Poughkeepsie Premises Liability Attorney
Protecting NY victims injured by negligence
Being injured on another person’s property can be a serious situation. Though we hope that property owners will take the necessary care to protect visitors and passersby, it is not always the case. It is important to know that if you are injured on a person’s property, you have rights that need to be protected. State and local laws are on your side. If you were on a person’s property for a legitimate reason and you were seriously injured by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for said injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Property owners are obligated to regularly monitor their land and fix problems in a timely manner. If the hazard is snow or ice after a storm, a property owner must follow the municipal code that details the time provided for cleanup. If you need quality legal support from an experienced and tenacious attorney, contact The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC for a consultation.
The burden of proof
To be successful, it is important that you prove your case. This is called the burden of proof. Your case must prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard and did not act in a timely manner to address the danger. If they had, your injuries could have been avoided. It is complicated to do so and entails the need for an investigation and a collection of evidence.
Premises liability hazards
Whether you are legitimately on private or public land, there are countless hazards that can lead to injury. You could suffer from injuries because of slip and falls, toxic exposure, animal bites, criminal activity, and pedestrian accidents. Some of the many things that can cause you harm on a person’s property include:
- Weather conditions
- Code violations
- Slippery and toxic substances
- Unruly animals
- Insufficient security
- Insufficient lighting
It is important to collect evidence when injured on someone’s property. Always seek medical attention. When you seek medical attention, many aspects of your accident are documented, including the severity of the injury, the location, and the general time medical attention was given. If you are able, take pictures of what injured you and talk to any witnesses that may have seen the accident. If you cannot act for yourself, contact our firm to send someone to assist in collecting evidence.
Contact an experienced premises liability attorney
For nearly a decade, The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC has been a legal resource for injured individuals in New York State. Our firm fully understands the impact a serious injury has on one’s future. If you are seriously injured and can prove that your injuries were caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our firm can help you construct a case that meets your burden of proof and exceeds the serious injury threshold, allowing you to pursue maximum reward for your accident. Contact The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.