Long Island Premises Liability Lawyers
Under the law, property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises, and when they do not, they may be subject to premises liability claims. Whether in a grocery store, a public park, on school grounds, or in a parking lot, a standard of care exists for maintaining property. Dangers risk injury, and many injuries are preventable. Owners and property or business managers have a duty to notify people about a danger or correct the hazardous condition.
Types of Premises Liability
Premises liability law encompasses situations in which property owners may be liable, such as:
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Pool drowning
- Toxic exposure
- Inadequate security to prevent criminal assault (lack of lights or surveillance)
- Falling trees
- Falling objects from shelves
- Fires (caused by building code violations)
- Building collapse
- Dangerous amusement park rides
Proving Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
If you live on Long Island and you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may have a right to sue to recover compensation for your losses. Proving owner negligence is pivotal for winning a premises liability case. Your premises liability lawyer must be able to prove that:
- A dangerous property condition existed
- The property owner knew about the dangerous condition
- The owner had time to warn, repair or eliminate the hazard
Because owners frequently repair the dangerous condition after someone is injured, it is important to photograph the hazard as soon as possible after the accident occurs. Obtaining the contact information for any witnesses and getting their statements about what occurred is also helpful for your case.
The sooner you retain a premises liability lawyer, the better your chances you have to preserve essential evidence, which vital for achieving a favorable outcome.
Your Legal Right to Compensation
In a premises liability claim, you have the right to seek compensation for expenses incurred as a result of the injury, such as medical bills, transportation costs, and other money spent on assistance. Your lawyer may also file for damages for pain and suffering, which may include emotional trauma, disfigurement, physical discomfort and loss of normal life-enhancing capabilities.
Our attorneys handle all slip or trip and fall, as well as other premises liability claims, on a contingency fee basis. If we are unable to recover compensation for your loss, we will not charge you a fee.
Contact Us – Personal Injury Expertise on Long Island
If you have a Suffolk County premises liability claim, you need experienced personal injury lawyers to protect your rights and help you get full and fair compensation for your losses. Call the law firm of Rosenberg and Gluck, LLP (631) 451-7900 or our toll free number (888) 545-2993 for a free initial consultation.