- Injured on the Manhattan Property of Another Party? Get Legal Help Fast.
- What Is a Premises Accident Case?
- Where Do Premises Liability Injuries Most Often Occur in Manhattan?
- What Types of Premises Accidents Are Common in the Manhattan Area?
- How Is Liability Determined in a Premises Liability Case in Manhattan?
Property owners, landlords, and property managers have a legal responsibility to keep premises safe for visitors, residents, employees, and other people legally present on the property. When an injury occurs inside or outside a Manhattan property as a result of a failure to maintain any area of the property, inadequate security, unsafe or uneven walking surfaces, falling objects or other situations involving negligence, you may have the right to bring a premises accident claim or lawsuit against the liable party or parties.
For assistance in cases of serious or fatal injuries, contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353. As a leading personal injury firm serving the Manhattan area, the firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for the injured.
A claim or lawsuit based on a premises accident may be brought when an act of negligence by a property owner, landlord, or property manager has failed to keep the property safe for tenants, residents, employees, customers, or other visitors to the property. Every case differs in circumstances, degree of injuries sustained, and factors that contributed to the incident. Each case must be reviewed and evaluated by a Manhattan premises liability lawyer to determine whether a claim or lawsuit can be filed.
Premises liability injuries most often occur in several types of locations, including but not limited to:
- Public transportation – buses, subway, or trains
- Grocery stores
- Retail outlets
- Office buildings
- Sports venues
- Parking lots, parking garages
- School and colleges
- Subway platforms
The types of accidents that can commonly occur in these cases include:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Assaults on premises
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Falling objects
- Unsafe stairwells
- Ceiling collapse accidents
- Animal attacks
All successful premises liability cases involve the legal concept of negligence. A property owner who has failed to maintain safe premises, whether by failing to keep the sidewalks free of ice and snow, or in ultimately failing to keep walking surfaces in reasonably safe condition, or they have failed to provide adequate security, can be held liable when a person is injured on the property. Establishing liability involves gathering and preserving evidence to prove the property owner was negligent in some manner, and failed to act in a manner protecting those present on the property.
If a serious injury occurred on public property, the case must be managed carefully, correctly, and swiftly. In most cases, a notice of claim must be filed within 90 days of the date of the injury, or the injured person may lose the right to pursue compensatory damages. A claim can be brought against various entities, including but not limited to:
- The municipal agency responsible for the maintenance or construction of the property.
- Any private entity contracted to maintain or repair public property.
- A manufacturer of a faulty product or feature on the property.
- An entity that provided negligent security on public property.
Various types of financial compensation are pursued in a premises accident case in Manhattan. The types of damages sought in a claim or lawsuit include:
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Anguish
- Loss of Quality of Life
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Medical Costs
- Lost Wages
- Reduced Earning Capacity
Not all injuries sustained on property owned by another party allow for a premises liability claim to be brought. A full investigation into the facts must take place to determine whether the property owner, manager, or landlord acted in a negligent manner, which led to the injuries sustained.
To determine whether you have a viable case that could allow you to recover compensatory damages, connect with Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your case.