Premises Liability Lawyers in Rochester, NY
Landowners are required to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition at all times. If you are injured on someone else’s property due to an unsafe condition or a negligent act of another, you may have a claim. For any owners or lessees have a legal duty to make a reasonable effort to maintain a safe environment for visitors on their property. People could potentially be injured on a flight of stairs, a slippery surface, or by the intentional criminal act of a third party.
An injured person must prove the property owner or lessee caused the unsafe condition which directly resulted in the injury. The injured person must also acknowledge their degree of responsibility, which could reduce a recovery or prevent one in its entirety. An inspection must be done as soon as possible, after the incident occurred on the site of the accident including photographs of the scene and witness interviews before evidence is disturbed.