Were you hurt on public or private property? Let us help you. Property owners and managers in Brooklyn are responsible for keeping their properties safe. When they don’t, they might be liable for the injuries. We can investigate your accident and explain your options under New York’s premises liability laws.

Reach out to Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at (212) 490-5700 or online. We offer 100% free consultations.

Why You Need a Premises Liability Attorney

You were in an accident and got hurt. What should you do next? If you aren’t sure, talk with our premises liability lawyers. We’ll ask whether you were in a public or private location? This impacts the claim process. Did you have permission to be there? The answer affects the owner’s responsibilities. What do you think caused the accident? We have to prove there was a hazard that caused you harm.

We always thoroughly investigate the accident. Even if you know what happened, like slipping on a spill, we need evidence. During our investigation, we also look for violations of the New York City Building Code. If the owner or manager were breaking the law, it could help your case.

Our lawyers will use evidence of the property hazard, the owner’s actions, and your injuries to demand compensation. There are multiple elements in a premises liability claim, and we’ll prove each one. We have experience proving owners or managers didn’t protect their guests from harm and winning excellent compensation for our clients.

Over the years, we’ve won million and multimillion-dollar settlements and court awards. While we can’t guarantee your case is worth a certain amount, we promise to fight for the maximum compensation. Please feel free to ask us how we’ve handled similar cases to yours and the results we achieved.

We Know New York Premises Liability Law

What’s most important after an accident is getting medical help. The second most important step is talking with an attorney about the law. Premises liability law is complicated. A lot of factors will influence how we handle your case.

Property owners in Brooklyn are responsible for providing a safe environment and protecting their visitors from preventable harm. It’s called a duty of care. To win compensation, you have to show the owner or manager didn’t provide a safe environment, and you were hurt.

We keep mentioning property owners and managers. That’s because what matters is who controlled the property. It might be the owner, a property manager, or a commercial tenant. We’ll find out who was in charge of keeping you safe. That way, we file a claim against the right person or business.

It matters whether you’re going up against a private company or a government entity. If you were hurt in a public location, you might have an administrative claim first. Under New York City’s Administrative Code, you have 90 days to file a notice of claim with the right agency.

It also matters if you were trespassing. Property owners only have to take reasonable steps to protect people who had permission to be on the property. If you were violating the law by being there, it’s a different standard.

Common Premises Liability Cases in Brooklyn

We often handle cases involving:

Common Injuries From Property Accidents

We’re here to help when you or a loved one are recovering from:

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Elements of Your Premises Liability Claim

To win your premises liability case, we’ll use evidence to prove:

  • You were on the property legally
  • The property owner owed you a duty of care
  • There was a hazardous condition on the property
  • The owner knew or reasonably should’ve known about the hazard
  • The owner failed to protect you from or warn you about the hazard
  • You suffered an injury

Premises Liability Compensation

You might have a right to compensation for your:

Expect These Property Owner Defenses

When you file a claim, expect the owner or manager to fight back. They won’t want to pay you for your injuries. We highly recommend hiring a premises liability attorney to be ready for these defenses.

The owner may claim:

  • You were a trespasser
  • They didn’t know about the hazard
  • You knew the risks of coming onto the property
  • The hazard was obvious, and you could’ve avoided it

Let’s take a closer look at one of those defenses – whether the owner knew about the hazard matters. If the owner knew, that’s called actual notice. But a property owner or manager can’t protect you from something they don’t know about. The question becomes whether the owner reasonably should’ve known about the danger, which would be called constructive notice. In that case, you could still win compensation.

Another defense is comparative negligence, which comes up when the owner or manager claims you were partly at fault. New York has a pure comparative fault rule. If you were somewhat to blame, the insurer or court assigns you a percentage of liability. Your compensation is reduced by that percentage, no matter how high it is.

Call a Brooklyn Premises Liability Lawyer Today

Are you ready to get started? Call us today and set up your free initial consultation. We want to hear about what’s happened. Then we’ll explain what we can do next. If you’re hurt because of a negligent property owner or manager, we’ll fight for you to get maximum compensation.

Contact us online or call (212) 490-5700 for a free consultation. There are no upfront fees. You only pay us if we recover compensation for you.

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