Property owners who cut costs by failing to maintain their premises free of hazards and dangers should be held responsible when someone suffers a serious injury. Premises liability laws make negligent property owners responsible for conditions on the premises they own which cause injury to visitors. Getting hurt on property belonging to or managed by another party may entitle you to be compensated for the damages you incur.


Premises liability is an area of personal injury law making the owners, managers and tenants of property responsible for taking reasonable steps to keep it free of unsafe and hazardous conditions that may cause visitors to be injured. Common types of New York properties to which premises liability laws apply include:

  • Residential properties

  • Supermarkets and convenience stores

  • Apartment buildings

  • Condominiums

  • Motels and hotels

  • Amusement parks, fairs and carnivals

  • Parking lots and garages

  • Shopping malls and shopping centers


There are many situations that may give rise to premises liability claims, including:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents

  • Animal attacks and dog bites

  • Negligent security

  • Amusement park accidents

  • Fires and electrocution

  • Faulty stairs

  • Broken or cracked sidewalks and parking lots


If you have been injured in a premises liability accident in New York, don’t let property owners or their liability insurance companies take advantage of you with low-ball settlement offers. Let Alvarez Law, PLLC, review your case during a free consultation and give you an honest opinion about what they can do to help you. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.