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 NYC premises liability attorney to determine their best course of action. At The Sanders Law Firm, our New York personal injury lawyers have more than five decades of experience handling premises liability claims. We will fight on your behalf to hold property owners liable and maximize your compensation.

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Our firm has more than five decades of experience handling premises liability claims

Every time we leave our homes, we are relying in part on the responsibility of others to ensure our safety. There is an expectation, for example that other drivers will operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner to avoid accidents. We also expect that property owners will keep their premises free of hazards that could injured people.

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 their negligence.

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Premises liability is a complex area of the  law that involves significant evidence gathering, common law negligence principles, case law, state and local building codes, and in some cases, expert testimony. After notifying the property owner about your injury and seeking medical care, you should also consider speaking with a New York City premises liability lawyer. It costs nothing to discuss your case with The Sanders Law Firm, and an experienced attorney could make a big difference in your case.

The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner you can preserve valuable evidence, and the stronger your case will be.

If you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of negligence on someone else’s property in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, or Long Island, The Sanders Law Firm can help. We begin with a free consultation to determine the basic facts of the case. You do not have an unlimited amount of time, however, to sue a private property owner for your personal injury. In New York, you have just three years from the date the accident occurred, or from when you discovered your injuries. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner you can preserve valuable evidence, and the stronger your case will be.

NY Premises Liability Law

New York premises liability law presents certain challenges to victims, as the law tends to favor 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
  • 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 Law 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 maximum compensation for victims’ economic and non-economic losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The value of a premises liability lawsuit in New York largely depends on the extent and nature of injuries sustained. For example, a victim 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 a smaller monetary recovery. When taking into account the amount of a verdict or settlement, 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 premises liability lawyers boast decades of experience and abundant resources to successfully handle your personal injury lawsuit from investigation through trial. Over the past 50+ years, our legal team has helped dozens of New York City clients obtain legal compensation, oftentimes through an out-of-court insurance payment. The premises liability attorneys at The Sanders Law Firm are members of Super Lawyers, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, and the Million Dollar Advocates and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum.

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.