Queens Premises Liability Lawyer
Property Owner Negligence in New York City
When you visit someone else’s property—whether as a customer at a retail store, an employee at your place of work, or an invited guest at someone’s home—you expect a certain degree of safety. Property owners are required by law to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe and well-maintained, as well as free of any known hazards that could cause harm to someone else.
If you were hurt on someone else’s property, and you believe the property owner knew about or should have known about the dangerous condition that caused your injury, you could have grounds for a premises liability claim. Reach out to The Cassisi Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights, including your potential right to recover financial compensation for your damages.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that states that property owners are liable for injuries and harm suffered due to dangerous conditions on their properties.
To have grounds for a premises liability claim, you must be able to prove the following elements:
- You were lawfully on the property
- A dangerous condition existed on the property
- The property owner knew about or should have known about the dangerous condition
- The property owner failed to take reasonable measures to remove, repair, or warn others of the dangerous condition
- You were injured
- The dangerous condition was the proximate cause of your injuries
- You suffered measurable damages
Our attorneys can work with you to understand exactly what happened and determine whether you have a case. If so, we will immediately begin an exhaustive investigation into the accident and gather supporting evidence, such as your medical records, to build a strong claim on your behalf.
Damages in Premises Liability Cases
When property owners fail to properly maintain their premises or fail to repair or remove dangerous conditions promptly, innocent people can be severely hurt. Victims often sustain catastrophic injuries, such as broken bones, burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and accidental amputation. Often, they will not only need extensive medical treatment but will also be unable to work while they recover. In severe cases, disabled victims will be unable to ever work again.
With an attorney on your side, you can fight to recover compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, including but not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Future medical costs
- Lost income/wages
- Future lost earnings
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Our firm is ready to answer your questions and advise you of your rights. We provide personalized legal representation and are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
One of the key elements of a premises liability claim is proving that a dangerous condition existed on the property and that the property owner, despite knowing about the condition, failed to remove, repair, or warn you of it.
But what exactly is a “dangerous condition?”
A dangerous condition is any condition or hazard that poses a foreseeable risk of harm to others. In other words, if a reasonable person would know that a certain condition could injure or harm someone, that condition is generally considered “dangerous.”
Examples of common dangerous property conditions involved in premises liability cases include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Uneven flooring
- Unmarked steps
- Defective stairs
- Lack of handrails
- Torn or ripped carpets
- Low ceilings
- Improper or lack of signage
- Insufficient lighting
- Accumulated ice or snow
- Cluttered walkways or aisle
- Spilled merchandise
- Open construction sites
- Inadequate security
- Improper fencing around swimming pools
- Exposed cords and other tripping hazards
In some cases, premises liability cases may also involve health hazards and exposure to harmful materials, such as asbestos or toxic substances.
How The Cassisi Law Firm Can Help You
At The Cassisi Law Firm, our Queens premises liability lawyers represent clients in all types of complex premises liability claims. We have represented clients in claims against commercial property owners, residential apartment management companies, retail and grocery store owners, and private homeowners, among others.
We routinely handle premises liability cases involving:
- Broken sidewalks
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Electrical accidents
- Falling merchandise
- Inadequate property maintenance
- Negligent security
- Restaurant liability
- Retail store liability
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Snow and ice accidents in parking lots
- Snow and ice accident on retail properties
- Children injured on others’ properties
- Swimming pool accidents
Based in Queens, The Cassisi Law Firm serves clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. We do not charge any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you, and we can travel to meet you if your injuries prevent you from making it out to our office.
Our firm handles all aspects of personal injury, and we encourage you to explore the ways in which we can help protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.