Premises Liability

Premises Liability Lawsuits in New York City

“Premises liability” is a legal phrase with a simple meaning. Private and government property owners have a legal responsibility to take reasonable steps to make their property safe. When a person is injured due to a hazardous condition, the concept of premises liability means that the owner of the property where the hazardous condition existed may be held legally responsible for the injuries.

Different Types of Premises Liability Lawsuits

  • Slip and fall accidents: Individual and commercial property owners may be legally responsible if you trip on an uneven sidewalk, slip on ice or fall down a poorly lit stairwell.
  • Injuries in a retail store: The store owner may be legally responsible if you slip on a hazardous substance, are injured by falling merchandise, trip over merchandise left in an aisle, or hurt yourself in a store elevator or escalator.
  • Dog bites: Dog owners in New York are legally responsible if their dog bites or maims another person.
  • Negligent security: Apartment buildings, office buildings, and shopping complexes may be held legally responsible if you are assaulted on the premises — if it can be proven that the assailant came from outside the building and that inadequate security measures made the assault possible.

Complications in Premises Liability Lawsuits

Several complications can arise when an injured person tries to seek financial compensation after being injured on someone else’s property. It can be difficult to prove that the hazardous condition existed. It can be confusing to sort out various ownership interests to make sure all the correct defendants are included in the lawsuit. Interpreting insurance policies and arguing with insurance companies about coverage can be exhausting.

The New York City personal injury law firm of WeitzPascale, has had extensive success handling difficult premises liability lawsuits on behalf of residents of New York.

$11.5 Million Dollar Verdict: Our attorneys achieved a jury award against the city of New York for $11.5 million dollars in a premises liability case. Our client was a child who was seriously injured after falling from a sculpture in a public park. Read more about some of our past verdicts and settlements.

Learn More About Our Law Firm and About Premises Liability Lawsuits

We are always available to provide a free and confidential case evaluation in premises liability cases. We also welcome general inquiries about our law firm.

To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 212-553-9300 or 516-280-4716, or send us an e-mail.

Via the Information Centers on our Web site, you will find additional general information about personal injury lawsuits and slip and fall accidents.

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Premises Liability Q&A

When you are injured on someone else’s property, you may have a claim under premises liability laws to get compensation for your accident expenses and losses. The attorneys at WeitzPascale, NY, are experienced litigators who have helped hundreds of clients get what they deserve in the form of fair compensation for premises liability claims. Although each case is different, many clients will have the same questions they ask about premises liability.

What is Premises Liability? – Property owners and governments are expected to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property to avoid injury to persons who are using or otherwise present on that property. If there is a hazardous condition that causes injury to someone on that property, the owners are liable for injury expense claims.

What Types of Accidents Occur on Property? – Examples of premises accidents include slip and fall accidents, dog bites, negligent security and failure to repair known hazards. A person may trip on a turned up floor mat or object left on a floor. A cracked or deteriorating sidewalk can be the cause of a fall. Sidewalks that are not shoveled in winter may build up slippery spots or ice that can create a hazard.

How Can WeitzPascale Help Me? – We offer clients a free confidential review of their case to help them determine which legal options are best. We have had extensive experience with difficult premises liability cases, and we have obtained multi-million dollar jury awards for clients.

New York Premises Liability Attorneys – Our vast experience as New York Premises Liability Attorneys means that we can help you get to the root cause of your accident, determine responsible parties, estimate your medical and recovery expenses, and we can present a solid case for your benefit at negotiations or in the courtroom. We take on insurance companies and win excellent settlements for our clients in the toughest cases.

Do not delay in getting the legal representation you deserve if you have been injured on someone else’s property. Contact the New York office of WeitzPascale today, to set up your free case evaluation consultation. Call us at (212) 553-9300 or 516-280-4716.