Premises Liability Accidents
Our Expert Attorneys Have You Covered
Premises liability accidents account for a significant chunk of all personal injury cases. If you have suffered an injury because of a property owner’s or manager’s failure to maintain a safe environment, you might be eligible to seek damages.
Do You Have Grounds to File a Claim?
Determining if you have adequate ground to file a premises liability claim requires your case to meet a few basic requirements.
- You were on the property legally. You were on the property in a legal manner, as an employee, an invitee, a licensee, or a social guest. If injured while trespassing, you’ll need to prove that the owner was aware of your presence.
- The property owner/manager was negligent. You need to prove that the property owner/manager was aware of the problem that led to your injury and did not take adequate measures to address it in the right manner.
- Your injury was a result of negligence. You also have to demonstrate that the negligence or oversight resulted in your injury.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
Premises liability accidents can take place at residential and commercial properties alike. Some of the most common premises liability accidents involve:
- Slips and falls
- Ceiling collapses
- Faulty stairways
- Fire safety/building code violations
- Poor maintenance
- Lapses in security
- Dog/animal attacks
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
Injuries for Which You May Receive Compensation
No matter whether you view your injuries as minor or major, don’t underestimate the effect they can have on your quality of life. The types of injuries for which you might be able to receive damages include, but do not limit to:
- Neck/back injuries
- Head injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ perforation
- Herniated/ruptured discs
When injured on someone else’s property, there might be a possibility of seeking damages. This is particularly the case if you or your attorney can show that the property owner/manager failed to exercise due care to prevent the accident from taking place. The compensation you may receive depends on various factors such as the type of injury, the total insurance amount that’s available, and the skill/expertise of your attorney.
What Can You Seek Damages For?
Depending on the specifics of your case, you might be able to seek compensation for various reasons such as medical expenses, mental/physical suffering, physical impairment, loss of income, loss of consortium, wrongful death, and punitive damages. If you are unsure about how much to seek as compensation, consider discussing it with your attorney.
How Can We Help?
Our expert personal injury attorneys have successfully handled various types of premises liability accident cases for clients in and around New York. We start by evaluating your claim and offer advice surrounding the best course of action. If you decide to move forward and file a claim, we gather and organize evidence to build a strong case. While we aim for the best possible settlements even before filing legal cases, we also have what it takes to battle it out in court.