Have you been hurt in an accident on someone else’s property on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metro area? Was the accident a result of a dangerous condition that the person or company in charge of the property should have fixed or warned you about? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries in what’s called a “premises liability” claim.
Property owners have a duty to the safety of patrons, tenants and visitors. However, premises liability is not an absolute duty or an “easy money” claim. You need an experienced attorney who understands the law and how to properly document and argue your case.
Premises liability is more than just slip and fall accidents. It pertains to any unsafe condition resulting in injury to someone lawfully on a property, if owner negligence caused the injury.
If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, the owner of the property – or another responsible party such as a business that leases the space – may be held accountable.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our seasoned premises liability lawyers can evaluate the merits of your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We have recovered millions for clients who have been injured through the negligence of others. We have helped victims of:
Contact us now to find out how our Long Island premises liability lawyer can help you with your situation. The consultation and claim evaluation are free.
Here is just a sample of what our firm offers victims of accidents caused by dangerous conditions on others’ properties:
As the injured party, or plaintiff, in a premises liability case, you must prove three things:
Generally, if you trespass on someone else’s property and get hurt because of an unsafe condition on the property, even if the owner was aware of the unsafe condition, the owner is not liable for your injuries. There are two exceptions to that rule:
Public and private property owners and municipalities are responsible for maintaining reasonable safety standards, whether the property is a public building, a private home or a city sidewalk. When they fail to do so, they may be held accountable for personal injuries that result from the unsafe conditions.
In dog-bite cases, if the dog owner is a tenant, the landlord may be held accountable, depending on the circumstances of the case. If someone is mugged or assaulted on private or public property, the property owner may be held liable for the victim’s injuries if they were caused by negligent security, such as poor lighting, broken locks or other insufficient security measures.
In premises liability cases, the amount of damages that can be recovered depends on the extent of the injuries sustained. The more serious and long-lasting the injuries are, the greater the potential compensation may be.
If you have been injured through a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses – including doctor bills, hospital bills, prescription medications and physical therapy – and for lost wages that result from your injuries. You may also be able to recover damages for your non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.
It is important to contact an experienced premises liability attorney as soon as possible after an injury caused by unsafe conditions on a property owned or controlled by someone else. You should be aware that there is a statute of limitations – a time limit for filing a claim – in premises liability actions.
Contact our firm for a free evaluation of your claim and take action to protect your rights now. We are selective in the cases we accept, but you can rest assured that if we take on your case, we will vigorously pursue the maximum damages you are entitled to receive for your claim.