Manhattan Premises Liability Lawyer | Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.

If you were injured on someone else’s property in Manhattan because someone was negligent, you shouldn’t be responsible for the costs of your injuries. Property owners, managers, government entities, and others may be held liable to pay you compensation.

A Manhattan personal injury attorney can assist with your case, determine who to hold accountable and help you secure the compensation you deserve. Call Hecht, Kleeger, & Damashek, P.C. today at (212) 490-5700 for a free legal consultation.

Why You Need a Premises Liability Lawyer in Manhattan

New York premises liability laws are complicated. Sorting through the legal jargon and insurance claim process can feel incredibly daunting when recovery demands most of your energy and time. Luckily, a property injury attorney can ease the burden.

At HKD, we will listen to your story and answer your questions. That way, you can feel empowered in your premises liability case. With our experience in premises liability cases, we can leverage our deep understanding of New York City Building CodesNew York City Administrative Codes, and other relevant laws to help you fight for the desired outcome.

We’ve helped our clients recover over $500 million for their injuries. Let us help you.

Types of Premises Liability Cases in Manhattan

Premises liability accidents are unfortunately very common in Manhattan. However, you can raise awareness and prevent future cases with swift legal action. HKD handles a range of premises liability cases, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Stairway accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Hotel/motel accidents
  • Airport accidents
  • Ceiling collapse
  • Construction site accidents
  • Burning and scalding injuries
  • Public property accidents/municipal liability
  • Lead poisoning
  • Dog bites/other animal bites

If you suffered injuries from any of these accidents or another, reach out to the Manhattan premises liability attorneys at HKD as soon as possible. Together, we can force the negligent parties to make changes that protect visitors from harm.

Common Premises Liability Injuries

After an accident on someone else’s property in Manhattan, victims could be seriously hurt. We’re here to help when you or a loved one are recovering from:

Fatal Premises Liability Accidents

Sadly, many injuries due to negligent property owners can be fatal. But you might be entitled to compensation if you lost a relative in a premises liability accident. Reach out to the compassionate wrongful death attorneys at HKD to learn more about filing a wrongful death claim.

Public vs. Private Property Accidents

Where you were injured matters. You might initially have to file an administrative claim if you were hurt on public property. New York City’s Administrative Code requires you to file a notice with the agency you believe is responsible within a specific period. Your Manhattan personal injury attorney can help ensure you follow the proper steps promptly so you don’t miss out on fair compensation.

Filing a Manhattan Premises Liability Claim

Filing a personal injury claim involves a few crucial steps. HKD will work hard to prove the following elements of your claim:

  • 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

With our premises accident attorneys, you can trust your claim will be compelling and accurate, giving you a better chance at obtaining compensation.

First, We’ll Investigate Your Property Accident

Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. will thoroughly investigate the causes behind your accident. Our team can determine if a property owner or manager was negligent and broke any laws. For example, we might discover an apartment complex owner failed to repair a broken lock, allowing an intruder to break in and harm you.

Evidence in a premises liability case may include the following:

  • Photos of the accident scene and your injuries
  • Security footage
  • Police reports
  • Medical records and bills
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Expert testimony

Our team will use this evidence to establish liability and help you pursue compensation against the negligent party or parties.

Next, We’ll Demand Fair Compensation

If you’re injured, you likely have a lot of medical expenses and other damages. These can add up and leave you worried about a lifetime of debt. HKD calculates the total compensation you are owed so you can focus on healing.

Our team can help you recover damages such as:

Our years of experience have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of slip and fall accidents, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and many other premises liability claims. The HKD attorneys know what goes into a successful case.

We also know that you likely face enough financial stress already. That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t owe our lawyers anything upfront—our services are free unless we help you win compensation.

Then, We’ll Negotiate with Insurers

Often, filing a claim requires us to negotiate with insurance companies that will try to delay or deny your claim. We won’t let them take advantage of you. The HKD team has decades of experience advocating for clients and will stand up to wrongdoers using our fearless and aggressive tactics.

We’ll Represent You in Court if Necessary

Most premises liability cases are resolved through a negotiated settlement. Rarely, however, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to secure max compensation. Our Manhattan property liability attorneys have extensive trial experience and are ready to take your case to court if the insurance company won’t negotiate in good faith, offer full value for your claim, or refuses to accept accountability.

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Premises Liability FAQs

What if I was trespassing at the time?

