Injury Related to Inadequate and Defective Maintenance of Building and Property
In New York, owners of commercial and residential buildings have a duty to maintain their buildings and property in a reasonably safe manner. The duty to maintain applies to areas inside a building, such as stairways, lobbies, apartments, and ceilings. It also applies to the property surrounding the exterior of a building, such as sidewalks, walkways, courtyards and driveways.
Unfortunately, many owners fail to maintain their buildings and property, allowing them to fall into disrepair and become dangerous.DO I HAVE A CLAIM AGAINST A BUILDING OWNER IF I WAS INJURED IN AN ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY A DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ON HIS PROPERTY?
In order to bring a claim against an owner for inadequate and defective maintenance of a building and/or property, an injured person must prove that the owner was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition that caused the accident. In addition, the injured person will have to prove that the dangerous condition was a substantial factor in causing the accident.THE IMPORTANCE OF HIRING AN EXPERIENCE NEW YORK PREMISES LIABILITY LAWYER
In order to obtain the necessary evidence to prove your case, it is important to hire personal injury attorneys who have extensive experience in uncovering records, witnesses, surveillances videos and other evidentiary materials that will help prove your case. In addition to finding evidence, it is also important to find a legal representative that will hire expert engineers who can assist in determining why an accident happened, and help determine which parties are at fault for an accident. The NYC premises liability attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf spare no expense in litigating on their clients behalf, obtaining all necessary evidence and using highly qualified engineering experts.
Building owners will often hire other companies or individuals to help them maintain their buildings, such as management companies, elevator maintenance companies, snow removal contractors and many other types of companies. Depending on the type of accident, one or more of these companies may be responsible for an accident that occurred due to inadequate and defective maintenance. These companies can be responsible for several reasons, such as having caused or created a dangerous condition or based on a contractual obligation. Determining exactly which parties are responsible for the inadequate and defective maintenance of a building and property requires the help of a legal professional.
The New York premises liability lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have over 90 years of experience in representing plaintiffs injured due to inadequate and defective maintenance of buildings and property. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or has died as a result of inadequate and defective maintenance, please contact us today.