Experienced Premises Liability Lawyers in Hauppauge, New York
Personal attention and compassionate service after a personal injury to you or a loved one
If you slip and fall at a restaurant, grocery store, park or private residence, you may suffer a wide range of serious injuries. In these situations, you may need to file a premises liability claim to help you get the compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C. have served injured people throughout Long Island since 1982, building a reputation for excellence unmatched in the region. For personal attention and unwavering dedication to your best interests, speak with a member of our law firm today.
Premises liability and related injuries
Out of the various types of injuries that typically give rise to premises liability suits, slip-and-fall injuries are the most prevalent. This is because slipping and falling can cause severe bodily harm that may sometimes even lead to permanent disability. The following are the most common circumstances in which these accidents occur:
- Trip and fall: This type of accident happens when an object blocks the path of the foot midstride, causing a person to fall. Other types of falls can be caused by a sticky walking surface, an elevated portion of a walkway or a flooring defect.
- Slip and fall: Slip and fall is characterized by a sudden loss of traction caused by a slippery walkway, resulting in a fall. During New York winters, business owners have a responsibility to salt walkways and clean up excess water from melting snow.
- Step and fall: This type of accident happens when the foot falls farther than expected, either due to a hole in the ground or the walking surface giving way.
Dog owner responsibilities to prevent injury
Dog bites are another common premises liability claim. Dog owners have a large role to play in preventing personal injury caused by their animals. If a dog owner has good reason to suspect that a dog may have tendencies toward biting people, that owner has the responsibility to keep the dog confined and away from people. Owners may go as far as to post signs warning passersby of their dog’s presence to prevent potential liability should a person wander onto the property and suffer a bite.
A widely respected Nassau and Suffolk County personal injury law firm
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, work with a respected attorney with Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C.. Contact our office at 631-231-1199 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve injured people throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, and have members on our law firm who speak Spanish and Italian. Our office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday and after hours if necessary by appointment. If your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office, we are available to schedule a home, hospital or rehabilitation visit.
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