There are many different damages that you can receive for a premises liability claim. The specific damages you can recover depend on your case.
However, here are a few common examples of the types of damages that someone who was hurt on another party’s property may request:
- Medical bills: This includes your previous and future estimated medical expenses based on your ongoing medical needs. Examples of medical expenses might include surgical costs, emergency treatment and transport, assistive devices, and prescription medications.
- Missed paychecks: If you were not able to work because of the accident, you should not have to suffer the consequences of lost income.
- Diminished earning capacity: If you were hurt so badly that you cannot go back to work for the foreseeable future, you deserve compensation for your lost earning capacity. You can also recover compensation if you have to retire from the workforce, work a different job, or take on fewer hours.
- Non-economic damages: This category of compensation is meant to help you cope with the physical and emotional suffering and mental anguish that comes with being injured on someone else’s property. Noneconomic damages could also include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or loss of quality of life.
- Miscellaneous expenses: You can also recover compensation for any expenses related to your injury. These expenses could include parking at your doctor’s office or the costs of renovating your home to accommodate a disability.
- Property damage: If your property was damaged as a result of the accident, you can receive compensation for the property’s fair market value or the cost of repair.
There may be other damages that you are entitled to receive from a careless landowner. This can be difficult to figure out on your own, but it is incredibly important to understand. The sooner you know what damages you are entitled to receive, the sooner you can start saving receipts and keeping records of all of your expenses.
If your injuries are severe and may result in permanent disabilities, it is even more crucial to make sure that you receive every penny of compensation you deserve. Do not add more stress to your plate while you are still recovering from the accident. A lawyer can handle this process on your behalf.
How You Can Recover Damages After a Premises Liability Accident
A premises liability accident can cover many different types of injuries. This category of accidents includes things like slips and falls, trips and falls, dog bites, and injuries caused by faulty staircases, dangerous electrical wiring, and unstable merchandise shelving.
Regardless of how your accident happened, you are probably wondering whether you are legally entitled to financial assistance from the person who caused the accident to take place.
Before you can receive compensation from the person who caused the accident, you must prove that the person in possession, custody, or control of the property did not protect you according to their legal obligation.
A property owner has a basic duty to provide guests with a safe environment that is free from hidden dangers, according to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). To do so, the property owner may need to inspect the property, fix any dangerous conditions, or warn visitors of a dangerous condition. If their failure to ensure their property was safe caused your injury, you may be entitled to damages.
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Most injury attorneys handle cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you pay no upfront fees, and they recover no attorney’s fees unless and until they win your case. Injury firms also typically advance all fees associated with your case. This ensures you are able to focus on your injury recovery rather than how you will pay for your legal representation.
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At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your claim and represent you in any communications involving insurance companies or other parties. You should act fast in pursuing your claim. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years, according to Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214(5).To get started, call today at (516) 358-6900. The initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation to use our services. There is no risk to you in speaking with us about your potential case.