Commercial, municipal, and private landowners must abide by the law that protects citizens from injuries caused by negligence. We assume that owners of a property will do their best to prevent and remove hazards that can lead to injuries. Sadly, this is not always the case and negligence leads to a variety of injuries, some being quite severe. Some state and federal regulations have been drafted to protect the rights of citizens who have been injured when on another person’s property for legitimate reasons. Depending on the applicable scenario, customers, social guests, employees, and those just passing through are able to hold negligent parties responsible for injuries. Negligence can be established if the landowner knew or should have known about the hazard and did nothing to correct the problem. If you have been injured on someone’s property, you may be wondering who is responsible for your medical bills and lost wages. It is important to note that New York law states that you must have a serious injury to win a successful personal injury lawsuit. If you need guidance or legal services, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish today.
Various property hazards
There are various hazards that can cause injury. When you navigate the walkways of your community, visit a person’s home, or go to work, you are faced with a multitude of things that may injure you. Some hazards that can cause you hard include:
Hazards on someone’s premises can cause a variety of dangerous situations, including dog bites, slip and falls, motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, and toxic exposure. You can suffer from a wide range of injuries that can affect you for the rest of your life. These injuries can impact your livelihood and cripple you with overwhelming medical bills and lost wages. If you have been injured, it is important to consider your legal options, even if you know the property owner personally.
Most personal injury cases are based on your ability to prove the condition or situation that caused you harm existed in the first place. This is called a burden of proof. You must prove to the court that the owner of the property knew or should have known about the hazard and did nothing to rectify the situation. The first thing you should do is get medical attention for your injuries. This allows you to get the medical help you need as well as documenting the injury, the place of the injury, and the time that it happened. This record will be helpful in court later on. If you are physically able, take photographs of the condition that injured you. This can be time-sensitive in the case of weather-related conditions. Hazardous conditions regarding snow, ice, and standing water can change by the minute. Collect the contact information from any witnesses that can support your claim. If you are bitten by a dog, make note of the type of dog that injured you, get the contact information from the owner, and make sure that it has its proper shots up to date. If you are unable to collect evidence, call The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish to act quickly and get to the scene as soon as possible. Without the necessary evidence to back up your claim, you may not have a valid personal injury case.
Contact a White Plains law firm to represent your needs
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you have a lot to consider about your future. Your injury can negatively impact your future and burden you with medical bills, lost wages, and the possibility of never being able to work again. You should consider your legal options. Contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish to assess your case, guide you through your choices, and effectively represent your needs if the case was to go forward. Don’t allow another’s negligence to impact your quality of life. Call The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish today.