If you were injured on someone else’s property, you shouldn’t be responsible for all of the costs associated with your injuries. Property owners, managers, and even the government are responsible for maintaining safe premises. We can help hold them accountable.

Call a Queens premises liability lawyer at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. at (212) 490-5700 or reach out via our online contact form. We offer free consultations, and you owe us nothing unless you win your case.

Why You Need a Queens Premises Liability Attorney

You may be unsure of what to do after getting hurt on public or private property. That’s why you should contact a premises liability attorney right away. The legal process can be complicated, and you need someone familiar with New York City Building Codes, New York City Administrative Codes, and other relevant laws.

Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. will investigate what happened during your accident. We will determine if the property owner or manager was negligent and breaking any laws. This can help your case.

We will use evidence of a dangerous situation or hazard and your injuries to make a demand for compensation. Often, this 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.

With years of experience, we’ve won millions of dollars for victims of slip and fall accidents, dog bites and other animal bites, stairway accidents, swimming pool accidents, and other premises liability claims. Feel free to ask us how we’ve handled cases similar to yours or review our case results to see what we’ve achieved.

Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek Knows New York Premises Liability Law

New York premises liability laws and New York City codes can be complex. In general, property owners in Queens are responsible for maintaining a safe environment on their land. They should prevent visitors from being harmed. This is their “duty of care.”

To win compensation in a premises liability case, you must show that someone owed you a duty of care and did not uphold that duty. You must also show that you were hurt and had financial damages as a result.

When we begin investigating your case, we will first determine who is at fault. Who controlled the environment in which you were injured? That might be a property owner, property manager, construction company, contractor, commercial tenant, government entity, or other individual or company. That will allow us to file a claim against the right party, which is called the defendant.

If you were hurt on public property, you might have to file an administrative claim instead of a premises liability lawsuit. New York City’s Administrative Code requires you to file a notice of a claim with the appropriate agency that you believe is responsible. You only have 90 days after you were injured to do this.

Elements of a Premises Liability Claim

We will review relevant laws and determine if your case meets the requirements. We will work 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

What if I Was Trespassing?

Property owners do not always have the same duty to trespassers as they do people who were invited to their land. If you were violating a law by being on the property, it might be more difficult to obtain compensation.

Children who trespass are sometimes given leniency.

Common Premises Liability Cases in Queens

We have handled all types of premises liability cases in public and private locations. Some of the most common ones we see include:

Common Injuries Caused by Property Accidents

Premises liability claims often involve traumatic injuries that can impact your entire life. HKD is here to help you recover from:

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Compensation in Your Premises Liability Lawsuit

If you were injured, you would likely have many expenses. It can be hard to deal with the bills that add up. However, if someone else is responsible, they should pay.

You have a right to compensation for:

Property Owner Defense That We Will Prepare For

The property owner or other at-fault party in your case will likely fight back. They will try to divert blame away from themselves or minimize their responsibility.

Some common defenses property owners use include:

  • 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

It’s important to work with a premises liability attorney to develop a strategic offense to these claims.

Call a Queens Premises Liability Lawyer Today

Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek has worked with countless victims who have been injured due to someone else’s actions. We can be there for you too.

Call us today at (212) 490-5700 to set up a free consultation. You pay us nothing until we recover money for you.

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