Every year, many people are injured through accidents that occur on someone else's property. If the property owner's neglect is what led to your injury, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover damages for your medical treatment, lost wages, and emotional suffering.
Personal injury lawyer Reid B. Wissner has decades of experience helping his clients obtain substantial settlements for their premises liability claims. Call us today at 212-406-9288 for your free, no-obligation consultation. Mr. Wissner works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not owe a penny until your case is won or settled.
Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability can cover a wide range of claims, from slip and fall accidents to assault in a poorly lit parking lot. Some common premises liability claims that we see include:
- Slip and fall due to slippery, uneven, or unstable surfaces
- Construction site accidents
- Falls down improperly maintained stairs
- Assault or theft due to inadequate security and/or lighting
- Falls due to improperly maintained elevators or escalators
This is only a sample of the types of injuries that can occur due to a property owner's neglect. Any time you are injured due to dangerous conditions in an apartment that you rent, at a friend's house, at a public supermarket or department store, or even on a city-owned sidewalk, you may have a valid premises liability claim. You should call an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to see if you may be entitled to compensation.
In the winter, it can become dangerous simply walking inside a property due to many people tracking in melted snow and mud, causing slippery entryways that may not have adequate warning signs posted. Snow and ice on the ground outside likewise cause dangerous conditions that the property owner has a responsibility to address.
How Do You Know Who to Sue?
In premises liability cases, there may be multiple responsible parties. This is particularly common in construction accident premises liability cases, where multiple parties such as the safety foreman, equipment manufacturer, direct supervisor, and more may all be partially at fault. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help pinpoint the liable parties and help you to recover maximum compensation.
Without a skilled lawyer by your side, you may not know how to properly value your claim in order to receive the best settlement. Many people take the first settlement offered by insurance, without realizing that insurance companies always offer as little as possible in order to protect their bottom line. In addition, many people do not even realize that they are able to sue for an accident. You may think that your slip and fall accident was your own fault, or was no one's fault. However, if it was caused by an external factor such as ice, a slippery grocery store floor, broken stairs, a missing handrail, an uneven walking surface, or any other hazardous condition, then chances are high that someone was negligent and indirectly caused your accident.
If you were injured on someone else's property, even if there were no witnesses, please call Reid B. Wissner today at 212-406-9288. Consultations are free, and we take no payment until we win or settle your case. We serve clients in the greater New York City area, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.