New York City Premises Liability Attorney
Laws Hold Property Owners Accountable
Premises liability refers to laws requiring land owners to maintain certain
levels of safety inside and outside of their property for the sake of
visitors and residents. Whether the property is a business establishment
like a supermarket or a housing complex like an apartment building, there
are laws that property owners must abide by. When property owners neglect
their duties to keep the area safe, and someone else is injured as a result,
the property owner may be held liable in a premises liability claim.
The Basics of Premises Liability
There are some basic rules in any premises liability case. Property owners
have a duty to keep a property safe for visitors, and visitors must use
the property in a normal or expected manner. In New York, a successful
premises liability lawsuit requires the victim to prove that the land
owner either caused the dangerous situation or that they should have been
aware of it and failed to remedy the condition. As the plaintiff, you
must also prove that this defective or dangerous condition was a direct
cause of your injury.
To make an effective premises liability claim, you may have to prove the
- You were using the property in a normal/expected manner
- The property owner owed a duty to keep the property safe for you
- The property owner neglected their duty to maintain safety
- The property owner's failure/neglect resulted in your injury
It is important to move quickly in the event of a personal injury claim
involving premises liability so that you can build a strong case by collecting
all of the necessary evidence. You may be entitled to damages for lost
wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. Jaroslawicz & Jaros, LLC has
recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Do not hesitate
to enlist the help of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in New York
City who has experience in handling complex premises liability cases.
Common Types of Premises Accidents
There are several types of premises liability cases. One of the most common
cases is a
slip and fall accident, in which the victim was injured by a slip, trip, or fall caused by a
hazardous situation. A slip and fall accident may occur as a result of
any number of hazards in many different kinds of environments, including
wet flooring, poor lighting, loose handrails, and defective stairs.
There are many other common types of property-related accidents, such as:
What all premises liability cases have in common is that someone may be
held responsible for the injury another person has suffered. If you have
been injured on a premises because the property owner failed to maintain
safe conditions, you may be able to hold the property owner responsible
in your recovery. Consult with an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible!
Retain Skilled Legal Professionals for Your Claim
Since 1980, our team of award-winning professionals has been dedicated
to helping clients recover damages in premises liability claims and other
personal injury cases. In that time, we've recovered several multi-million
We never pass our cases off to untried paralegals or secretaries. We are committed to working on an individual level with each client to
ensure that their needs and concerns are heard.
Do you have a question about premises liability? Were you or a loved one
the victim of a dangerous situation on someone else's property?
Call our firm today to schedule a free case consultation and find out more about how our New
York City personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you. It is never
too early to make preparations for your future and ensure you receive
the compensation you need for a full recovery!