According to New York State law, property owners and landlords are responsible for ensuring their premises are reasonably safe for visitors, residents, and employees. If an injury results from negligent property maintenance or inadequate warnings for known hazards, landowners may be liable for compensatory damages.
If you were seriously injured due to the negligence of a property owner in Queens, Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP is here to provide the trusted legal guidance you need. We have won over $1 billion for our clients. Our Queens injury attorneys have been rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell and recognized by Super Lawyers magazine. With over 50 years of experience, you can count on us to guide you through the legal process and protect your rights every step of the way.
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Accidents that lead to injury on the premises of a landowner can happen virtually anywhere and at any moment. Common areas where premises liability-related injuries occur include:
- Public transportation facilities
- Retail establishments
- Office complexes
- Sports arenas
- Parking facilities and garages
- Pedestrian walkways
- Subway platforms
Over the years, our attorneys have adeptly managed and litigated numerous premises liability cases, accumulating a wealth of experience.
Typically, liability for injuries depends on whether such injuries resulted from the landlord’s duty to properly maintain their premises or otherwise provide adequate notice of hazardous conditions. A landowner’s liability also depends on whether they caused the hazardous condition, knew about it and failed to act, or should have known about the condition.
Examples of hazardous conditions include:
- Unstable floor coverings or surfaces
- Neglecting to implement security measures against criminal activity
- Malfunctioning elevators
- Inadequate warnings for hazardous conditions or dangerous substances
- Inadequate lighting
- Damaged or uneven staircases
- Congested pedestrian walkways
A landlord who is liable for the injuries sustained on their premises will be held responsible for compensating the injured party’s losses. Some of the losses that the injured party is entitled to recover include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- The cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Importantly, the value of a premises liability claim depends on the extent of your injuries. The losses you sustain as a result of your injuries will determine the amount of compensation available. Therefore, it is crucial to keep records of hospital bills, prescription medications, physical therapy, and any loss of income.
To determine whether you have a viable premises liability case, you should seek the advice and counsel of an experienced premises liability lawyer in Queens.
A skilled and knowledgeable lawyer can help you analyze the facts of your case, gather supporting evidence, interview potential witnesses, subpoena the records of landowners, negotiate settlements, and represent you and your interests in any ensuing legal proceedings.
Whether you’ve experienced a slip-and-fall accident or been subjected to a forceful attack due to a property owner’s negligence or misconduct, the attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP are committed to advocating for your interests.
If you or someone close to you has sustained injuries due to hazardous property conditions, the Queens premises liability lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP are here to advise you about your legal rights and help you pursue the best course of action. Our top priority is to secure you the most favorable outcome by comprehensively assessing each case.
Our Queens injury attorneys are listed in the Best Lawyers directory and recognized by The U.S. News & World Report for outstanding service and success. When you put your trust in Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, you can rely on us to develop the best possible strategy custom-tailored to your situation.
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