New York Premises Liability Lawyers Help with Your Injury Claim
Legal Help After a NY Premises Liability Injury
In the state of New York, property owners and landlords are legally responsible for ensuring that the property is reasonably safe for visitors, residents, and employees. If an injury accident occurs inside or outside a building due to negligent maintenance or a failure to warn others about known hazards, the property owner may be held accountable through a premises liability claim or lawsuit.
If you have suffered an injury or worse as a result of a negligent property owner, you deserve to have answers. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our skilled New York personal injury lawyers have years of experience handling premises liability cases and will fight on your behalf to win the best possible outcome. Call us at (212) 986-7353 for a free case evaluation, where we will determine whether legal action is the right choice for you. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your losses. Contact us to learn more.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a very specific area of law. It deals with the legal duty of property managers and owners to keep their property safe for invited visitors. If poor maintenance of a property leads to an injury, the owner or manager of that property has failed their legal duty to provide a reasonably safe space. To prove that a property owner or manager was negligent, you will need to prove that they failed to keep the premises reasonably safe, and that you were injured because of this failure.
Was the NY Premises Liability Accident My Fault?
Depending on the type of accident, you may be unsure whether it occurred because of clumsiness on your part or a dangerous property condition. The first thing to consider is whether the property owner caused the safety hazard, knew about it and did nothing, or should have known about it. If the answer is yes to any of those, you may have a valid premises liability case.
Liability will often depend on how regularly and thoroughly the property owner maintains the premises. Common signs of property owner negligence include the following:
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken or uneven steps
- Loose rugs or flooring
- Malfunctioning elevators
- Failure to provide security measures against criminal activity
- Cluttered walkways
- Failure to warn others of hazardous conditions or dangerous substances
Premises injury accidents can occur in a variety of locations, such as apartments, office buildings, parking structures, shopping malls, and schools. The most common type of premises liability cases involve slip and fall accidents. Speak with an experienced lawyer at WRSH to discuss whether you have a legitimate claim against a property owner.
How Much is My New York Premises Liability Claim Worth?
The value of a premises liability claim often depends on the extent of the injuries suffered. For example, an individual that has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a slip and fall accident may be eligible for a significant settlement, whereas an individual that suffers minor injuries in a similar accident may recover adequate financial support. The losses that will determine the amount of compensation include accident-related expenses, such as hospital bills, prescription medications, rehabilitative therapy, and lost wages. Other non-economic losses may factor into the final settlement, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and mental anguish.
Where Do Premises Liability Injuries Most Often Occur in New York?
Unfortunately, premises liability injury accidents can happen just about anywhere and anytime. Over the decades, Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has handled thousands of premises liability cases. Here are some of the locations we most often see connected with premises liability injuries:
- Public transportation (buses and trains)
- Retail stores
- Office buildings
- Sports stadiums
- Parking lots and garages
- Public sidewalks
Who is Liable if My Injury Occurs on Public Property?
- The municipal entity charged with constructing and maintaining that property
- A private entity contracted to maintain that property
- The manufacturer of a faulty product on the property
What Damages are Recoverable in a New York Premises Liability Claim?
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has secured financial settlements for many New York residents in premises liability claims. Here are some of the most common damages your premises liability claim will pursue:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future lost wages from missed work
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death (in the event of losing a loved one)
Do I Have a Viable NY Premises Liability Case?
The only way to know if you have a strong premises liability claim is to contact an experienced New York trip, slip, and fall accident attorney. Your attorney can analyze the facts of your case and help you decide if you should pursue a lawsuit.
Can't I File a Claim Without a New York Premises Liability Attorney?
While it is true that you may file a claim on your own against the negligent property owner, without an attorney on your side, the fight to receive your rightful compensatory amount may be even more difficult. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our New York premises liability attorneys have helped numerous clients recover financial reimbursement in an efficient, timely manner because we have the experience and resources to hold the responsible party accountable and can handle the insurance companies on behalf of our clients.
We Can Help Seriously Injured Clients
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of dangerous property conditions, WRSH can help you understand your legal rights and options. Whether you have been involved in a slip and fall accident or violent assault due to a property owner's carelessness or wrongdoing, we will fight on your behalf to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances. Do not forfeit your right to hold the liable party accountable for your losses. Please call us at (212) 986-7353 for a free and confidential consultation.
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NY Premises Injury Verdicts & Settlements
$10.7 Million - Fall Down Flight of Stairs
$7.25 Million - Construction Site Accident: Scaffold Injury
$2.75 Million - Construction Accident: Union Electrician Injured
$2.65 Million - Biker Injured in Parking Garage
$2 Million - Construction Worksite Fall
$1.75 Million - Slip and Fall on Ice
$1.7 Million - Guitarist Injured at Vet's Office
$1.55 Million - Elevator Accident
$1.5 Million - Lift Machinery Fell Causing Serious Injuries
$1.5 Million - Rail Road Fall Accident
$1.5 Million - Injured in Fall
$1.3 Million - Trip and Fall
$1.2 Million - Brain Injury from NYC Bar Door
$1.05 Million - Fall Injury
$1 Million - Construction Stairway Fall
$950,000 - Guard Injured on Construction Site
$940,000 - Struck by Falling Wall Façade
$900,000 - Racetrack Fall Injury
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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today: