What is New York City premises liability?
New York City premises liability means you were injured while on someone else’s property, and the cause of your injuries was the owner’s negligence. Even if you were trespassing, the owner could still be liable. Many New York homeowners have premises liability insurance to help protect their savings in the event of a lawsuit.
It is well established that a landlord has a “common-law duty to take minimal precautions to protect tenants from foreseeable harm,” which duty encompasses a third party’s foreseeable criminal conduct. Therefore, a landlord can be liable in cases where repair a broken lock on the front door of the building, thereby allowing access to the property.
New York City premises liability can occur in the following situations:
Types of injuries
New York City premises liability accidents can lead to the following injuries:
If you have any of these injuries, you may have a case against the landlord of the building or owner of the business.
Protect Your Rights
It is important that if you are involved in New York City premises liability situation, you protect your rights by doing the following:
- Treat your injuries. Make sure if you are injured your receive treatment. Go to the hospital, and do not miss any follow up appointments.
- Photographs. Take photographs of the location where you were attacked. Pictures can be indispensable in proving a property owner’s negligence.
- Accident Reports. If you were injured in front of or on a Premises, make sure to report the accident to a superintendent, manager, or even the police. Also retain a copy of the report before you leave the Premises.
- Witnesses. If someone saw you fall, obtain their email, telephone number, address, and even a written statement.
Each New York City premises liability case is different, and it is vital to have your case evaluated to determine if all the elements of liability are present. Having an experienced, knowledgeable, hardworking, and caring attorney from Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, P.C. handle your case will provide you with the best chancing of receiving the large and fair settlement that you deserve. Our legal team will send investigators to the site to conduct examination into the circumstances involved to determine whether an owner failed to keep you reasonably safe, question witnesses, and take statements. We immediately send claim letters to alert the insurance and require the potential defendants to preserve all relevant evidence.
With our solid hard working reputation for our clients and tough litigators and settlement skills, Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, P.C. can swiftly and strongly bring your case to a favorable resolution. Do not suffer in silence any longer; call our team today to discuss your options for pursuing justice and ensuring your rights are protected. We provide exceptionally qualified legal counsel, and to make sure our clients are not hurt twice, weonly take a 31.5% contingency fee, compared to the industry standard one/third to 42.00%. If we don’t win for you, you owe us nothing.