You might not be entitled to compensation if you were trespassing during your accident. A property owner’s responsibility is to keep lawful visitors and workers safe. When you weren’t allowed on the premises and got injured, that behavior can be used against you should you try to file a claim.

How long do I have to file a premises liability claim?

Under the New York statute of limitations, you must file a premises liability claim within three years from the date of your accident. This time window might seem like plenty, but many people are surprised by how quickly it passes when they must juggle evidence, liability, recovery, and other crucial steps.

What if the negligent party retaliates?

Often, a property owner or manager fights back against your claim. They won’t want to pay for your injuries. They might argue that they didn’t know about the hazard, you were a trespasser, you knew the risks coming onto the property, or the hazard was obvious enough that you could’ve avoided it.

Another defense they may use is comparative negligence, claiming you are partly at fault. New York has a pure comparative fault rule. If you were somewhat to blame for the accident, the insurer or court assigns you a percentage of liability. Your compensation is reduced by that percentage, no matter how high.

We highly recommend hiring a premises liability attorney to prepare for their defenses. HKD can help prove they are at fault. If the owner knew of the hazard on their property, it’s called actual notice. If they reasonably should’ve known about the danger, it’s called constructive notice.

Regardless of how they retaliate, you may still be able to recover compensation.

Contact a Manhattan Premises Liability Lawyer Today

An accident on someone else’s property in Manhattan can be devastating. The experienced accident attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger, & Damashek, P.C. have fought for personal injury victims throughout New York for decades. We can help you fight for compensation in your premises liability case.

Injured from an accident on a Manhattan property? Call the premises liability attorneys at HKD today at (212) 490-5700 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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09/09/2021

When I spoke to Mr.Noah Reiss he gave me valuable legal advice. Connected the dots who and why. He is a great asset to this firm. Will call him again as a friend. Thank you so much.

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08/11/2021

Ross Raggio, did an amazing job on my case. The office staff was responsive and very helpful to my questions and concerns. I had a very good experience. I highly recommend this firm.

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06/22/2021

I had a great lawyer with a great Paralegal that made everything easy to understand.

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04/01/2021

I am extremely satisfied and pleased most of all grateful for the services of Jonathan and his team! It is such a relief to have a strong team supporting you through a process that’s stressful. Thank you again for everything.

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03/01/2021

Hetch,Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is the law office I highly recommend. My attorney Judd Kleeger, accomplished to represent me, support my needs & secure my future after suffering a traumatic accident. Other lawyers couldn’t guarantee this to me but Judd…

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02/25/2021

I can say without hesitation that if you are injured due to someone else’s fault, that no one will fight harder and more passionately for you than Jordan Hecht and Judd Kleeger. I have worked side by side with them…

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02/23/2021

Amazing job, settled my case in 90 days.

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02/23/2021

I highly recommend the law firm of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek – as well as my attorney, Jordan Hecht. Jordan was able to answer all of my questions and put me at ease. He was always responsive and patient. He…

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02/23/2021

I have referred numerous cases to Judd Kleeger and the team at HKD. I feel very confident when i refer a client that they will be treated with the highest regard. Each of my referrals has had very positive experiences…

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01/29/2021

I was always able to reach my attorney Judd Kleeger with any concern I had about my case. He responded timely and with the utmost courtesy to my sometimes desperate phone calls and email. He knew exactly what to do…

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01/19/2021

The attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek are smart, professional, responsive and dedicated to achieving the best results for their clients. Most importantly, they are trustworthy and genuinely good people who you can depend upon.

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01/18/2021

Judd Kleeger and his team are extremely competent, super professional and have achieved consistently better results than I or my clients had anticipated. He is my “go to” PI team. This was my experience over a decade and not just…

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01/15/2021

I have known Judd Kleeger for over a decade now. By far the smartest hardest working attorney I have ever dealt with. His advice has been spot on time and time again. Highly recommend him.

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01/15/2021

I retained Judd Kleeger for a personal injury case. I would, without hesitation, recommend Judd, and his firm, for anyone who finds themselves in a situation that demands a tenacious advocate who will not stop fighting until he gets results.

