Premises Liability Cases Involving Falling Debris

Jul 12, 2016 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Premises Liability Personal Injury

A miniature statue of JustitiaAt the law firm of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, our experienced attorneys skillfully handle the full range of personal injury cases, including premises liability claims arising from all types of accidents. Premises liability law is the area of personal injury law that concerns accidents that occur on unsafe public or private properties. You have every right to expect that, when you legally enter onto another person’s property, it is safe to do so. If there are any circumstances that would foreseeably make it unsafe for you to do so, then it is the responsibility of the owner or manager of the property to inform you of these circumstances and take reasonable steps to protect you from harm. If he or she does not fulfill this responsibility, then you can seek compensation for any injuries you suffer as a result by filling a premises liability claim against him or her.

Among the most common causes of injuries on unsafe properties is falling debris. If you have a case involving premises liability and falling debris, our Brooklyn, NY legal team can provide you with a thorough analysis and advise you of your legal rights and options. Gary A. Zucker and his team have the skills, resources, and pure tenacity to handle even the most complex premises liability cases successfully. We will work hard to ensure that your rights are properly asserted.

Remember that, as with all personal injury cases, time is not on your side when it comes to filing a premises liability claim. There is a time limit for filing claims, and it begins the moment you suffer an injury. Please contact the law firm of Gary A. Zucker & Associates today.

What Does “Falling Debris” Mean in this Context?

Although many people associate “debris” with “trash” or “garbage,” “falling debris” can refer to any falling object that strikes you from a height in this context. Therefore, the object in question could actually be anything ranging from actual garbage to a piece of heavy machinery. It might fall from a relatively close height, such as from a shelf at someone’s house, or from a great height, such as from several stories high at a construction site. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if the falling debris strikes you at someone’s private residence, a work environment, a store or restaurant, or a doctor’s office. If you are struck by falling debris on someone else’s premises and injured as a result, you could be entitled to compensation for any losses and expenses you sustain.

Examples of falling debris that commonly injure people include:

  • Equipment, tools, and machinery on construction sites and in other environments where repairs are being done
  • Food items, cans, boxes, and overstocked products in grocery and retail stores
  • Boxes and shipping materials in warehouses
  • Dishes, keepsakes, books, and personal items from shelves in people’s homes

Learn More about Premises Liability Cases Involving Falling Debris

To arrange for an evaluation of your premises liability case, please contact our personal injury law firm today.

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