Premises Liability

Dog negligence is limited

New York, unlike most other states, imposes less liability on pet owners for dog bites or when their pets otherwise harm another person. Two recent high court cases in the state have further imposed this precedent. Owners are not liable for the actions of their pets, such as biting or knocking a person over, unless… (keep reading)

What is the responsibility for a roomate’s dog?

On behalf of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. in Premises Liability on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Dog owners in New York are responsible for injuries inflicted by their dogs in a premises liability case if they were aware or should have been aware of the animal’s vicious propensity. These include an earlier attack, the… (keep reading)

What is needed to prove a slip-and-fall case?

In New York City, residents often face the risk of staircase accidents in the infinite number of apartment buildings and other residences throughout the city. To prove liability and obtain compensation for damages suffered in a fall on a slippery surface, certain proof is vital. To establish a premises liability case — like a staircase… (keep reading)

When is the landlord responsible for violence?

Under New York law, property owners must act in a reasonable manner to prevent harm to anyone on their premises. This extends not only to apartments but also to business establishments such as stores, restaurants and movie theaters. A property owner, or landlord’s, responsibility includes the duty control the conduct of persons who are on… (keep reading)

The dangers of slip and fall accidents

Slip and falls and other accidents may come unexpectedly during what was considered the most business routine, social event or errand. A seemingly mundane task in a comfortable environment can lead to a serious and long-term injury that may be life-changing because of a slippery stairwell in an apartment building, a neighbor’s aggressive dog, a… (keep reading)

What is the owner’s security responsibilities?

New York property owners and landlords are legally responsible to keep tenants and guests safe from harm. Owners and landlords who are negligent can be held responsible when they knew or should have known about a dangerous condition that caused the injury and they did not properly repair it, cordon it off or provide ample… (keep reading)

The duty to provide security in an unpredictable world

In a decision issued in late August, the New York Supreme Court in Kings County reminded litigants, government authorities, property owners, building landlords and transit authorities that security is a pervasive aspect of everyday life because of the violent and unpredictable world in which we live. The Court allowed a premises liability lawsuit to proceed… (keep reading)