If you or your loved one has been injured on another person’s property in Syracuse, Binghamton, Montrose, Rochester, or Watertown, you may have the right to financial compensation. New York law requires property owners to keep their premises reasonably safe for their guests and customers. When they fail to keep their property safe or warn their customers of dangerous conditions on the property, they can be financially responsible for paying for the injured person’s expenses.
Discuss Your Case With an Experienced New York Premises Liability Owner
We recommend discussing your case with a skilled New York premises liability lawyer as soon as possible. You only have a limited amount of time to bring a premises liability lawsuit in New York. The sooner your lawyer can begin investigating and gathering evidence, the better for your case. At Stanley Law Offices, we offer our potential clients a free initial consultation to discuss their case with one of our experienced lawyers without any financial pressure. Contact our premises liability law firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Examples of Premises Liability Accidents in New York
Premises liability accidents can happen nearly anywhere, from a school to the grocery store. One minute you are going about your business working or running errands, and the next minute, you are seriously injured on someone else’s property. New York residents who become seriously injured in premises liability lawsuits should seek help from an attorney as soon as possible. The property owner may be responsible for paying for the expenses related to your injuries. At Stanley Law Offices, We handle New York premises liability cases involving all of the following:
Slip and fall accident
Trip and fall accident
Accidents at your child’s daycare or school
Injuries involving lead paint
Grocery store slip and fall accident
Ice and snow-related slip and fall accident
Trip and fall accidents in bars and restaurants
Dog bite cases
Slip and fall accident in the subway
Construction site accidents
Swimming pool accidents
Amusement park accidents
To recover compensation in a premises liability lawsuit, you will need to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries. New York premises liability law applies to all property owners, including private property owners, business owners, and government entities responsible for maintaining public spaces and parks. Plaintiffs can also bring lawsuits against transit companies responsible for maintaining sidewalks, subway stations, and buses.
As long as you were not a trespasser, the property owner likely owed you a duty to keep the premises reasonably safe. You will need to show that the property owner’s negligence or intentional behavior caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. For example, if you slipped and fell, you will need to show that the property owner knew about the icy steps up to the office building and failed to take action to prevent accidents on them.
Types of Injuries From Premises Liability Accidents
We should never underestimate how severe injuries involving premises liability accidents can be. A simple slip and fall accident can cause shockingly severe injuries, especially for children and older residents. If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, it is important that you not underestimate how your injury could impact your life in the future.
Make sure you undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation after the accident so you can document all of your symptoms and receive a diagnosis. Do not shy away from communicating all of the ways your illness is affecting you. At Stanley Law Offices, we can help you obtain the total amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our law firm has helped clients with all of the following types of injuries successfully recover damages:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Spinal cord injuries, including disc injuries
Neck and back injuries
Soft tissue injuries
Injuries leading to amputation
Injuries to the knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, and wrists
How Much is My Premises Liability Case Worth?
The thought of getting involved in a lawsuit may seem overwhelming, especially as you try to recover from your serious injuries. You may be wondering how much your case is worth and what the odds are that you will succeed in obtaining compensation. There are two main ways to recover compensation in a premises liability lawsuit. First, you can pursue compensation through the property owner’s insurance policy. Second, you can pursue compensation through a premises liability lawsuit in a civil court in New York. Our New York trial lawyers are prepared to fight for the following types of damages for you and your case:
Current medical expenses
Future medical expenses
Loss of earning capacity
Physical therapy cost
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Damages for wrongful death
Time to File a Claim is Limited in New York
Time to file a personal injury claim is always limited in New York. The statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits is currently three years from the date the accident occurred. However, if a government entity, such as New York or a public authority like the MTA, is responsible for your injuries, you only have 90 days to file a notice of claim. Premises liability cases can be complex. The sooner you discuss your case with a lawyer who can begin working on your case, the better your chances of obtaining a fair amount of compensation.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer Today
At Stanley Law Offices, we use our extensive experience and financial resources to our clients’ advantage. We will handle your case and thoroughly investigate it while you focus on your recovery. If you or your loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, contact one of the New York premises liability lawyers at Stanley Law Offices today to schedule your free initial consultation.