Property owners in Dutchess County and throughout the state of New York are responsible for making sure their property will not cause anyone to become injured. The concept of premises liability is pretty simple: keep your property safe because if not, an injured person can sue you for damages. Of course, no one wants to get involved in a lawsuit where they are sued for negligence.
The bottom line is that if it snows or is icy, which it often does here in Dutchess County, make sure all walking surfaces are shoveled and salted. In the summertime, make sure your pool has the required fences around it for safety so no one falls in. If there is a loose handrail on your stairs, make sure it gets tightened up or replaced so no one injures themselves on the stairway.
These simple tasks can make a major difference in ensuring you don’t find yourself being sued for premises liability. An injured party may want to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, among many other things.
On the other side of the coin, if you have been injured on another person’s property, it is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Contact The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PCtoday to schedule a consultation if you are in need of strong legal representation for any of your criminal defense and personal injury matters. We are here to help during your time of need.