In Staten Island, there’s a small-town feel, but you’re still right next to the most exciting city in the world. If you were injured, the personal injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP will do everything we can to help you get back to enjoying the attractions of your city, like the Staten Island Ferry, Greenbelt Nature Center, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach.
When business owners, homeowners, property managers, and other responsible parties fail to take sensible steps to remove hazards, people get seriously injured. That’s why everyone has a duty of care to provide hazard warnings and prevent dangerous conditions that may cause foreseeable harm to others.
Loose handrails, slippery floors, open pool gates, and other hazards are an invitation to disaster. If you or a loved one was seriously injured due to a premises liability accident, you have the right to seek compensation to cover your medical costs and other expenses, such as occupational therapy and loss of income.
The trial attorneys at WRSMH have been helping people in Staten Island for over 50 years. With our partners belonging to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, WRSMH is one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the nation. We take on powerful interests every day, and our attorneys won’t be intimidated by anybody.
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Premises liability is the legal duty to keep property safe and prevent injuries caused by dangerous conditions. Property owners, employees, residents, public officials, or anyone with control over a piece of property is required to keep an eye out for hazards and remove them as quickly as possible.
If a person in a position of responsibility fails to eliminate a hazard that they knew about or should have known about, they may be held liable for injuries that result. It’s also important to follow OSHA regulations and local, state, and federal safety laws.
Premises liability cases may include the following injury-causing scenarios:
- A playground didn’t have cushioned padding that meets New York Consumer Protection standards
- A parking structure failed to provide sufficient lighting and posted traffic instructions
- A rental property provider failed to put stickers on a sliding glass door to make it visible
- A landlord failed to replace fire alarm batteries
- Poorly designed and built construction site scaffolding that fell on pedestrians
Premises liability accidents can happen indoors or outdoors, on public or private property, and just about any place you can think of, including:
- Public parks
- Parking structures
- Subway platforms
- Amusement parks
- Bars and restaurants
- Government buildings
- Hotels, motels, and rental properties
- Schools and colleges
If you are injured due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property in Staten Island, seek medical treatment right away and make sure to attend all of your doctor appointments. You can use your phone to take pictures of the accident scene, and you’ll also want to collect contact information from witnesses.
Don’t talk to any insurance agents until you have spoken with a Staten Island personal injury lawyer, and avoid discussing details of the accident with friends or on social media.
Common types of premises liability cases include:
- Dog bites
- Slippery surfaces
- Tripping hazards
- Ceiling collapse
- Toxic exposure
- Stairway falls
- Electric shock or electrocution
- Negligent security
- Uneven sidewalks
- Elevator and escalator malfunctions
- Swimming pool accidents, drowning, and near drowning
WRSMH will investigate the accident and file a claim or a lawsuit against all negligent parties. If the other side is unwilling to make a reasonable offer, our experienced litigators are always prepared to go to trial.
When WRSMH files a claim or a lawsuit for premises liability, it includes the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- In-home nursing care
- Wheelchair ramps for your home
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
Premises liability may cause severe injuries that require a lifetime of medical treatment. It may be impossible to resume your career, and you might not be able to pursue activities you enjoyed before the accident. In our office at WRSMH, we’ve assisted clients with these types of premises liability injuries:
- Organ failure
- Loss of limb
- Bone fractures
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Nerve damage
- Hearing and vision loss
The Staten Island premises liability lawyer at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP know how to win. Our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers, a rating agency that uses 12 different criteria to assess attorney performance. We have a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating and hold an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is their highest possible attorney ranking.
Call us at (212) 986-7353 to learn more today.