New York City Premises Liability Attorney
When you walk onto someone else’s property, you expect that the conditions there are reasonably safe for you. Homeowners and businesses alike should ensure that their premises don’t pose a danger to others. That is, after all, the law.
In New York, property owners have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If you’re injured because of a hazardous condition that the property owner either knew or should have known about, the owner is liable for your damages.
Many law firms take these kinds of cases “on the side,” underestimating them as simple matters that won’t demand much of their time. But that’s a poor service to clients, as it usually results in less-than-maximal compensation or even an unexpected loss in court.
The New York premises liability lawyers at Kaplan Lawyers PC, understand how complex property-owner liability can be. Extensive documentation, strategic litigation, and thorough research of relevant precedent from previous cases in New York can make all the difference. We also have valuable relationships with experts in many different fields, and their testimony can underscore the veracity of your claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a property owner’s negligence, the NYC premises liability attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC can help.
Common Premises Liability Accidents in New York
There are many different scenarios that can give rise to premises liability in New York, and no two cases are just alike. Often, it’s the specific facts and circumstances that determine the outcome of a case. Our firm understands the importance of a comprehensive investigation and a proper analysis of the law.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we have extensive experience across a wide range of premises liability accidents in New York, including:
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Inadequate lighting
- Negligent security
- Defective escalators or elevators
- Dangerous stairway or stairwell conditions
- Supermarket and retail store accidents
- Toxic Mold
- Train and subway accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Negligent road design / Roadway neglect
- Dog bites / Animal attacks.
Of course, lawsuits for premises liability in New York are not limited to the scenarios described above. You should know that compensation might be available regardless of whether the property owner in question is a public, private, commercial, or governmental entity.
Our NYC Premises Liability Attorneys Can Help
Property-related injuries — even the everyday “slip and fall” — can turn your whole world upside down. Victims are often surprised by how quickly the cost of medical treatment, hospital bills, time away from work, and other expenses can add up. If the injury happened because another party neglected its property, you don’t deserve to pay for those costs alone. The property owners should be held accountable as you work your way back to health.
If you’ve suffered any kind of injury related to property negligence within the state of New York, the team at Kaplan Lawyers PC is ready to advocate your claim in court, fighting hard for the benefits you deserve.
We combine cutting-edge technology with tried-and-true practical know-how. These cases can be more difficult than people expect, as the burden for establishing negligence under New York law demands a strong showing of liability. But with an impassioned attorney on your side, you won’t have to worry, as you can trust our experience in evaluating, investigating, litigating, and winning these kinds of cases.
Time limits apply to premises liability claims, so you’ll want to get started right away. To schedule a free consultation with the NYC premises liability attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC, contact us immediately. You can reach us in the City at (212) 563-1900 or on Long Island at (516) 399-2364. If you prefer, complete and submit our online inquiry form and we will quickly respond.
Remember: if we’re unable to settle or win your claim, we won’t charge a fee.