Premises Liability Attorney in New York City and The Bronx
Property owners throughout New York are expected to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition. When these expectations aren’t met and directly cause injury to visitors or residents, property owners may be deemed negligent in a premises liability case. Learn more about premises liability and if Leav & Steinberg LLP can help you build your case.
Premises Liability Attorney in New York and The Bronx
According to New York law, property owners have a “duty of care” to make sure their building is free of obvious and potential dangers that could be harmful to residents or customers. If these standards aren’t met and lead to an accident or injury, the owner could be held responsible for damages that occur on their property. Our team of premises liability attorneys can help you determine if your injury qualifies for a premises liability case.
What Is Premises Liability?
To be considered a premises liability case, your injury must result from the property owner’s negligence. This means the property owner must have known that property conditions were unsafe yet still didn’t take any action to remedy them. Possible compensation for premises liability cases may include monetary damages to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Types of Premises Liability Cases We Specialize In
Whether you have been injured in a parking lot, shopping mall, restaurant, grocery store, apartment complex, or another property type due to the owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our dedicated team of attorneys has worked on a variety of premises liability cases, and we specialize in the following:
- Commercial Building Premises Liability covers any injury that you suffer on poorly maintained commercial property, including slips, faulty equipment, or insufficient security.
- Residential Premises Liability applies to both homeowners and landlords. If you’re injured on a property, you must prove both that you were legally on the property and the property owner knew of the unsafe conditions and didn’t take the necessary steps to fix it.
- Sidewalk Slip and Fall Liability may hold the city or property owner liable depending on certain conditions.
- Elevator Accident Liability cases cover any known elevator defects that have caused injuries.
- Defective Maintenance of Buildings and Property can hold owners liable for resulting injuries, including slips, inadequately trained staff, and design faults if facilities aren’t properly maintained.
Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?
If you are injured on someone else’s property, you could qualify for a case, but you need to prove negligence by the property owner. Photo or video evidence is crucial to prove the owner was negligent in maintaining safe conditions. If the property has security cameras, request them right away. Be sure to take pictures of your injury, where the injury occurred, and gather any witness statements you can.
If you received medical treatment for your injuries, make sure to have all medical bills and documentation in order. When litigating a premises liability case, your story must be concise, clear, and consistent. Be sure to make note of the details of your injury and the condition of the building at that time. Premises liability cases require substantial evidence, which is why it’s best to consult an experienced attorney.
Our Attorneys’ Premises Liability Experience
Leav & Steinberg has helped many clients receive settlements for their premises liability cases throughout the New York and The Bronx area. Our team is transparent and honest, and we’ll walk you through the entire process. If you have been injured on someone’s property, we may be able to help you recover compensation. Request a free consultation with either our office in New York City or The Bronx to see if you have a premises liability case.