NYC Premises Liability Lawyer

New York City Premises Liability Attorneys

Assisting Victims of Property Owner Negligence 

When you visit someone else’s home, shop in a retail store, or eat in a restaurant, you expect that the property will be reasonably well maintained and free of any hazards that could cause you harm. In fact, New York law requires property owners to make sure that their premises are reasonably safe for visitors. But not all property owners uphold this duty of care, and innocent people can be seriously hurt.

If you were injured on someone else’s property due to unsafe property conditions, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we represent individuals who have suffered serious injuries due to property owner negligence throughout NYC’s five boroughs. If you believe you may have a premises liability case, reach out to our firm today to learn more about your legal rights and options during a free consultation.

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When Is a Property Owner Liable for Injuries? 

Generally speaking, property owners can be held liable for accidents and injuries occurring on their properties when the injured party was lawfully on the property, and when the property owner was negligent in some way. 

To prove your premise liability case, you will need to prove each of the following elements:

  • You were injured while on someone else’s property 
  • You were lawfully on the property when the injury occurred
  • The injury was the result of a dangerous or hazardous property condition
  • The property owner knew about or should have known about the dangerous condition
  • The property owner failed to take reasonable measures to remove, repair, or warn others about the dangerous condition 
  • The dangerous condition was not so open and obvious that you could have easily avoided it

Under New York law, property owners owe varying duties of care to different types of visitors. Those who visit a property for the mutual benefit of the visitor and the property owner, such as customers, are known as “invitees” and are owed the highest duty of care. Those who visit a property for their own purposes but not for the benefit of the property owner, or “licensees,” are owed a secondary duty of care, while trespassers are owed minimal duties of care. 

Examples of Dangerous Property Conditions

A “dangerous property condition” is any condition or hazard that poses a risk of foreseeable injury, meaning the typical person would know that the condition could cause an accident or injury. 

Some examples of dangerous property conditions and hazards include: 

  • Wet or slippery floors 
  • Accumulated ice or snow
  • Spills and fallen merchandise 
  • Uneven flooring 
  • Torn or ripped carpeting
  • Low lighting
  • Improperly marked exits
  • Missing handrails 
  • Defective stairs and stairwells
  • Unmarked steps
  • Building code violations 
  • Inadequate security
  • Unsafe structures
  • Cluttered walkways and aisles
  • Defective sidewalks 
  • Loose dangerous animals

These and other dangerous conditions are often the results of improper property maintenance or general negligence. When this is the case, injured victims have the right to take legal action against liable property owners. 

Why Hire a Premises Liability Lawyer? 

Premises liability is a complex area of personal injury law. Navigating the claims filing process can be extremely challenging without the help of an experienced attorney. 

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we believe that you should be focused on getting the care you need—not on fighting with the property owner or insurance company for fair payment. Instead, you can trust our New York City premises liability lawyers to fight for you. 

We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for our clients, helping them seek financial recovery for medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. Our team has decades of legal experience, including experience in insurance defense. We know how the other side operates and the steps they take to dispute, devalue, and deny claims. What’s more, we know how to fight back and effectively advocate for the rights of our clients. 

As your legal team, we will be there for you every step of the way. Our team prioritizes attorney-client communication and strives to develop meaningful relationships built on honesty, integrity, and trust. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you understand all of your legal rights and options. 

Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle 

Our firm handles all types of premises liability cases, including claims involving: 

  • Slip and falls 
  • Dog bites 
  • Negligent security
  • Swimming pool accidents 
  • Elevator and escalator accidents 
  • Attractive nuisances 
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Defective conditions 

Our attorneys have successfully brought claims against negligent homeowners, commercial property owners, landlords, government entities, and others. We understand the complex laws and regulations that govern these cases, and we know how to fight for every penny you are owed.

We do not collect any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. If we do not secure a settlement or verdict in your case, you do not pay any attorney fees. 

Call us today at (646) 813-3922 to request a complimentary consultation with an experienced New York City premises liability lawyer. 

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"My husband was injured a few years ago and Keith D. Silverstein & Associates was there to help him receive the compensation he deserved. They worked hard and never settled for anything less than what they thought he was entitled to."

- Virginia

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