Recognizing The Dangers At Supermarkets, Stores And Hotels
Supermarkets, retail stores and hotels have at least one thing in common: They are businesses and establishments with a lot of foot traffic. This increase in human presence requires constant and vigilant attention in terms of any inspection, maintenance and management of the location by those persons and entities responsible for ownership, operation and control of those areas. This means that these locations must be kept clean, dry, safe and free of any defects or other dangers for people walking.
That responsibility includes cleaning up messes and making necessary repairs in a timely manner.
One of the biggest hazards in stores and hotels is the risk of slipping or tripping. A dropped item at a supermarket can result in a wet and slippery floor. A torn carpet can be just as dangerous. Likewise, a malfunctioning or broken door in an entry or exit location can result in a devastating injury. Similarly, a leaking ceiling can result in falling debris or cause a slip and fall accident.
At the Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman, P.C. & Robert D. Rosen, P.C., we understand how this kind of injury can affect your life. We will help you hold negligent parties accountable through financial compensation for your injury, harms and losses. In every case, we work aggressively in an effort to obtain for our clients the maximum compensation available.
When Is A Business Or Property Owner Considered Negligent?
Put simply, negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. “Reasonable” is the key word here. To be successful, a plaintiff must establish that the defendant either caused the alleged safety hazard or knew about it and had a reasonable amount of time to correct the hazard.
No matter which party or parties you are accusing of negligence – owner, landlord, lessee or possessor of a building – the injured party must show:
- That the property was not in a reasonably safe condition
- That the owner, landlord, managing agent, tenant or possessor was negligent in not keeping the property in a reasonably safe condition
- That the negligence in allowing the unsafe condition to exist was a substantial factor in causing a person’s injuries
Get Started With A Free Consultation
The first step to getting started after a traumatic injury or accident is to find out your rights as well as to make sure you have secured and obtained all necessary and available information and documentation in order to successfully proceed. That means meeting with an experienced attorney who can help you assess the details of your situation.
Email us or call 212-689-5000 to make an appointment by phone or at one of our New York offices. We can walk you through every aspect of your case and increase your chances of getting the full financial recovery you deserve for all your harms, losses and damages. We are lawyers that you can actually talk to.