Slip, Trip, and Fall
Dreyer Law is Hudson Valley's Premises Liability Lawyer
Property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of the public. When property owners fail to properly manage their property and people get hurt, the property owners may be held financially liable for their negligence.
In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 out of 5 falls can cause a serious injury, such as broken bones or head injuries. Additionally, injuries as a result of falls have been found to be the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Premises liability is a serious matter, and our experienced attorneys at Dreyer Law take these cases very seriously.
If you have been injured because of the negligence of a commercial or residential property owner or you experienced a slip and fall accident in supermarkets, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, ongoing care and other considerations. Our Newburgh slip and fall lawyers at Dreyer Law, can help you pursue the full compensation you are entitled to.
What is the Duty of a Property Owner?
A landowner has an obligation to provide a safe environment for those visiting their premises, which is known as a "duty of care". While property owners are not always automatically responsible for your damages, but you may be able to seek compensation if you do not believe the landowner made reasonable efforts to prevent foreseeable danger.
Reasonable efforts by a landowner may include the following:
- Repair of pavement or uneven ground
- Maintenance of proper lighting
- Adequate security on the premises
- Repairing broken stairs
Proving Property Owner Negligence
One of the biggest challenges in premises liability cases is proving liability for the injuries sustained. While there are many factors of proving liability, generally, the injured party will have to prove:
- that the person whose actions led to the injury (the defendant) owned, leased or occupied the property
- that the defendant was negligent in their use or treatment of the property
- that this negligent behavior was a substantial factor in causing the injuries sustained
Handling a Diverse Range of Premises Liability Cases
After you've been hurt on another person's property, it can be confusing to determine who is responsible for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and related damages.
We handle a wide range of premises liability claims, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Injuries from falling objects
- Trips caused by dangerous property conditions
- Electrocution injuries
- Negligent security (improper lighting or safety precautions)
- Falling injury from heights
- Falls on uneven concrete
- Injuries caused by wet or slippery surfaces
Slip and fall accidents are a serious matter. People who have been injured in a slip and fall accident may experience a broken bone, joint damage, spinal cord damage, back injury, head injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or even death. Our Newburgh slip and fall attorneys have experience handling personal injury claims involving these and other injuries.
When Results Matter
At Dreyer Law, we understand how serious injury and accident cases can impact your life. We have represented thousands of clients facing difficult personal and legal challenges. In every case, we work diligently to seek the most favorable result possible for our clients, while striving to surpass our clients' expectations for personal service. We provide personal, hands-on representation and maintain constant contact with our clients, something we have heard time and again most other law firms do not necessarily do on a consistent basis. Additionally, we pride ourselves on being results-oriented.
We provide personal, hands-on representation and maintain constant contact with our clients.
With a collective 75+ years of experience to draw upon, we have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims.
We thoroughly investigate personal injury cases to provide clients with the aggressive representation they require.
At Dreyer Law, we provide personal, hands-on representation and maintain constant contact with our clients, something we have heard time and again most other law firms do not necessarily do on a consistent basis.