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Albany Premises Liability Lawyers

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability law holds land owner responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons as a result of negligence in the care, control, and maintenance of the property.

Holding Property Owners Accountable for Negligence

When you are going about your daily business, you probably aren’t constantly looking down at your feet. And, you shouldn’t have to. The owner of a store, restaurant, parking lot or space open to the public has a legal duty to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition.

The law offices of Hacker Murphy regularly handles premises liability lawsuits due to safety hazard accidents.

We stand up for everyday people who were seriously injured through no fault of their own and demand fair compensation for the aftermath of their situation.

If you have slipped, tripped or otherwise suffered an injury due to a property owner’s negligence, contact us now for a free case evaluation. We will respond swiftly to document the dangerous condition, talk with witnesses and gather relevant details to build the strongest case in your favor.

Experienced Premises Liability Lawyers

The experienced attorneys at Hacker Murphy has represented personal injury victims in the Greater Capital District and throughout Upstate New York for decades. Our dedicated legal team has tried and successfully settled a wide range of premises liability cases, including:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents caused by slick floors or hidden hazards
  • Pothole and sidewalk defects
  • Defective stairs
  • Poor lighting
  • Snow and ice hazards
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Falling merchandise
  • Attractive nuisance (excavated holes, swimming pools, etc.)

In most cases, property owners in New York State can be held liable for negligence if they:

(a) created a hazard, 
(b) had actual notice of a dangerous condition, or 
(c) should have been aware of it (constructive notice).

In addition, pet owners are strictly liable for any injuries inflicted by their animal, including dog bite injuries.

The lawyers at Hacker Murphy have successfully sued major retailers such as Wal-Mart and CVS, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and owners of apartment buildings and parking lots. Our exceptional legal team has handled a full range of injuries, from head trauma, broken hips and herniated discs to fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys Close to Home

We are proud to offer clients free case reviews at any of our four convenient law offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Contact us today to schedule your confidential meeting.

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.