Premises Liability Laws in New York
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you have the right to pursue compensation in a premises liability lawsuit. Hazardous conditions on someone else’s property could put you at risk for serious injuries. Property owners, landlords, easement holders, tenants, and business owners may be held liable for your injuries. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients to successful outcomes. We will discuss your options for filing a premises liability lawsuit, and will tenaciously uphold your right to a settlement from those responsible.
New York Premises Liability Laws
In New York, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is 3 years. This means you have 3 years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you wait too long and miss the deadline, your claim will likely be denied.
Premises liability cases often deal with:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Animal attacks
- Drowning accidents
- Toxic exposure
- Insufficient security
- Snow and ice hazards
- Assaults by third parties
When filing a premises liability claim, you need to gather evidence. Evidence may include witness statements, pictures or videos of the hazardous condition, medical records, police reports, and other documentation. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, our Brooklyn premises liability lawyers will investigate the incident, build your case, and walk you through the legal process.
Understanding the Liability of Property Owners
Property owners owe a duty of care to visitors. Whether you are a social guest or a business customer, you have the right to be protected from hazardous conditions on a property. If the property owner cannot feasibly remove the hazardous condition, he or she must at least provide adequate warning.
In order to seek compensation in a premises liability lawsuit, you will need to show that:
- The property owner knew or should have reasonably known about a dangerous condition on the property
- The property owner negligently failed to remove the dangerous condition or provide adequate warning
- The property owner’s negligence directly caused your injuries
Dangerous conditions include broken handrails, uneven carpeting, holes in the wall, exposed electrical wiring, aggressive animals, cracks in the sidewalk, slippery or wet floors, and poor lighting. If a property owner negligently fails to remove a hazardous condition, or does not warn you about it, he or she may be held liable for your injuries. You may be able to receive a settlement for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
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Koenisberg & Associates Law Offices provides aggressive representation to clients who have been wrongfully injured. Whatever your situation, our Brooklyn premises liability attorneys will work hard to uphold your right to a settlement. We will discuss your options for pursuing compensation, and will handle the legal issues of your case so you can focus on healing.
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