Negligent maintenance in a premises liability lawsuit

A number of injuries can occur when a property owner does not take care of the building or surrounding property. Some of these injuries can even lead to fatalities in the worst of incidents. Property owners — from individuals to government entities — are required to keep their buildings and lands safe for tenants, customers, visitors and in some cases, even for those who are on the property illegally.

We understand how difficult it can be to cope with an injury caused by someone’s negligence. When an injury or death occurs because of negligent maintenance, the property owner, management company or others could be held liable in a premises liability lawsuit. Some examples of negligent maintenance include:

— Steps that have uneven heights

— Walking surfaces that are wet or otherwise slippery

— Inadequate lighting

— Handrails or railings that are loose or non-existent

— Tiles that are broken

— Carpeting that is torn or worn

Even a fall down one step can lead to serious injuries, including those to the back, neck, hands and feet. Whether you have tripped and fallen because a box was sticking out in a grocery store aisle or taken a tumble down a flight of stairs because of a broken step, you may be able to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and more.

Property owners have a responsibility to keep properties safe and free of hazards. When negligent maintenance results in personal injury, holding the property owner responsible may get you the compensation you deserve while also serving to protect others from similar accidents. You can learn more about these and other personal injury cases on our webpage.

Source: Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C, “Queens Stairwell Fall Accident Lawyers” Aug. 23, 2014