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.

Call Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices Today at (718) 690-3132

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.

Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.