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Archive: Premises Liability

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Jul 31

Responsible Parties in Premises Liability

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Premises liability is an area of the law that covers accidents and injuries that occur on the property of another. Not only do these accidents happen on private property, but they can occur on public or government property as well….

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Owner with aggressive dog trying to bite another person on Long Island.

While many families have dogs that are beloved family pets, animal behavior can be unpredictable.  Approximately 4.5 million people experience dog bites each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Many people dismiss the risk of…

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Jan 31
Maid cleaning up a hotel room with a 'wet floor' sign to avoid premises liability on Long Island.

You decide to embark on a relaxing weekend getaway. You imagine the comfort of a cozy hotel in the country, the revitalizing fresh air, and a scenic view of fall foliage or spring cherry blossoms. Unfortunately, your attempt to unwind…

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Jan 17
Malfunctioning radiator on Long Island.

While radiators are valuable to surviving cold New York City winters, defective radiators can cause horrific burn injuries and even wrongful death.  The parents of two young girls are devastated after the tragic death of their two daughters.  The baby…

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Sep 13

What is “Premises Liability?”

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

When property owners fail to provide a safe environment for guests, customers, workers, or tenants, they may be guilty of premises liability. Property owners have a duty to properly maintain the property, prevent unsafe conditions, and warn visitors of potential…

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