When you are entering or leaving a hotel, apartment, parking lot or other property at night, adequate lighting can make the difference between getting to where you want to go safely — or suffering a serious injury. What you can’t see can hurt you.
If you have suffered an injury due to inadequate lighting, the owner, lessee or other person having charge of the property may be responsible for your losses. At The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in Manhattan, our lawyers represent people who are injured due to
property owner negligence. Call
(646) 808-3785 for a free initial consultation.
Is The Property Owner Responsible?
The law holds owners and others who are responsible for maintaining a property accountable for injuries caused by unsafe conditions. This area of law is known as premises liability. Here are few examples of injuries that may be caused by inadequate lighting:
- An assault made possible by a poorly lit parking lot or other area that gave the attacker a place to hide.
- Falls on stairways caused by missing or inadequate lighting
- Trip-and-fall accidents that happen because the injured person was unable to see an obstacle
Injuries caused by unsafe property conditions are usually covered by a business’s general liability insurance. However, cases involving property owner negligence can be highly contested. Insurance companies do not pay large damage claims without a fight. For this reason, it’s important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Our lawyers have recovered more than
$100 million in compensation for our clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases.
For More Information About Injuries Caused By Poor Lighting
To discuss your case with an attorney at our firm, call (646) 808-3785 or complete our
contact form. We represent injured people and their families throughout the New York City area.