Premises Liability Lawyers in New City, NY: We Provide Dedicated Legal Counsel to Injury Victims
If you suffered an injury on someone else’s personal or business property, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation to pay for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Property owners and property management are expected to maintain a certain level of safety for all lawful visitors or else risk being held financially responsible for any injuries sustained on that property. However, filing a successful claim that establishes the property owner’s negligence is not a simple matter, and there are many legal matters which must be considered.
To ensure that your rights are properly looked after, please contact an experienced premises liability attorney without further delay. At the New City, NY, law firm of Greenspan & Greenspan, our attorneys and associates have over three decades of legal experience helping clients through the complex process of filing claims and seeking compensation.
It can be tempting for injury victims to trust that their insurance company and the at-fault property owner will do the right thing and take care of any injuries and associated medical bills. However, this is often wishful thinking. Insurance companies do not want to spend one more dime than they feel is necessary and even the most well-meaning property owners may balk when it comes time to pay out for costly medical expenses.
Call us to schedule a free case evaluation and we will go over the facts to give you a better idea of the potential maximum compensation you may receive and how we think we may be able to assist you in the process of pursuing that money.
What Types of Premises Liability Cases Does our Law Firm Represent?
Greenspan & Greenspan has decades of experience helping personal injury victims with premises liability claims.
We provide legal representation to clients with premises liability cases such as:
- Amusement park accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Damaged stairways
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Fires, burns, and smoke inhalation
- Inadequate lighting
- Lead paint exposure
- Medical malpractice
- Negligent hotel security
- Negligent security measures
- Product liability
- Public transportation accidents
- Road disrepair
- School and daycare accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Trip and fall injuries
- Uneven or slippery sidewalks and floors
These cases may be relevant to injuries that take place in retail stores, workplace offices, government property, private residential homes, and more.
Who may be Held Legally Accountable in a Premises Liability Case?
Premises liability laws apply to all types of property owners in New York. Most people think the law pertains only to businesses, but it extends to private property owners, too. If a lawful visitor of a private residence suffers an injury in that residence because of unsafe conditions, that homeowner may be considered liable for the injury.
Government entities on a federal, state, and local level could potentially be held accountable for injuries that occur in publicly owned lands, parks, and agency buildings.
If an injury happens in a subway, a train station, or on public sidewalks and walkways, then transit companies and other groups may be considered liable under premises liability law.
How Does one Establish a Property Owner’s Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?
Legally permitted visitors of a piece of property who are injured at that site may be able to hold the property owners accountable for an accident. However, establishing negligence and reckless abandonment of care can be a challenge.
As your attorneys, we will attempt to gather all important evidence that can be used to help your case and establish that the property ownership and management failed to act and fix hazardous conditions. Our legal staff may be able to use maintenance records, eyewitness testimonies, video security footage, and past reports of accidents and safety violations.
Please note, however, that this pertains to lawful visitors and staff on a piece of property. Trespassers are not usually afforded the same level of protection and consideration if they are injured in an accident on someone else’s property.
What Types of Injuries are Commonly Seen in Premises Liability Cases?
It is possible that you may not feel badly hurt immediately after an accident. But please, do not say this to the property owners. You owe them no courtesy to downplay your injuries or to reassure them that all is well. You should seek medical attention regardless of your current pain levels.
Common injuries in premises liability cases include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Eye injuries, sometimes resulting in loss of sight
- Loss of hearing
- Neck, back, hip, and spine injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Trip and falls
- Wrongful death
Financial compensation may provide support for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, rehabilitation, funeral costs, and any long-term pain and suffering.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Premises Liability Attorneys in New City, NY, Today
Depending on the accident and whose responsibility it was to maintain the safety of the property, it may be possible to seek damages from the property owners, the individuals hired to manage the property, the administration responsible for keeping the site safe, or some combination of the three.
To learn more about your options, please seek the legal advice of an experienced professional in the matters of premises liability cases.
You may discuss your case with our injury attorneys at any time by calling our New City, NY, law office to schedule a free consultation. Our office can be reached at (845) 422-8060.