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If you have suffered a lesion on someone else’s property in New York City, you could have a legal claim for financial compensation. The NYC premises liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you hold negligent property owners accountable for the harm they’ve caused. We will fight to get you maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and lingering pain.
Our firm has been representing clients injured since our founding in 2007. Our legal team has 25+ years of experience.
At the Law Offices of Jay Knispel, LLC, we focus our practice on one area: personal injury. Our personal injury attorneys in New York City have a thorough understanding of New York’s premises liability laws. We also have deep experience handling these kinds of cases.
If you entrust the premises liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, with your case, be assured that we will:
We do our best to help our clients reach a timely settlement and maximum monetary recovery. When that’s not possible, we use our extensive trial experience to fight for the best possible outcome at court. Reach out to our offices in NYC today to get your case started and program a case evaluation. Our phone number is (212) 564-2800.
Premises liability encompasses much more than just slips and falls. Premises liability can be triggered whenever a property owner fails to keep their property safe for guests and visitants.
The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel handles all types of cases in NYC, including:
If you’ve been injured in one of these accidents or another premises liability incident, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel for a free case evaluation to talk through your claim.
The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel has recovered millions of dollars in this type of cases in NYC. We help victims stand up to property owners and insurers to get the compensation they deserve after their accident.
Our NYC attorneys have obtained extremely favorable verdicts for clients, including:
Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss how we can help you after your incident.
New York property owners have a legal duty to make sure that their property is in safe conditions.
When their failure to maintain their property leads to an accident, they can be held financially responsible for the injuries you sustained and other losses related to it.
Many people understand that property owners can be responsible for injuries sustained in slip-and-fall accidents. However, these accidents are not the only kind of accidents that can trigger a premises liability claim.
Other premises liability claims can arise from:
Certain workplace accidents can also fall into the category of premises liability. In NYC, in particular, premises liability may also attach to pedestrian accidents, if the injuries are caused by an unsafe situation of a property adjacent to a pedestrian right-of-way.
Being hurt on someone else’s property does not automatically entitle you to compensation.
To establish a premises liability claim, you must show that the owner (or a third party) was negligent.
This means proving:
An injury lawyer can help you gather evidence to show each element of your claim. You must prove all four elements to win your case.
In many states, a property owner’s duty of care depends on what kind of property owner they are and why visitors are on their property. For example, in these states, business owners have a heightened duty of care to their customers (also called “invitees“) and must regularly inspect their premises for hazards and fix or notify of any dangers they find.
In these jurisdictions, most non-commercial, private property owners only owe their guests (also called “licensees”) a duty to warn of known dangers on their property.
However, in NY, all property owners must keep a duty of reasonable care to keep their property in secure conditions for guests, regardless of what kind of guests they have on the premises. However, this duty may be affected by the costs of mitigating dangers, the identity of visitors, and the likelihood of injury to guests.
What is a slip and fall claim?
This type of claim arises when a person slips and falls on another party’s property due to a dangerous setup there.
What do I have to prove in a slip and fall case?
You will have to demonstrate that the owner failed to conserve their premises in reasonably safe condition, which caused you to slip and fall on their property. You will have to show the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous situation that caused you to stumble.
Can I present a claim on behalf of my child?
Yes. You will have standing to sue a property owner if your child fell on the party’s property.
Can I sue someone after I slipped and fell at their home?
If you are hurt at a friend’s or another person’s home, you could be entitled to compensation. You will likely present a claim against their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance to recover compensation.
Can I sue if I’m injured in my apartment?
Possibly. You may be able to sue your landlord if they failed to correct hazards in the building.
If you have additional questions, you should speak with a lawyer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment today.
Slips and falls can have many different causes. Sometimes you may trip over your own feet.
Other times, they slip or trip because of a dangerous condition.
These accidents often happen due to:
Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If they fail to fix or warn of dangerous situations on their property, they could be liable for a visitor’s slip and fall.
Generally, to hold an owner responsible for injuries, the injured party must be legally present on the premises.
It applies to all property owners.
You should never dismiss the severity of an injury even if it may seem like no big deal. You may brush an injury off as “minor” or say, “it’s just a sprain.” However, you shouldn’t underestimate the impact a seemingly minor injury can have on your life.
Moreover, injuries that appear minor initially can quickly worsen or produce delayed symptoms that debilitate you further.
Premises liability incidents often cause:
If you’ve been injured in an incident like this, seek medical attention right away. Then contact an accident attorney to determine your options for recovering compensation for your injury.
Injured victims who can establish the elements of premises liability discussed above can recover economic and non-economic awards. The purpose of damages is to make an injured person whole again or return them, as close as possible, to their position before the injury.
Economic damages are intended to cover an injured individual’s direct monetary losses caused by an accident.
These can include:
Economic damages are proven with evidence of the dollar value of the loss, such as medical bills, pay stubs, and tax returns.
Non-economic awards are meant to compensate an injured person for losses that are not directly financial.
Some examples include:
These can be more difficult to demonstrate. Our skilled premises liability attorneys work with NY’s leading experts to value these non-financial losses and maximize our clients’ compensation.
Following an injury, an injured victim has up to three (3) years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit under New York’s statute of limitations.
Claimants have only two (2) for wrongful death claims. You’ll have even less time if a government agency is involved in your case.
If you miss the deadline that applies to your case, you’ll lose out on the compensation that you rightfully deserve. It’s critical that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as you can after you get hurt.
If you share responsibility for your accident, courts or insurers can reduce your compensation. New York’s comparative fault laws allow them to reduce your damages to account for your share of fault.
For example, suppose you slipped and fell on a banana peel at a grocery store. However, suppose you were texting when you fell. Say a court determines you are 40% responsible for the accident. In this case, you could only get 60% of compensation.
The value of your case will depend on a few different factors.
No two cases are alike. Therefore, an NYC injury lawyer will have to analyze your damages before offering an estimate of your case’s value. Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel today to discuss this further.
If you were injured on someone else’s property in NYC, and you were present legally as an invitee or licensee, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses. Premises liability cases can cover many more situations than the commonly-known slip-and-fall situation.
It is always recommended that an injury victim promptly establish an attorney-client relationship following an accident. Reach out to our experienced NYC premises liability attorneys to get started on your case today and arrange a consultation for free.
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The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers are proud to serve and help accident victims in all five boroughs: Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
If you’ve been injured in a premises liability accident, contact us at one of our two locations:
Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers – New York City Office
450 7th Ave #409
New York, NY 10123
Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers – Brooklyn Office
26 Court St Suite 2511
Brooklyn, NY 11242
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