If you were injured on another person’s property or a commercial property, and you believe it is the property owner’s fault, we recommend calling a New York City premises liability lawyer as soon as you can. When we find evidence of the owner or occupier’s negligence, we can represent you in pursuing compensation for your injuries.
At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., our knowledgeable and highly experienced premises liability lawyers are here to listen, investigate what led to your injuries, and advise you of your legal options. With decades of experience and hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for accident victims in situations just like yours, we know what it takes to pursue premises liability claims and how to secure every dollar you deserve.
Don’t delay. To learn more about whether you have a valid premises liability claim, contact us online or call 212-490-5700 for a free, no-risk consultation at our law office in Midtown Manhattan. There are no up-front fees, and nothing until we win compensation.
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At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., our attorneys handle insurance claims and premises liability lawsuits arising from all types of property hazards and accidents, including but not limited to:
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Premises liability is the area of law that determines when a property owner, manager, or occupier is responsible when another person sustains injuries on their property. Under New York’s premises liability laws, property owners or occupiers have a duty of maintaining their premises in a reasonably safe condition.
To secure compensation, you must prove the following premises liability elements:
You must prove that the property owner or occupier was negligent. Negligence is the result of the property owner or occupier failing to uphold a duty of ordinary care. It is the owner or occupier’s responsibility to make sure their premises are reasonably safe for others. This means a lot of things, including inspecting their property, noticing when something is wrong, providing a warning to guests and customers of dangers, and fixing hazards as soon as possible.
To establish that the property owner or occupier was negligent, you must provide evidence that they failed to uphold this duty and did not maintain reasonably safe premises. In most premises liability cases, you will seek to prove that the property owner or occupier failed to fix a known danger.
You must establish that you were injured in an accident because of a hazard on the property and you must prove the direct link between the owner or occupier’s failure to act and your injury.
If you are unsure if you meet all the elements of a premises liability claim or what constitutes a known hazard, contact a New York premises liability lawyer at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. today.
If you can establish that a property owner or occupier’s negligence caused you harm, then you can seek compensation for your:
At Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are proud that we have helped many clients receive significant premises liability settlements and court rulings. A sample of some of our results includes:
Parking lots are often private property, so the owner of that property may be responsible for your accident if you fall. If the owner knew about the dangerous situation and failed to rectify it or warn others about it, then you may be able to obtain compensation if you were injured.
Accidents at construction sites may be the fault of many different parties, including the property owner, a general contractor, a construction company, or another third party. You may even be able to recover monetary damages if you were working at the time.
Like other personal injury lawsuits, a premises liability claim must be filed within three years of the date of the accident. However, there are exceptions. You should seek a free consultation with an attorney to start the process right away.
Whether you were at work, playing with your children at the park, or were running errands, you never expected to end the day in the hospital. Unfortunately, that is often what happens when you are injured on another person’s property. We are here to answer your questions and deliver some relief. Contact Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. as soon as possible, so that we can get started.
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