Holding Property Owners Accountable For Unsafe Conditions
If you have a right and a reason to be on someone's property, you should find the premises safe. This is not only common sense and decency but a legal obligation. Premises liability refers to a property owner's duty under the law to the safety of patrons and visitors.
If you were seriously injured because of a dangerous condition or hidden hazard, the Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm can explore your claims. Our personal injury verdicts and settlements include recoveries against businesses, apartment buildings, homeowners and municipal entities in New York City.
Do you have grounds to sue for premises liability? We handle cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
Raphaelson & Levine · NYC Attorneys For Premises Liability Claims
Property owners or property managers — and in some cases, municipalities — should identify safety hazards through routine maintenance and inspection. Not every accident on private property is an actionable claim. However, if the owner created, ignored or failed to notice a dangerous condition, that owner may be accountable for injuries and losses.
A lawsuit for premises liability may apply to:
- Slip-and-fall accidents (slippery surfaces, tripping hazards)
- Snow and ice accumulations on walkways
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Lead paint poisoning
- Assaults related to inadequate security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Fires or explosions
- Animal attacks
Failure To Correct Or Failure To Warn
We investigate quickly to document the unsafe condition through photographs and witness affidavits. We also look into prior lawsuits and complaints, building code or health code violations, maintenance logs and other evidence. Our job is to prove that the owner knew or should have known of the hazard and had reasonable time to address the defect or properly warn patrons and visitors.
Once we establish liability, we work closely with clients and medical providers to ensure full compensation for past and future medical care, lost wages, permanent disability or disfigurement, and appropriate damages for pain and suffering.
Proven Trial Lawyers Who Will Fight For What You Deserve
While most cases eventually settle out of court, insurance companies will not offer fair compensation without the credible threat of bigger damages at trial. Our trial lawyers are prepared to take property owners to court and lay out a compelling case for a jury if necessary. Raphaelson & Levine has a reputation in court as being aggressive, well prepared and willing to try any case necessary to get the most compensation that a specific case will warrant. We routinely follow the appellate division decisions regarding the greatest value that any injury will entitle under the law and we hold the line until that amount is paid.
Call 212-268-3222 or or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our New York City premises liability attorneys. There is no cost to have your claim evaluated and there are no attorney fees unless we win.