There is nothing frivolous or greedy about suing the owner or occupier
of property when one is injured on someone else’s land. All property
owners, whether they are private owners, commercial owners, or government
owners, must maintain their property so that visitors are not injured
by a hazard that should not have existed.
Experienced Kingston personal injury attorneys know that serious injury can occur when a land owner or occupies does
not keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. Even relatively
insignificant property hazards can cause serious injury. Slipping or tripping
and falling can easily result in a head injury, traumatic brain injury,
broken bones, cuts, sprains, and or bruising. Dangerous animals kept on
property have been known to viciously attack guests, thereby causing severe
lacerations that which result in permanent and significant scarring.
The following provides a brief description of the types of premises liability
injuries from which victims have suffered.
Injuries within this category include any and every injury that can happen
to a victim above the neck. Therefore, cuts to the face, fractured jaws
and eye sockets, eye damage, and broken noses fall within this category.
Any of these injuries can be temporary, but they can also lead to lifelong
permanent damage. Of course, the risk of severe scarring is always present.
Additional injuries include skull fractures, concussions, brain bleeding,
and traumatic brain injury. Concussions, comas, and even death can occur
when a victim suffers a head injury. This may be accompanied by temporary
and or permanent memory loss, the loss of sight, speech, and or hearing,
and even in the loss of limb functioning.
The categories of injuries we use herein are not distinct from one another;
therefore, you will see some overlap. For example, broken facial bones
and skull fractures fall into the category above and within the broken
In addition to facial and skull fractures, many different types of bones
can easily break when a visitor slips and falls on negligently maintained
property. Not only does any and every type of bone have the ability to
break, there are also different types of breaks; i.e. compound, incomplete,
or spiral fractures.
The most common breaks occur on the victim’s hands or arms and this
happens in part because the victim was trying to brace himself or herself
from injury when falling. But leg and foot fractures are common as well.
Property owners and occupiers must keep their guests safe from foreseeable
and preventable harm. This of course includes the responsibility to properly
maintain one’s property, but it also includes keeping people safe
from injuries caused by the owner’s or occupiers animals.
Dog bites occur more often than one would like to see within Kingston, New York
and the surrounding areas. Dog owners have a great responsibility since
dogs can cause significant bodily injury and even death to a defenseless victim.
Injuries can range from mere bruising to severe lacerations and can even
include bone fracturing. But bog bite victims typically experience numerous
emotional injuries after the attack. Emotional injuries are compensable
via civil litigation just in the same manner as are physical injuries.
Fires and Explosions
Kingston personal injury attorneys know that it is very reasonable to expect
property owners to keep their property safe so that fires and explosions
are not caused to occur. Of course sometimes fires occur without the presence
of negligence. But other times a building owner was aware of electrical
problems, did nothing to fix the danger, and the result was the occurrence
of an electrical fire.
Chemicals negligently stored have been known to explode as well. Property
owners must ensure that chemicals on their property are kept in appropriate
containers and in the proper locations. Any and all New York law and or
Federal laws must be adhered to in regard to chemical storage as well.