Defective Maintenance of Buildings and Property
Owners and occupiers of residential and commercial properties in New York have a responsibility to properly maintain their facilities in order to prevent dangerous circumstances and potentially serious personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury as the result of defective maintenance of buildings and property, our legal team at Leav & Steinberg LLP will work closely with you to help develop a winning case that can earn you the compensation you deserve.
Defective Maintenance of Buildings and Property in New York
Defective maintenance of buildings and property cases are subject to premises liability laws, which govern how property owners and occupiers must maintain their properties to ensure the safety of all residents, employees, and guests. Maintenance responsibilities include all areas of the property, including stairways, elevators, lobbies, and apartments on the inside, and sidewalks, courtyards, driveways, and walkways on the outside. If a property owner or occupier fails to properly maintain these areas and someone is injured as a result of that negligence, the injured party is owed compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, missed time from work, and other accident-related losses.
Injuries Related to Defective Maintenance of Buildings and Property
When an owner or occupier of a commercial or residential property in New York fails to adequately maintain the premises, residents, employees, and guests may fall victim to a wide variety of accidents and personal injuries:
- Slips and falls
- Injuries due to inadequately trained staff
- Accidents due to faulty lighting or electrical wiring
- Injuries due to improperly designed stairs and doorways
If you have sustained injuries due to defective building and property maintenance, you must contact a legal team with proven premises liability experience as soon as possible.
Proving Your Defective Maintenance of Buildings and Property Case
Our experienced attorneys can help you with every aspect of establishing your defective maintenance of buildings and property case, including uncovering official records, gathering testimony from witnesses, and collecting surveillance footage and other hard evidence. Your legal team will work tirelessly to determine whether the property’s owners or occupiers are at fault, to what degree their negligence caused your injury, and what level of compensation you’re owed. Whether you’ve been injured in a residential or commercial space in any of New York’s boroughs, our legal team has the experience and dedication to see your case through to the end.