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Personal Injuries as a Result of Unsafe PropertyNovember 8, 2013
In Western New York, many of us enjoy taking advantage of being outside during the summer months. This can be in the form of picnics, sports, hiking or simply just hanging out in the park. Unfortunately many personal injury accidents occur during these activities due to the property owner’s negligent upkeep of their premises. Recently, a young pregnant woman was sitting outside on a park bench and fell victim to one of these types of accidents. A large oak tree suddenly fell on her, which resulted in her death.
When someone is hurt or killed on someone else’s property, it can often be attributed to negligent maintenance or negligent security on behalf of the property owner. Owners of property, especially land held open to the public, owe a duty to those who enter it that it is in a safe condition. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and people can still be hurt in those areas. When that occurs, a personal injury attorney should be contacted to make sure the victim or the victim’s family receives compensation for those injuries and the loss. When there is a question of ownership, it is best to seek out assistance from a personal injury attorney who can find out who actually owns the property and if a recovery can be made.
Recovering from any type of injury is a long process for the victim and her family and seeking the proper assistance is often required. If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligent upkeep of their property, contact us at 716-400-0000.