New York landlords have an obligation to set and maintain reasonably safe conditions at their properties. If a landlord fails to check (and correct) their property for safety hazards before renting it or opening it to the public, people can get seriously hurt. If you suspect that a landlord has not maintained reasonably safe conditions, and you were injured as a direct result of that negligence, there are likely ways for you to recover compensation.
Generally speaking, a New York landlord may be held liable for someone falling down a flight of stairs on their property if they either knew or should have had reasonable knowledge of the hazard’s existence that caused the fall. The landlord’s liability from this may arise if the answer is yes to the following questions:
- Did the landlord know, or should they have known, about the presence of the safety hazard?
- Was your injury reasonably foreseeable?
- Did the landlord have a reasonable opportunity to take corrective action?
If a landlord is held liable for such injuries, the injured party usually has to be either a tenant or someone who has a legitimate reason to be on the property. Just a few examples of landlord negligence may include:
- Building code violations,
- Failure to remove snow or ice,
- Missing railings,
- Tripping or slipping hazards, and
- A stairway that is too steep or broken stairs.
Here at Rosenblum Law, we deploy decades of litigation experience and unrivaled legal expertise to ensure you get the best possible chance to recover the compensation you deserve and move on with your life. If you or a loved one have been injured in a fall down the stairs, don’t wait to take the crucial first step on the road to recovery and call us today!
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