When most people think of a
premises liability lawsuit, a
slip and fall injury claim understandably comes to mind. After all, this is easily one of the most
common, if not
the most common, types of premises liability lawsuits in the country. However,
there are many more different accidents and incidents that can trigger
a premises liability lawsuit.
Here’s four uncommon but not unheard of premises liability claims:
Dog bites: Most dog bite claims will fall under the umbrella of premises liability
since most animal attacks occur on the dog owner’s property. Guests,
visitors, and even passersby who are not correctly and clearly warned
of a dog’s aggressive tendencies may have grounds to sue for compensation.
If medical bills are created in relation to treating a dog bite, New York
law places strict liability on the owner, even if the dog had never bitten
Inadequate security: Property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to protect
guests and patrons from harm of all sorts. If there is reason to believe
that an establishment will attract the attention of criminals who could
harm patrons, security must be provided to deter it. A bank, for example,
will usually need to have at least one guard on hand at all times. Large
apartment complexes may also need to retain the services of a security
patrol if there are poorly lit areas in the complex.
Swimming pool accidents: Families with swimming pools on their property may not realize that any
guest harmed in the pool may possibly create a premises liability claim
against them. Even when precautions are taken, it can be difficult to
defend oneself from such a claim due to the dangerous nature of a pool.
The same can be said of trampolines in backyards, which are gaining notoriety
for being unreasonably dangerous.
Toxic exposure: The storage of potentially hazardous substances must be handled correctly
and in a way that keeps guests and patrons to the property safe at all
times. Failing to properly label caustic chemicals or leaving them out
in the open can put people at risk of dangerous toxic exposure. Premises
liability claims based on toxic exposure tend to be the most expensive
of all since a chemical agent can cause lingering or lifelong debilitations.
Legal Help for Premises Liability Claims of All Kinds
Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is a highly-experienced New York
City personal injury law firm that has seen and managed all types of premises
liability claims. If you were injured while visiting someone else’s
property, even in cases where you did not have explicit permission to
be there, let us know during a
free consultation. We might be able to determine if you have valid grounds to create a claim
in pursuit of compensation. Dial
646.461.4009 to learn more.