Charles M. Giacoppe
Attorney at Law

Premises Liability

If dangerous conditions or inadequate security lead to an accident or assault, the property owner may be legally responsible for the resulting injuries. This general concept is known as premises liability and is true of business property as well as residential.

The sooner you receive an evaluation of your premises liability claim, the sooner you will find out if you can seek financial compensation from the property owner where you were hurt. Premises liability cases can be time-sensitive and subject to statutes of limitations. We will evaluate your potential claim quickly and thoroughly.

Just a few examples of the environments that are ripe for premises liability accidents include:

  • Slippery floors
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate or nonexistent security
  • Malfunctioning elevators
  • Stairwell in need of repair
  • Uncovered manholes
  • Build ups of snow and ice
  • Unrepaired potholes in parking lots

Take a Picture: One difficulty with premises liability cases is that it can be difficult to prove that the dangerous condition existed. Potholes and broken handrails often mysteriously disappear after someone falls and gets hurt.