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01/15/2021

I can’t recommend Judd Kleeger enough. He is without a doubt the most professional lawyer I’ve encountered. Judd Kleeger is diligent and quick in his responses, always making sure his clients are in the right hands. I’ve never had to…

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01/14/2021

Judd Kleeger is an exceptional attorney who makes sure to get the best possible outcome for his client. He is always available, and is knowledgeable, prepared and dedicated to his clients. He is not afraid to go to trial and…

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01/14/2021

Mr. Judd Kleeger and his team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek are great! They always provide very thoughtful and caring advice. Mr. Kleeger is extremely professional and very easy to work with.

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01/06/2021

We quickly had to get legal counsel and we contacted Jordan Hecht. The rapport and guidance was outstanding at all times, prompt, timely and open for calls and updates. I can’t thank Jordan enough for his care, work and expertise….

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12/29/2020

Had a great experience with attorney Ross Raggio. He was professional and attentive every step of the way – would highly recommend.

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12/28/2020

Mr. Ross Raggio and his team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., provided excellent legal services. His team and him were absolutely great, always returning calls or emails when we had questions about the case. Always very cordial, caring and…

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12/11/2020

My wife and i are very grateful to Mr. Jordan Hecht for his sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging time in our lives. He was extremely professional and answered all of our concerns. Mr. Hecht…

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12/10/2020

Very professional and very responsive. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of an attorney. The attorney Ross Raggio, who was personally assigned to my case consistently followed through and was able to bring the case to…

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12/08/2020

Mr. Ross Raggio went above and beyond to settle my case during the height of the pandemic, a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed slim. He was responsive and professional, and was…

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12/07/2020

I was a sole practitioner specializing in personal injury law in NYC for more than 36 years. When I decided to retire, I had to make several critical decisions before terminating my practice. To whom should I refer my clients…

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12/07/2020

Ross was always available and working with my best interests, also very thorough with any questions I had along the case. Will recommend to others!

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12/04/2020

Jordan Hecht of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek is the best lawyer I’ve ever worked with.  He is smart, tough, and very professional. I highly recommend the firm and could not have asked for a better outcome.

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12/03/2020

The HKD law firm is highly professional, responsive and caring. They were willing to handle my case when other firms declined. Not only did we win our case, but received a huge settlement.

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12/03/2020

My representation by Jordan Hecht and the whole staff at Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek was top notch professional and very productive

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12/02/2020

I have had the pleasure to work alongside Ross Raggio on several matters. He is an extremely talented attorney with an exceptional understanding of the law. I would recommend him and HK&D to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney.

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12/02/2020

I came to know the firm through my relationship with one of the partners, Jordan Hecht. Jordan and I became close friends in law school. I have since referred several cases to Jordan and his firm ranging from a mesothelioma…

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12/02/2020

From the moment that I contacted this Law firm and got assigned Mr. Ross. They have been nothing but helpful, Especially Mr. Ross. In the time that Mr. Ross took my case, it took him 3 months to a get…

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10/27/2020

The best

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01/21/2020

I cannot speak highly enough about this firm. The situation that necessitated my need for legal representation was very stressful on me and my family and the lawyers here were with me every step of the way. I could always…

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07/05/2015

I retained Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek for a serious personal injury case. They were very professional and managed to obtain a settlement for me that far exceeded my expectations. I would strongly recommend this firm for anyone’s legal needs.

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07/05/2015

After meeting a half dozen lawyers at different firms, I decided to go to Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek. As soon as I met Jon Damashek, I knew I had to look no further. Mr. Damashek made me feel at ease…

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07/05/2015

After meeting with Jon Damashek I knew immediately he was the right attorney for me. I had met with other attorneys in the past, but Jon’s experience, knowledge, and track record were most impressive. I highly recommend Jon Damashek and…

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07/05/2015

I know all three named partners at this firm and highly recommend them. They are very professional and tireless advocates for their clients. If you need a personal injury attorney, you cannot do better than Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek.

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07/05/2015

I have worked with countless attorneys over the years and Jon Damashek stands out among them. I have seen first hand him advocate for his clients vigorously. He fights for the rights of the seriously injured, does not back down…

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07/05/2015

I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise and knowledge of the law and more importantly his ability…

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07/05/2015

I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome to my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…

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06/05/2019

I had the opportunity of having this amazing team of lawyers work on my case. When I first met with Jordan Hecht and Michael Kusz, I really liked their energy and the spunk that they had, it meant business and…

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05/01/2015

“I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise, knowledge of the law, and more importantly – his ability…

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05/01/2015

“I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome of my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…

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