Premises Liability

Burden & Hansen, LLC defends against negligence claims involving defective and dangerous conditions and improper maintenance that result in falls and other accidents on construction sites, in parking lots, and in and around buildings.

We also handle premises liability cases involving sexual or physical assault on behalf of the owner or property management.

Our firm represents building or property owners, management companies, contractors, engineers, snowplow contractors, maintenance companies and others. We act quickly to preserve evidence, investigate the claim, and prepare for litigation and discovery.

We interview the appropriate witnesses, who may include police, emergency responders, security guards, building tenants, employees, property managers and other customers. We gather relevant documents, such as our clients’ internal reports and records and outside reports from local, state and federal agencies.

The attorneys at Burden & Hansen, LLC formulate innovative solutions to resolving claims in order to pursue a solid defense. Our attorneys have unique experience in defending snow and ice cases in Upstate New York and Western Pennsylvania, particularly with our lake effect and polar vortex weather systems. We do not lose sight of the client’s goals and objectives and our extensive pretrial work lays a strong foundation for an aggressive defense in the courtroom.