New York premises liability lawyer – Long Island: Vito Cannavo explains the real cases taken to court against premises liability. In today’s world, renting an apartment is a common occurrence.
However, when it comes to the proprietor’s obligation to offer you a safe home, it makes hardly makes any difference in the kind of home you stay.
According to Vito Cannavo, he has seen numerous homes where the proprietor fails to offer safe and secure accommodation facilities. Such situation leads to cases of accidents such as falling and tripping over carelessly kept items, excessive hot water that leads to burns, collapse of ceiling, and chipping off lead paint that causes neurological damage to children. However, the property owner is not absolved of blame in case the tenant faces an accident.
Vito Cannavo cites two real examples where a defective door lock leads to the entry of a thief. In such case, the landlord is held guilty for not providing adequate security to the tenant. In another incident, the tenants of a home were burned due to the breakout of fire. However, it was the tenant who lit the candle and fell asleep but the landlord was held guilty for not providing self closing doors in addition to the failure to close the fire doors of hallway. However, in this case where the tenant was badly burnt, both the landlord and tenant settled the case before the trail.