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Premises Liability

The law requires property owners to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition for the safety of those who use it. Thus, snow must be shoveled after a snowfall; sidewalks must be repaired after the pavement breaks; leaks must be fixed in a timely manner; and wet floors must be mopped once a spill occurs.

Property owners are also required to comply with the New York City Building Codes. Accidents caused by a property owner’s failure to properly comply with the Building Codes can result in the property owner being found liable for the injury.

Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP has handled a wide variety of premises liability cases over the years. These include accidents caused by: inadequate handrails, scalding water, negligent security, dangerous elevators and escalators, negligently repaired stoves, sidewalk defects, failure to shovel snow and ice, and other many other defective conditions.

Notable Decisions:

Fall on wet floor in office building resulted in cervical spine injury - $2,400,000 Settlement
Fall on wet floor in office building resulted in cervical spine injury - $2,400,000 Settlement
Slip on ice causing lumbar and cervical spine injuries - $1,500,000 Settlement
Trip on uneven sidewalk causing traumatic brain injury - $1,500,000 Settlement
Fall from a misleveled elevator resulting in orthopedic injuries - $1,350,000 Settlement
Fall caused by large depression in asphalt resulting in shoulder, knee, and back injuries - $1,000,000 Settlement

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