Albany Premises Liability Lawyer
Accidents Resulting from Property Owner Negligence
In New York, private and public property owners alike are required to take certain reasonable measures to keep visitors safe. Among other things, property owners must ensure that their premises are well-maintained and free of various hazards that could cause injury to those lawfully on the property. When property owners fail to take these steps, innocent people can be seriously hurt.
If you were injured while visiting someone else’s home, shopping at a retail store, or even in a public park, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and resulting damages. When property owners are negligent, they can be held responsible under premises liability law—and our attorneys at Basch & Keegan LLP can help.
Since 1987, our attorneys have been fighting for the rights of injured individuals throughout New York. We have handled more than 10,000 cases, helping our clients get back on their feet after serious accidents and injuries. We understand the challenges you are facing, and we are ready to help you seek the fair compensation you are owed.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that holds negligent property owners legally accountable for injuries suffered by others due to unsafe property conditions. Essentially, the law holds that property owners have a duty of care to ensure that visitors are reasonably safe while they are on the owner’s property.
Property owners in New York owe varying duties of care to different types of property visitors, as listed below:
- Invitees: New York law defines an “invitee” as someone who has been expressly or implicitly invited to a property for personal or business reasons. For example, a guest in a private home or a shopper in grocery store would be an invitee. In New York, property owners owe the greatest duty of care to invitees.
- Licensee: A licensee is someone who has not been explicitly invited to a property but, nevertheless, is lawfully allowed/has the owner’s consent to be on the premises. An example of a licensee would be someone who enters a gas station to use the bathroom, despite not being a customer. New York property owners owe varying degrees of care to different types of licensees.
- Trespasser: A trespasser, also known as an unlawful entrant, is someone who does not have the owner’s permission to be on the property or is otherwise on the property unlawfully. In New York, property owners owe very little duty of care to trespassers; they are only required to refrain from causing intentional, willful, or wanton injury to trespassers.
Depending on your status at the time of the injury, you could face several significant challenges in bringing a premises liability claim against a property owner. We strongly recommend that you work with an experienced attorney, like those at Basch & Keegan LLP, when seeking compensation for your damages after an accident or injury on someone else’s property.
Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
At Basch & Keegan LLP, we represent clients in all types of premises liability claims. We have taken on private property owners, as well as public landowners and government agencies in our pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients. Our Albany premises liability lawyers understand the unique and complex challenges present in these types of cases and are prepared to help you navigate the legal process.
We handle the following types of premises liability claims:
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites/attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Negligent security
- Inadequate property maintenance
- Assault/criminal conduct
- Snow and ice accidents
- Defective property conditions
- Toxic exposure
We provide personalized legal support and unique strategies tailored to our clients’ individual needs, concerns, and goals. When it comes to our practice, we are diligent, focused, and experienced. Our attorneys are dedicated to maximizing the value of our clients’ cases, seeking fair settlements when possible and, if necessary, pursuing justice in the courtroom.
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
When you are injured on someone else’s property, you should not have to simply suffer the devastating effects of the accident on your own. You may be facing severe or even disabling injuries, not to mention massive medical bills and lost wages due to time taken off work to heal. At Basch & Keegan LLP, we understand the difficulties associated with getting back on your feet after a serious accident, which is why we seek full compensation for our clients’ current and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, and other damages.
With over 100 years of combined experience and an extensive record of success, our attorneys are widely recognized as authorities in the area of personal injury law. If you were injured or if your loved one died due to injuries incurred on someone else’s property, our firm can help. We provide free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe anything unless/until we recover compensation for you.