New York City Premises Liability Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorneys In New York City Representing the Rights of Injured Victims
If you suffered injuries on another person’s property, the owner of that property could be held responsible for all of the damages that you incur as a result. Although some premises injuries occur as a result of a slip and fall accident, negligent security and other problems on the property could also be to blame.
The skilled New York City premises liability attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman have more than 80 years of experience settling and litigating premises liability cases in the State of New York. Our legal team can put their experience to work for you and help you pursue the legal damages you deserve.
Premises Liability Statute of Limitations
New York personal injuries that arise out of a premises liability case typically have a three-year statute of limitations. This means that a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of the accident. If the accident victim does not file a lawsuit in that time period, he or she cannot later come back and try to claim damages.
What Constitutes an Action for Premises Liability?
Visitors to another person’s property could be involved in any number of accidents. Some common examples include the following:
Slip and fall injuries
Inadequate security on the property, leading to an assault or attack
Defective or poorly maintained areas on the property, including worn railings and staircases
Accidents that occur in swimming pools on the property
Dangerous dog attacks that take place on the premises
Suing the Property Owner
In some instances, an accident victim may be able to file a cause of action against a property owner. In order to recover damages, the accident victim must demonstrate that the property owner owed him or her a duty. Property owners owe business customers and social guests a duty of care. In most cases, the property owner is responsible for known dangerous conditions on the property and has a duty to either correct those conditions or to warn about them. In a nutshell, then, the property owner must be aware of the defect and have a reasonable chance to remedy it, in order to be responsible for the resulting injuries.
Call a New York City Premises Liability Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
If you sustain injuries on someone else’s property, you may be eligible to file a claim for damages against the owner or property manager – or against the insurance company. Specifically, you might be eligible to recover compensation for lost earnings, medical bills, inconvenience, and pain and suffering stemming from the accident.
The experienced attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can review your legal matter and might be able to file a premises liability claim for you.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a New York City premises liability lawyer, please call us at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online today.