineffective/faulty security systems
  • Inadequate shoveling or mitigating of icy conditions
  • Inadequately protected dangers — such as swimming pools
  • Dysfunctional locks

If you have experienced an injury or have a loved one that died as a result of a dangerous condition, meeting with a lawyer can help. At Godosky & Gentile, we offer free initial consultations so there is no risk to setting up an appointment.

If you have more questions in addition to these premises liability FAQs, call our office at 212-742-9700 to speak with an experienced attorney about your case. We offer free initial consultations and can answer your questions. We assist clients in the Bronx and throughout the New York City area.