Premises Liability

What is Premises Liability?

glasses on a claim paperPremises liability law holds land owner responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons as a result of negligence in the care, control, and maintenance of the property.

Holding Property Owners Accountable for Negligence

When you are going about your daily business, you probably aren’t constantly looking down at your feet. And, you shouldn’t have to. The owner of a store, restaurant, parking lot or space open to the public has a legal duty to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition.

The law offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy regularly handles premises liability lawsuits due to safety hazard accidents.

We stand up for everyday people who were seriously injured through no fault of their own and demand fair compensation for the aftermath of their situation.

If you have slipped, tripped or otherwise suffered an injury due to a property owner’s negligence, contact us now for a free case evaluation. We will respond swiftly to document the dangerous condition, talk with witnesses and gather relevant details to build the strongest case in your favor.

Experienced Premises Liability Lawyers

The experienced attorneys at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy has represented personal injury victims in the Greater Capital District and throughout Upstate New York for decades. Our dedicated legal team has tried and successfully settled a wide range of premises liability cases, including:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents caused by slick floors or hidden hazards
  • Pothole and sidewalk defects
  • Defective stairs
  • Poor lighting
  • Snow and ice hazards
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Falling merchandise
  • Attractive nuisance (excavated holes, swimming pools, etc.)

In most cases, property owners in New York State can be held liable for negligence if they:

(a) created a hazard,
(b) had actual notice of a dangerous condition, or
(c) should have been aware of it (constructive notice).

In addition, pet owners are strictly liable for any injuries inflicted by their animal, including dog bite injuries.

The lawyers at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy have successfully sued major retailers such as Wal-Mart and CVS, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and owners of apartment buildings and parking lots. Our exceptional legal team has handled a full range of injuries, from head trauma, broken hips and herniated discs to fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys Close to Home

We are proud to offer clients free case reviews at any of our four convenient law offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs, NY. Contact us today to schedule your confidential meeting.

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