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Bronx Premises Liability Lawyer Have you been injured on someone else’s property in the Bronx, NY? If so, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel can help.

We have more than 25+ years of experience helping injured victims just like you. We routinely win—and win big—for our clients. We’ve recovered tens of millions (and counting) for our clients in New York over the years.

Let our Bronx premises liability lawyer get started working on your case today. We offer free consultations, so contact us now at (212) 564 2800 to set up an appointment at your convenience.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Help With a Premises Liability Claim in the Bronx

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Help With a Premises Liability Claim in the BronxYou’re suffering from painful injuries. You may also be confused and angry after your accident on someone else’s property. Unlike a car accident, which might be much more straightforward, you may wonder who’s responsible for your injuries and what you should do next.

Our Bronx personal injury lawyers can help. We’ve seen all kinds of premises liability cases. Plus, our founding partner, Jay S. Knispel, is a former senior trial attorney for a big insurance defense company. He knows exactly how insurance companies will process your claim. And he can help build your case to put you in the best position to withstand their arguments.

When you hire us, we’ll:

  • Get the full story from you so we understand exactly what happened
  • Launch a comprehensive investigation to find out every detail necessary to strengthen your case
  • Identify, locate, and interview potential witnesses
  • Hire financial, medical, and other experts as necessary to support your claims
  • Negotiate for a settlement that covers all of your past and future expenses
  • Take your case to court if necessary

We put every resource we have into building and proving your case. We know what it takes to win. Call our Bronx, NY law office today to learn more about your legal options and how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?

Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, you might have a premises liability case or a wrongful death case.

Premises liability laws allow you to hold a negligent property owner financially responsible for your injuries if you’re injured on their property due to a dangerous condition.

It’s a complex area of law. Not every injury leads to a basis for a lawsuit. Ultimately, you’ll need a reputable Bronx premises liability attorney to listen carefully to the facts to determine whether you have a case.

Some examples involving premises liability are:

Whether you can recover compensation will depend on the specific facts of your case. 

What Is My Premises Liability Case Worth?

This also depends entirely on your unique situation. Some factors that can affect the value of your case include:

  • Whether you sought medical attention right away
  • The extent of your medical bills
  • Whether your injury forced you to miss work
  • When you’re expected to fully recover (if ever)
  • Whether you were legally on the property when you were injured

Contact our Bronx, NY legal team to discuss your case in detail with us. We can give you a better idea of how the circumstances of your accident could affect how much your case is worth. We never charge for initial consultations, so call today to let us get started on your recovery.

What Kind of Damages Can I Get in a Premises Liability Case?

You can seek damages for all of your tangible financial losses (economic damages). You can also seek compensation for the emotional trauma and inconvenience you suffered (non-economic damages).

Economic damages seek to make you financially whole and can cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Nursing care
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Property damage
  • Rehabilitation costs

You should seek medical attention as soon as possible after your injury. It’s essential to have a record of your injuries near the time of your accident so that the insurance company doesn’t try to say your injuries were caused by something else.

Non-economic damages can include compensation for things like:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life activities
  • Mental anguish

We listen closely to your story. We go through your medical records with a fine-tooth comb. We hire rock-solid experts. We do whatever it takes to make sure that we are accounting for every dollar you deserve.

Can I Still Receive Compensation if I’m Blamed for a Premises Liability Accident in New York?

As long as you weren’t completely responsible, then yes. New York follows the pure comparative fault rule when determining how much compensation you can receive.

That means that if you were partially to blame, then the defendant isn’t financially responsible for that portion of your injuries.

In practical terms, it means that your award will be reduced by the percentage of blame attributed to you. If you were 60% responsible, expect your award to be reduced by 60%.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Premises Liability Injuries

We’ve seen all kinds of injuries in Bronx premises liability cases. Many are catastrophic and long-lasting.

Some examples include:

We’ll fight to get you compensation for any injury you sustained. And we’ll hire medical experts to weigh in so that we can be sure to capture the full extent of your injuries.

How Do I Prove a Premises Liability Case in New York?

Although premises liability cases involve some complex twists and turns, most are based on negligence.

What is Negligence and How Do I Prove It?

Negligence is a legal theory that holds people financially responsible when they fail to act as a reasonable person would in the same circumstances.

To prove negligence, you must prove all of its elements:

  • Duty: the defendant owed you a duty of care
  • Breach: the defendant breached that duty
  • Causation: the breach caused your injuries
  • Damages: you suffered actual damages as a result of the breach

You must prove each element of negligence to win your case. Some things that may be used to prove your case include:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Deposition testimony from the property owner
  • Expert witness testimony to explain technical aspects of the accident
  • Maintenance records
  • Medical records
  • And much more

We’ll make sure to collect and present the strongest evidence for your case.

Why Were You on the Property?

In a premises liability case, why you were on the property is key to establishing the first element of negligence (the duty of care that the property owner owed you). This gets complicated, which is why you need an accomplished Bronx, NY premises liability attorney to help.

Whether you have a right to be on the property is critical to establishing the property owner’s duty to protect you from harm.

In a nutshell, there are three categories of visitors to property:

  • Invitees: you had an open invitation to be on the premises (usually includes visitors to public places, such as grocery store shoppers)
  • Licensees: you had a right to be on the premises for a limited purpose
  • Trespassers: you had no legal right to be on the premises

In most cases, you’ll be in the category of invitee or licensee. In those cases, the owner has some level of responsibility to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition. The exact standard depends on the facts of your case.

A property owner generally owes no duty to protect trespassers from harm (although they can’t intentionally harm them). There is an exception for children trespassers—this is called the “attractive nuisance doctrine.” If something on the property is attractive to children, such as a pool to swim in or a tree to climb, a property owner could still be liable if a child gets hurt.

When Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Claim in New York?

If you were injured, the statute of limitations is three years to file a lawsuit in New York. If a loved one was killed due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s property, then you’ll have just two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Our Bronx personal injury attorneys can make sure you don’t miss important deadlines. If you miss the filing deadline, you’ll lose your right to recover any compensation.

Contact Our Trusted Bronx Premises Liability Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation

With some of the highest amounts of compensation recovered in the state, we’ll fight aggressively for you to receive the compensation you deserve.

We’ve earned a reputation as a premier personal injury law firm in the Bronx, NY by being compassionate yet fierce advocates for injured victims throughout New York City.

Call or contact us online today to set up your free consultation with a top-rated Bronx premises liability lawyer.

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New York City Office 

450 7th Ave Suite 409
New York, NY 10123
(212) 564 2800

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26 Court St., Suite 2511
Brooklyn, New York 11242
(718) 802-1600

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