New York Premises Liability Attorney
When serious injuries result from the negligence of property owners or managers, victims are urged to speak with an experienced NY premises liability attorney to determine their best course of action.
At The Sanders Firm, our New York personal injury lawyers have more than four decades of experience handling premises liability claims and will fight on your behalf to obtain a favorable outcome. If business or property owners were negligent in maintaining the safety of their buildings and grounds, they may be held accountable for any injuries you sustained.
By law, New York property owners and business establishments have certain legal duties to visitors and patrons. When property owners ignore this duty, or otherwise allow hazardous conditions in public areas to exist or remain, they may be held liable for any injuries sustained as a result of such negligence.
New York premises liability attorneys
If you or a loved one was injured due to unsafe conditions in a bank, department store, restaurant, grocery store, hospital, construction site, apartment building or any other public access property, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, and medical expenses.
Our attorneys handle a range of premises liability suits, including those that arise from:
- Elevator accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Parking lot falls
- Cracked and broken sidewalks
- Worn or raised carpeting and floor boards
- Unsafe building injuries
- Negligent security
- Lack of security cameras
- Negligent supervision at schools and day care
- School bus accidents
- Lead poisoning
- Dog bites
- Escalator accidents
- Victim of rape
- Retail and restaurant negligence
- Flawed road design
NY premises liability law
New York premises liability law presents certain challenges to victims as the law tends to favor the property owners. Your attorney must conduct a prompt investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, as well as determine the builder, the property owner, the building management company, and any other potentially liable parties.
Despite the challenges of establishing negligence in these cases, those who pursue a premises liability claim often prevail with substantial court awards or settlements. Liability frequently hinges on how regularly a property owner inspects their grounds for potential hazards, and if they take swift measures to remedy any obstacles or dangerous conditions.
Examples of property owner negligence may include, but is not limited to:
- Inadequate security
- Poor or faulty lighting
- Uneven or broken steps
- Cracked or uneven flooring
- Icy pavement or wet floors
- A loose tile or carpet
- Cluttered aisles or walkways
- Malfunctioning elevator
- Failure to warn visitors of dangerous conditions
In order to determine liability for damages, at least one of the following must be established:
- The property owner or operator was responsible for the hazard/unsafe condition that led to the injury or slip and fall
- The property owner was aware of the unsafe condition, yet did not take measures to correct it
- The property owner either knew or should have known about the hazard on their premises
Potential compensation available to victims
At The Sanders Firm we understand the many emotional and financial burdens faced by families dealing with a serious injury suffered at the hands of another’s negligence. And we are passionate about winning justice that fairly compensates for a victim’s economic and non-economic losses.
The value of a premises liability lawsuit in New York largely depends on the extent and nature of injuries sustained. For example, one who has suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis caused by a slip and fall accident may be eligible for a multi-million dollar verdict or settlement, whereas minor bruises and contusions may result in less monetary recovery.
When taking into account the amount of reparations, the following factors will be considered:
- Related medical and hospital bills – past and future
- Loss of income
- Therapy or rehabilitation
- Diminished ability to earn a living
- Permanent disability
- Emotional anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our attorneys boast decades of experience and abundant resources to successfully handle your personal injury lawsuit from investigation through trial, if a settlement isn’t reached first. Over the past 46 years, our legal team has helped dozens of New York clients obtain legal compensation in a timely manner, oftentimes through an out-of-court insurance payment.
Common injuries suffered due to property hazards
Broken bones, torn ligaments, severe burns and spinal cord injuries are not uncommon in slip and fall accidents and incidents stemming from inadequate or negligent security. Whether caused by an icy sidewalk, missing handrail, cracked pavement, faulty elevator or concealed pothole, victims are urged to seek the assistance of a qualified New York slip and fall attorney who can protect their legal rights and hold the negligent parties accountable for their wrongdoing.
Some notable verdicts and settlements reached in NY premises liability claims include:
- $3.95 million settlement for man who suffered serious spinal cord injuries causes by an elevator accident.
- $1.4 million wrongful death verdict for a Queens resident who died of electrocution caused by unsafe work conditions
- $1.6 million jury verdict handed down to a pedestrian who fell in a hole in the street, fracturing his jaw.
File premises liability lawsuit in New York
If you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of negligence on someone else’s premises in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, the trial attorneys at The Sanders Law Firm offer a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you are eligible for monetary damages.
Contact us today to arrange a no-charge legal evaluation with one of our New York personal injury attorneys. We can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752)
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